The EB4 category is for religious workers. Applicants must be members of a religious denomination which has established a nonprofit religious organization in the United States for at least two years. Labor certification under PERM is not required under the EB4 category.
Religious workers such as ministers, priests, nuns, rabbis, ordained deacons and monks.
Applicants may qualify for permanent residence if they hold the following positions:
- As a minister or priest of the religious denomination;
- In a professional capacity in a religious vocation or occupation for the religious organization (a “professional” capacity means that a U.S. bachelor’s degree or its foreign equivalent is required to perform the functions of this job); or
- In a religious vocation or occupation for the religious organization or its nonprofit affiliate. (A “religious vocation” means a calling or devotion to religious life. Taking vows can prove that you have a calling to religious life. A religious occupation is an activity devoted to traditional religious functions. Examples of religious occupations include, but are not limited to: cantors, missionaries, and religious instructors.