Our family (3 over 18, 4 under 18) is planning to move to Mexico to work long-term as volunteers setting up a church/mission/community work. We are New Zealand citizens.
We will be part supported/sponsored by a church in the USA and we'll need to be able to travel regularly to the USA from Mexico to attend church and other meetings, as well as shopping/R&R etc.
Are we likely to qualify for a US Religious Visa even though we will be living in Mexico. The work has the potential to be conducted on either side of the border initially until we're fully set up.
If not a Religious Visa, then what would be our best option?
We have been told that a tourist visa is probably not the best option if we are receiving any money from the US (in the way of donated support rather than paid income).
I have posted a similar question regarding Mexico Visas here - What Visa do we need for Mexico as New Zealanders?