Non-Minister Sunset Provision Extended

Last Updated

February 15, 2024

The Non-Minister Sunset Provision is a temporary law that allows religious brothers, sisters, and foreign nationals working in a religious occupation to become permanent residents.  

On Jan. 19, 2024, President Biden signed the “Further Additional Continuing Appropriations and Other Extensions Act, 2024” (H.R. 2872) into law, funding the federal government through March 8, 2024. The Act also extends several immigration programs including the Non-Minister Sunset Provision. Thus, the Non-Minister Permanent Residence Program is extended until March 8, 2024. We will continue to monitor the Non-Minister Sunset Provision and will provide updates as they become available.   

For more information, please visit the USCIS website: Special Immigrant Religious Workers | USCIS.