Non-Minister Sunset Provision Extended – Effective Until: March 22, 2024

Last Updated

March 19, 2024

The Non-Minister Sunset Provision is a temporary law that allows religious Brothers (who are not also ordained priests), Sisters, and foreign nationals working in a religious occupation, to become permanent residents.

On March 1, 2024, President Biden signed into Public Law H.R. 118-40., funding the federal government through March 22, 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 22, 2024.

We will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates as they arise. If the Non-Minister Sunset Provision is not extended by March 22, 2024, non-minister religious workers will not be able to file the I-360 or be eligible to adjust status to lawful permanent resident until the provision is renewed.