Non-Minister Sunset Provision Extended Until Sept. 30, 2022


Last Updated

March 23, 2022

The Non-Minister Sunset Provision allows religious workers in non-minister categories to apply for permanent residence in the United States. The current sunset provisions are set to expire on March 15, 2022.

On Tuesday, March 15, 2022, President Biden signed a continuing resolution, the “Consolidated Appropriations Act” (H.R. 2471) into law, funding the federal government through Sept. 30, 2022. The Act also extends several immigration programs including the Non-Minister Sunset Provision. Thus, the Non-Minister Permanent Residence Program is extended until Sept. 30, 2022.

We will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates as they arise. For more information, please contact the Religious Immigration Services section at 301-565-4832 or contact your RIS attorney directly.