Non-Minister Sunset Provision Updates

Last Updated

October 20, 2021

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 Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, President Biden signed a continuing resolution, the “Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act 2021” (H.R. 5305) into law, funding the federal government through Dec. 3, 2021. The Act also extends several immigration programs including the Non-Minister Sunset Provision. Thus, the Non-Minister Permanent Residence Program is extended until Dec. 3, 2021.

We will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates as they arise. For more information, please contact your RIS attorney directly.

Students should be mindful of changes to government guidance to ensure compliance with immigration regulations and maintain their status to study in the United States. If you have any questions about this, please contact your assigned RIS Attorney.