Non-Minister Category of Special Immigrant Religious Workers To Expire On March 6, 2009
The expiring category covers special immigrant religious workers in professional or
USCIS continues to receive and process Petitions for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant (Form I-360) for those immigrant religious workers affected by the upcoming expiration date. USCIS is also, to the extent that it can, expeditiously processing Applications to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485), based on approved Form
Absent a Congressional extension of the expiration date, USCIS will, beginning on March 6, 2009, suspend further processing of any pending Form I-360, Form I-485, and Form I-824 affected by the expiration date until further notice. Also, unless or until Congress extends the expiration date, USCIS will reject Form I-360 petitions, Form I-485 and Form I-824 applications filed on or after March 6, 2009 that are based on the expired provisions.
Customers are encouraged to check our Web site at www.uscis.gov frequently for updates or call the
Last Reviewed/Updated: 03/06/2009