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Nonminister Special Immigrant Religious Worker Program Expiration

March 6, 2009

United States law authorizing nonminister special immigrant religious worker program expired on March 6, 2009.

Therefore until further notice, Immigrant Fourth Preference (E4) – Immigrant “SR” visas can no longer be issued. The minister of religion “SD” visa, a permanent visa classification, has not expired and “SD” visas can be issued to eligible visa applicants.