The following U.S. Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS) programs have been extended until September 30, 2012:

  • E-Verify
  • Immigrant Investor Pilot Program (EB-5)
  • Special immigrant visa category for non-minister religious workers
  • Conrad 30

  USCIS will continue to accept and process the petitions/applications for the programs that have now been extended to September 30, 2012.  

E-Verify Program: Program operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) allowing employers to verify the employment eligibility of the newly hired employees.


EB-5 Program: USCIS will continue to receive and decide the Petitions by Alien Entrepreneur and Applications to Adjust Status.


Special Immigrant for Non-Minister Religious Worker Program: Non-minister workers include non-ministers within a religious vocation or occupation and their spouses and children.


Conrad 30: Allows the state health departments to request from the Department of State a waiver of the two year foreign residence for foreign medical graduates in J-1 status. The program extends to cover J-1 admissions before September 30, 2012.


More information regarding the programs is available at