By Moroni Channel Newsroom
Salt Lake City Utah, USA
Senator Orrin Hatch introduced a bill in Wednesday to speed up visa applications for international missionary programs.
"Missionary service is the lifeblood for many churches across the nation, yet long and unpredictable visa delays are taking a toll on those who have answered the call to serve," the senator told the Deseret News.
The senator proposed a bill to help the church and other religious organizations to speed up the process. Currently the church needs approval for a nonimmigrant visa before a missionary receives his/her mission call, the process will take 6 - 9 months.
The new bill could potentially cut that time down to a matter of weeks according to LDS Living.
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