Employing Foreign Nationals

For Those on Non-Immigrant Worker Visa Applications: H-1B, H-1B1, L-1, O-1A

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency which oversees lawful immigration to the United States. As part of the I-129 petition process, USCIS requires employers to complete a “Deemed Export Attestation” which is a certification that either (1) a license is not required to release technology or technical data to a foreign person, or that (2) a license is required and the University will not release or otherwise provide access to controlled technology or technical data to the prospective employee until it has received an appropriate license or other authorization.

In order to determine if a license is required, review of the petitioner’s planned activities must be conducted by the export control officer prior to submitting the I-129 Petition. The I-129 petition is submitted to USCIS by the International Students and Scholars office (ISSS).