Revised Form I-129 Form Requires Petitioners to Certify Compliance with Export Controls

Effective February 20, 2011, the revised Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, requires a petitioner seeking H-1B, H-1B1, L-1 or O-1A visas to certify that it has reviewed U.S. export control regulations and determined that: 

(a) a license is not required to release technology to the foreign worker; or 
(b) if an export license is required, it will not release controlled technology to the foreign worker until it has received a license or other authorization to do so.  

For additional information about the revised form and petitions for nonimmigrant worker visas, see