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U.S. Government Set to Impose Export Control Certification for Foreign Worker Visa Program Are You Ready?

After a brief three-month grace period, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will soon begin requiring that petitioners certify compliance with U.S. export control regulations on Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker. The certification will apply to four classes of I-129 petitions: (1) H-1B; (2) H-1B1 Free Trade petitions for specialty occupation workers who are nationals of Singapore or Chile; (3) L-1; and (4) O-1A. The change applies to all petitions postmarked on or after February 20, 2011.

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