HR Managers Must Now Certify Export Compliance

Law360 (January 20, 2011, 1:54 PM EST) -- With recent revisions to Form I-129, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will require for the first time that the people who typically sign nonimmigrant employment visas, such as human resources managers, must also certify their company's compliance with deemed export rules.

How often do HR managers have to make export license determinations? Probably seldom, if ever. That is until now. USCIS's revised Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, includes, among other changes, a new Part 6, Certification Regarding the Release of Controlled Technology or Technical Data to Foreign Persons in the United States.

Specifically, the new section requires that persons...

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