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Why is Export Control Certification Required?

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires sponsoring employers to attest under penalty of perjury that technology or technical data that will be released to a Hopkins foreign-national employee during the period of his/her employment will/will not require a license from the U.S. Department of Commerce or the U.S. Department of State.

The hiring department is required to complete the I-129 Export Certification in partnership with the Export Control Officer for the Johns Hopkins Enterprise. Background and instructions for completing the certification process are available on the Export Control Office's website. The I-129 Export Certification Form and instructions is located at: