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I-129 Export Compliance Questionnaire and Review Process

Effective 2011, the Department of Homeland Security updated Form I-129 to require that employers provide an export license determination in order to employ certain nonimmigrant workers, including individuals in H-1B and O-1 status.

International Scholar Services will request sponsoring faculty members, grant managers, or administrators to complete the I-129 Export Compliance Questionnaire.  The completed questionnaire should be returned to Export Compliance and copied to International Scholar Services.

The Caltech Export Compliance office will review the information and determine whether an export license is required in order for Caltech to employ the beneficiary.  Once the determination is made, International Scholar Services will submit a Form I-129 to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.

Please contact the Caltech Export Compliance Office if you have any questions about how to complete the I-129 Export Compliance Questionnaire. 

Please let the International Scholar Services Office know if there will be any delays with the completion of the questionnaire.


Office Phone Email
Export Compliance 626-395-2641

International Scholar Services


For a complete list of Export Compliance contacts, please click on the "Contacts" tab at the top of the screen.


I-129 Export Compliance Questionnaire


"Fact Sheet: Revised Form I-129 Form Requires Petitioners Certify Compliance with Export Controls Regarding the Release of Technology or Technical Data to Foreign Person Beneficiaries," Bureau of Industry & Security

"I-129 Deemed Export Attestation" by the Association of University of Export Control Officers