Immigration Insights (December 2010)

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In This Issue:

Export Control Question Delayed for L-1, H-1B and O-1A Visa Cases; December Update on H-1B Cap Count; Reminder for Permanent Residents Undertaking Temporary Assignments Abroad; U.S. Citizens Abroad to be Required to File I-130 Relative Petitions with USCIS in the U.S.; and, Year End Immigration Check Up for Foreign Nationals.

Export Control Question Delayed for L-1, H-1B and O-1A Visa Cases

On December 22, 2010, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that employers will not be required to complete Part 6 of the Form I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker form containing export control/ITAR compliance questions, until February 20, 2011. The decision to delay requiring answers to these questions comes after USCIS consulted with stakeholders, including the Commerce Department, who recommended that employers be given additional time to establish internal processes to answer the questions correctly. Although employers must use the Form I-129 petition that bears the November 23, 2010 revision date, USCIS will not require the Part 6 questions to be completed.

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