Legal Alert

60-Day Suspension: Form I-129 (Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker) Export Certification

December 23, 2010

As noted in yesterday's e-mail alert, late yesterday USCIS announced that the export certification requirement in the new Form I-129 (Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker) will be suspended for 60 days to allow employers additional time to develop the procedures necessary for compliance. Although petitioners must use the new Form I-129 effective today, petitioners need not complete Part 6 of Form I-129 until February 20, 2011.

McGuireWoods LLP has lawyers with experience in immigration and export control law who welcome the opportunity to help clients establish an effective program to ensure compliance.