Division of Research and Economic Development

Expanding the University's research enterprise.

Hiring Foreign Nationals

The Department of Homeland Security Form I-129 requires employers provide an export license determination in order to employ certain non-immigrant workers, including individuals in H-1B and O-1 status. URI Human Resources will request sponsoring faculty members, grant managers, or administrators to complete the I-129 Deemed Export Questionnaire. The completed questionnaire should be returned to Human Resources.

Human Resources and the URI Office of Research Integrity will review the information and determine whether an export license is required in order for URI to employ the beneficiary. Please contact the Office of Research Integrity if you have any questions about how to complete the I-129 Deemed Export Questionnaire.

For more information regarding the H-1B Visa process please refer to the URI Office of International Students and Scholars.

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