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Export Control Information for Visiting Students and Scholars / Employing Foreign Persons

UMBC hosts a number of international scholars each year from around the world. The Office of Research Protections and Compliance collaborates with hosting departments, the Office of General Counsel and the Office of International Education Services to perform export compliance review for the preparation of Visitor Agreements.

UMBC is required by federal regulations to monitor assignments to its facilities of foreign persons, meaning those who are not U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents (i.e., possessing a valid “green card”), or persons granted asylum or refugee status. Persons planning to work at UMBC holding a temporary visa (F, H-1B, J-1, etc.) will be treated as a foreign person for export control purposes.  International visitors requiring an export review could include tenured faculty, research faculty, technicians, post-doctoral candidates, students, student interns, business visitors or other faculty and staff categories. A deemed export certification required UMBC obtain a license from the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) that will authorize release of certain export controlled items to a foreign person.

For more information about what is required to host a visitor, please click on any of the below link. Questions? Please contact the ORPC at 410-455-2737 or

Please see UMBC’s Office of International Education Services website for Information Regarding Recent Executive Actions.

Restricted Party Screening

Foreign Person Screening

Technology Alert List

Visitor Agreement for Adults

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