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UNC-Chapel Hill works to maintain an open, welcoming atmosphere where visitors from all over the world can come to learn, collaborate and perform research. The Export Compliance Office can help facilitate visits from international students, faculty and partners.

UNC is required by federal regulations to monitor assignments to its facilities of foreign persons to ensure that the disclosure of, and access to, export controlled articles and related information are limited to those approved by an export authorization. All international employees and visitors must be processed through the Visiting Scholar Request Process. An export control review will be performed on all foreign persons regardless of employee or visitor status.

We assist with required export attestations on visas, help ensure that licenses are either not required or are obtained for the proposed visit/visitor, and can help provide guidance on U.S. export-related regulations. Prior to inviting an international visitor to campus, please consider the following questions:

  1. Is the visitor from a sanctioned country?
  2. Is the visitor an employee or agent of a restricted entity?
  3. Will the visitor participate in any type of restricted research, or interact with any type of highly controlled equipment, materials, biologics, and/or software?

If you answer “yes” to any of the above questions, please contact the Export Compliance Office for assistance.