Foreign Scientists Visiting MIT

The release of controlled technology to a foreign national (even in the U.S.) is “deemed” to be an export. Bona fide full-time employees who sign an MIT non-disclosure agreement and US permanent residents are not considered foreign nationals and are exempt from this. Foreign scientists visiting MIT are not allowed to access controlled technology. 

Need help?

Contact the MIT Export Control Compliance Team at, or by phone at 617-253-2762 (Janet Johnston).