>> Go to the Professional Temporary Export License Exception Form
Laptops, PDAs/cell phones, digital storage devices, data, and software are subject to federal export controls regardless of why you are traveling.
Therefore, you must qualify for an exception or you may be required to obtain an export license.
The U.S. Department of Commerce's Export Administration Regulations (EAR) makes an exception to licensing requirements for the temporary export or re-export of certain items, technology, or software for professional use as long as the criteria outlined in the certification form are met.
The exception does not apply to:
· data that does not meet the fundamental research exclusion
· EAR satellite or space-related equipment, components, or software
· technology associated with high-level encryption products
· items, technology, data, or software regulated by the Department of State's International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
· when traveling to Iran, Syria, Cuba, North Korea, Libya, or Sudan.
A license from the U.S. government may be required if any of the above conditions apply, even when your travel is not for SIUE-related business. Written approval from the SIUE Office of Research and Projects is required if any of the above conditions apply and you are traveling on SIUE-related business. For more information about obtaining an export license, contact the Associate Dean for Research at firstname.lastname@example.org or x2171. You should not take SIUE-owned equipment internationally except on SIUE-related business.
US Customs officials are authorized to search or retain electronic devices—including digital cameras, cell phones, media players, and disk drives as well as the items listed above—even without probable cause, to look for violation of export control regulations as well as other laws and regulations. Therefore, you may want to heed the following advice to reduce the time of any search.
FBI Recommendations for Traveling Abroad: The FBI has produced a document titled "Best Practices for Academics Traveling Overseas" outlining safety precautions to protect intellectual property and academic information while in transit to foreign destinations.
To satisfy recordkeeping requirementswhen traveling on SIUE-related business, file a signed copy of the Professional Temporary Export License Exception Form with the Associate Dean for Research (Box 1046, email@example.com) at least 2 weeks before you travel. Provide a detailed description of the item(s), including brand/model and SIUE inventory code. A snapshot of the program files list from a computer is adequate.
Remember that applications for travel support must be submitted to the Graduate School at least 2 weeks prior to the departure date.
Make sure to take a signed copy with you to use if Customs inspects your device(s).