DIS provides guidance regarding immigration-related issues to NIH Visiting Program participants, administrators, and laboratory sponsors. Contractors at NIH must contact their contracting company for immigration-related guidance.
DIS advising is remote until further notice. We offer two advising options:
For case-specific questions or questions that may take more than 15 minutes to address, NIH scientists and staff should email
DIS@mail.nih.gov to schedule a phone or video advising appointment with a DIS Immigration Specialist. When you log in, you will enter the Zoom waiting room. This service is first-come, first-served. The Immigration Specialist will meet with you once s/he finishes advising other scientists.
A DIS Immigration Specialist is available during our Zoom “Walk-in” advising hours on Monday-Thursday, 1:30 - 3:30 pm EST.
Use this link to join the Zoom session during walk-in hours.
This service is first-come, first-served. When you join, you will enter the Zoom waiting room. The Immigration Specialist will meet with you once s/he finishes advising other scientists.