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​​About Us
Document Pickup and Travel Signatures

Scientists who need to pick up documents or obtain a J-1 or J-2 travel signature from DIS may book an appointment. You will receive an email confirmation from once DIS accepts your appointment. You must have the email confirmation before you come for your appointment. Please arrive on time.

Note: These appointments are strictly for document pickup or travel signatures. If you would like to discuss an immigration-related issue with a specialist, please call or email DIS at

If you are a scientist located at a remote NIH site (Baltimore, North Carolina, Montana), refer to the guidance for your worksite below.

Main Bethesda campus

You must schedule an appointment via the DIS Calendar between the hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Refer to this map of the DIS office location on the NIH Bethesda campus.

NCI Frederick campus

A DIS Immigration Specialist will be at the Frederick campus (Building 578) on Thursday afternoons between 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

You must schedule an appointment via the DIS Frederick Calendar by Tuesday at 3:45 pm of the week you would like the appointment.

Remote NIH sites

A bi-weekly or weekly mailing will be sent to DIS Key Contacts at remote NIH sites. Please allow at least one week of processing time from when you receive your eNOA from DIS to coordinate document pickup with the individual associated with your worksite below.

  • NIA (Baltimore) - Contact your Administrative Officer (AO)
  • NIDA (Baltimore) - Joshua Kysiak
  • NIEHS (North Carolina) - Jill Hughes or Kristen Fisher
  • Rocky Mountain Laboratories (Montana) - Brian Taggart or Tammy Meuchel

Scientists at remote NIH sites who need a J-1or J-2 travel signature from DIS should contact their AO. Your AO can help you to mail the Form DS-2019 to the DIS office. A DIS Immigration Specialist will sign the Form DS-2019 and mail it back to your AO.

Revised 07/2021

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