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About Us
Document Pickup and Travel Signatures

Scientists who need to pick up updated documents or obtain a J-1 travel signature from DIS may request an appointment. Same-day appointments will not be accepted.

You will receive an email confirmation from DIS@mail.nih.gov once DIS accepts your appointment request. 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 DIS@mail.nih.gov

Main Bethesda campus

You must schedule an appointment via the DIS Calendar between the hours of  9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Calendar appointment requests are available in 15-minute increments.

NCI Frederick campus

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

To request an appointment:

    1. Email DIS at DIS@mail.nih.gov to arrange an appointment date and time.

    2. Write “FREDERICK APPOINTMENT REQUEST” in the email subject line.

    3. Submit the request by mid-day on Tuesday of the week you would like the appointment.

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Service Hours:
9:00am - 4:00pm ET
Non-FTE Check-In/EOD:
Monday By 11:30am
(in local time zone of lab)
Advising Services:
Document Pickup:​​​​​​​​​​
J-1/J-2 Travel Signature Requests:​​​​​​​​​​​
Badge Validation:​​​​​​​​​​
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