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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 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

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 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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