Foreign Nationals in the NIH Visiting Program
Non-Employee (Non-FTE) Designations:
Including Visiting Fellows (Pre and Post-Doctoral), Rotators, Collaborators, Special Volunteers, & Guest Researchers
NED validation occurs as part of the foreign national's DIS check-in process. See the
Check-In with DIS webpage for more information.
Employee (FTE) Designations:
Including Research Fellows, Clinical Fellows, Staff Scientists, Staff Clinicians, & Investigators
NED validation occurs as a part of the foreign national's Enter-on-Duty (EOD) appointment with the DIS Immigration Specialist who processed the case.
Other Foreign Nationals at NIH
Invited by an NIH Institute/Center (IC) B-1 Delegate for visits of 90 days or less.
Refer to our
B-1/WB Delegate Program (NIH Users Only) guidance.
Tenants, Volunteers, and Others:
Sponsored by Another Employer and Placed at NIH.
Refer to our
Contractor, Tenant, Volunteer Badges page.
U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents and U.S. Citizens:
Also known as "Green Card" holders/LPRs, or USCs.
DIS does not validate the work status of these individuals in NED. The Administrative Officer (AO) is responsible for making sure that the individual's NED record correctly reflects LPR or USC status. If a NED record for a known green card holder or U.S. citizen incorrectly indicates DIS validation is required, contact the AO. The AO or Badge Sponsor will likely need to submit a service request with NED/CIT in order to void the erroneous record.