For NIH Visiting Program participants (e.g. Visiting Fellow or Research Fellow) who are new to NIH, DIS validates the badge request as a part of the foreign national's check-in session or entry-on-duty appointment with our office. DIS also updates NED for Visiting Program participants as a part of renewal case processing.
Changes in Designation
To change a foreign national from a non-FTE to an FTE designation (e.g. Visiting Fellow to Research Fellow), NIH administrative staff should use the "update" function in NED. This step will notify DPSAC of the change, and if needed, they will initiate a background investigation for the FTE position. Do not modify the EOD date, doing so will deactivate the current badge. Change to an FTE designation will effectively freeze the Fellowship Payment System (FPS) record for that individual; no further FPS modifications will be allowed. Contact your FPS HPOC with any questions.