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Administrative Staff

DIS Trainings for Administrative Staff

Customized Training

DIS offers customized training on topics such as case preparation, designations that involve patient contact, and more! To request training for your Institute/Center, submit a Request for DIS Customized Training form to 

Regular Events

Check out our Upcoming Events page to see when DIS is presenting our next general Immigration Basics session, B-1/WB Delegate Training for administrative staff, and more!

We also hold regular training events for scientists which administrative staff are welcome to attend! Let us know if you would like to sit in on our next J-1 or H-1B orientation, 212(e) Seminar, or Tax Seminar to better understand foreign scientists' experience and requirements. 

Annual Conference

Each year DIS hosts an Immigration Conference to bring together all NIH administrative staff involved in the NIH Visiting Program and provide relevant training. For more information, visit our Annual Conference page.

Pop Up Sessions

Our newest service! DIS offers pop-up advising sessions for administrative staff at different locations on the Bethesda campus. These sessions are planned and announced on short notice, so keep an eye on emails from DIS sent through the Key Contact listserv. Come to a pop-up session and ask us any questions related to case preparation or your foreign national scientist population!  Contact us at to request a pop-up advising session in your building or for your team.

Revised 06/2019

DIS Info

​​​Service Hours:
9:00AM - 4:00PM ET

Non-FTE Check-In/EOD:
Monday By 11:30am (​in local time zone of lab)
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Advising Services:
Drop-Ins and Appointments​
Document Pickup:
By Appointment
J-1/J-2 Travel Signature Requests:​
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Badge Validation:
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