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​​Welcome to the Division of International Services!

The Division of International Services (DIS) provides immigration-related services to the National Institutes of Health for Visiting Program scientists and the NIH research community. If you are a new scientist who has just arrived in the United States, please check-in with DIS in order to verify your immigration status and learn about your responsibilities in the United States.

The information provided using this website is only intended to be general summary information only. It is not intended to take the place of written law, regulation or policy. This website should not be used as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed professional attorney in your state.

DIS reserves the right to add, delete, or otherwise modify the contents of this website at any time without prior notice. Accordingly, DIS gives no guarantees, promises, or assurances of any kind, expressed or implied, that specific actions will be granted by NIH or other agencies despite compliance with the contents contained on this website. Please also see NIH's Web Policies and Notices.

If you are an employee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), please click the FDA Info link.

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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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