Prior to DPSAC Processing, all non-immigrant foreign nationals must first have their U.S. employment eligibility authorization validated by the NIH Division of International Services (DIS).
DPSAC prescreening does not begin until both the AO completes badge/NED sponsorship and, if applicable, DIS completes validation for a foreign national. Please note that DIS does not process Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR).
The non-Immigrant Foreign National record will route to DIS automatically for validation once the FN badge/account is sponsored by the AO. AOs should request proof of citizenship from the Foreign National (FN)/LPR to avoid errors in the Citizenship/LPR registration fields in NED which can cause significant delays downstream for the applicant, including:
- Termination of a pending badge task and re-sponsorship
- Additional fingerprinting appointments
- Additional delays due to re-processing request
The candidate will be required to visit DIS with their U.S. employment authorization documentation. Once DIS completes validation favorably, the candidate's record will be routed to DPSAC for prescreening if the candidate requires access to NIH facilities and/or information systems.
Please note, DPSAC cannot complete prescreening on candidates who do not possess a valid U.S. Social Security Number.
For more information, please visit the DIS website.