For Applicants & Employees - All About e-QIP

How to Submit Your e-QIP

Certification and Digital Signature

Once you have entered all your data, you will begin the Certification process. Please utilize “Click to Sign” to digitally sign your e-QIP signature pages (preferred method). 

Upload the Forms Attached to the e-QIP instruction email 

Proceed to the “Attachments Summary" in e-QIP (one of the last five steps).  Here, you will answer “Yes" to having “Additional documents associated with this request", and then follow the instructions to upload your OF-306 Declaration for Federal Employment and other forms you have completed. 

A new OF-306 is required from all applicants, including new federal hires, regardless of the determined investigation. It is crucial that the personally identifiable information (PII) on the applicant's OF-306 must match any and all other systems and documents being provided by the applicants. Errors on the OF-306 form will lead your case to be requestioned by the NIH and to be deemed unacceptable. Errors may include ineligible information, incomplete information, missing headers and footers, and additional handwritten information without any certification with the applicant's initials and dates. Please note any amendments to your documents will require your initials and date (i.e. cross-outs and hand-written corrections).​

Submit/Release your e-QIP

Once all steps above have been completed, please click the “Release/Transmit Your Questionnaire to the Agency” button.

Other Options for Submission

We strongly encourage you to upload your forms directly to e-QIP. If you are unable to upload your forms, you may hand-carry or fax them to our office at:
National Institutes of Health
Division of Personnel Security and Access Control, ORS
31 Center Drive, Room 1B03, MSC 2143
Bethesda, MD 20892-2143
Fax: 301-480-0108
To better understand the background investigation ​process for applicants and the resources available, please visit the DCSA website here. Please see the Quick Reference Guide for additional login help. If you have any questions, please contact us at (301) 402-9755 or​​