Welcome to NIH! For the next few days you will be working closely with us at DPSAC and the NIH
Division of International Services (DIS) to satisfy all of the federal requirements for working with the U.S. Government before you can start your new position or be given access to NIH facilities and information systems.
If you are a non-immigrant Foreign National (FN) or a non-U.S. citizen, please visit the
DIS website to get an understanding of legal status/work authorization requirements that will be needed prior to visiting us at DPSAC. Please note: DIS does not process Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR).
Prior to DPSAC processing, all FNs or non-U.S. citizens (with the exception of U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents) must have their employment eligibility and legal status validated by DIS. Additionally, FNs must obtain a valid U.S. Social Security Number prior to being initiated into any DPSAC process. Be sure to provide proof of citizenship to your assigned Administrative Officer (AO) to avoid errors that can cause significant delays downstream.
Planning Your Visit to DPSAC
Foreign nationals must bring two forms of valid U.S. Government issued identification, one of which contains a photo, to all appointments. Please see the list of
Acceptable Identification Documents.
Please be aware of the following prior to visiting DPSAC: