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Document Pickup and Travel Signatures

Scientists who need to pick up updated documents or obtain a J-1 travel signature from DIS may request an appointment. Same-day appointments will not be accepted.

You will receive an email confirmation from DIS@mail.nih.gov once DIS accepts your appointment request. You must have the email confirmation before you come for your appointment. Please arrive on time.

Note: These appointments are strictly for document pickup or travel signatures. If you would like to discuss an immigration-related issue with a specialist, please call or email DIS at DIS@mail.nih.gov

Main Bethesda campus

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You must schedule an appointment via the DIS Calendar between the hours of  9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Calendar appointment requests are available in 15-minute increments.

To request a pickup appointment with DIS, follow the relevant instructions below.

Desktop Outlook Tutorial

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    1. Navigate to the Calendar portion of Outlook and create a New Meeting.

    2. Input DIS@mail.nih.gov in the 'Required' field. Enter 'Document Pick-up' OR 'Travel Signature,' followed by your Last Name, First.
     

    3. Navigate to 'Scheduling Assistant' and create an available 15-minute appointment on the DIS Calendar. Make sure that the date and time are both the ones you want to request. Then press send. You will receive an email confirmation once DIS accepts your appointment request.
     

Webmail Tutorial

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    1. Navigate to the Calendar portion of Outlook, create a New event.
     

    2. Input DIS@mail.nih.gov in the 'Invite attendees' field. Enter 'Document Pick-up' OR 'Travel Signature,' followed by your Last Name, First in the 'Title' field. Then click on 'Scheduling Assistant.'
     

    3. Create an available 15-minute time slot on the DIS Calendar. Make sure that the date and time are both the ones you want to request. Then press 'Done'.
     

    4. Then press 'Send'. You will receive an email confirmation once DIS accepts your appointment request.
     


NCI Frederick campus

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A DIS Immigration Specialist will be on Frederick campus (Building 578) on Thursday afternoons between 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

To request an appointment:

    1. Email DIS at DIS@mail.nih.gov to arrange an appointment date and time.

    2. Write “FREDERICK APPOINTMENT REQUEST” in the email subject line.

    3. Submit the request by mid-day on Tuesday of the week you would like the appointment.

DIS Info 
Service Hours:
8:30am - 4:30pm
Check-In/EOD:
Monday – Thursday
By 11:30am EST
Zoom Advising:
Monday – Thursday
1:30pm – 3:30pm EST
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