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Administrative Staff
Annual Conference for Administrative Staff


Each year DIS hosts an Immigration Conference to bring together all of the NIH administrative staff involved in the NIH Visiting Program. The goal of the Conference is to equip NIH administrative staff with the skills and knowledge they need to successfully navigate the recruitment and retention of visiting foreign national scientists in the NIH Visiting Program. The Conference sessions include foundational topics like “J-1 and H-1 B Basics”, “Case Preparation 101”, and “Badge Clearance for Foreign Nationals” as well as more in-depth topics such as “J-1 to H-1B”. There is also plenty of time to ask questions directly to DIS immigration specialists!

Pre-registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available on both days of the conference; however, some sessions may be closed due to capacity limits.

Presentation Slides: Presentation slides are posted below so that you can download them ahead of time and follow along during the sessions on your laptop or tablet!

DIS Info 
Office Hours:
8:30am - 5:00pm
Check-In Hours:
9:00am Mondays
Walk-in Hours:
1:30pm - 3:30pm Mon-Thurs
Badge Clearance:
1:00pm - 3:00pm Mon-Fri