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A case (also known as a package or request) is comprised of the required materials needed by DIS to initiate or extend a Foreign National’s time in the Visiting Program. A list of required documents for each NIH designation and case type (new, renewal, or transfer) is below. After determining the NIH designation,  send a case to DIS with all required documents. Pay special attention to the required documents if the scientist is already in the United States as evidence of their current immigration status may be required. Additional suggestions can be found on our Case Processing Tips Handout.

After DIS receives the case, the assigned Immigration Specialist will review and contact the Administrative Officer and/or scientist to obtain any additional documentation if necessary. DIS case processing times are listed on our website.

If the IC wants to change a scientist's designation, the IC must send DIS a case. DIS approval of the case is required before the change can occur.


Checklists for Visiting Fellows, Scientists, Guest Researchers and Special Volunteers
Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow/Supplemental Visiting Fellow New  pdf Sample Case
Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow/Supplemental Visiting Fellow Renewal/Lab Transfer  pdf
Predoctoral Visiting Fellow/Supplemental Visiting Fellow New pdf
Predoctoral Visiting Fellow/Supplemental Visiting Fellow Renewal/Lab Transfer  pdf
Visiting Scientist (FTE) New pdf
Visiting Scientist (FTE) Renewal/Lab Transfer  pdf
G-7 Extension Beyond Five Years (for J-1 Exchange Visitor)
(NIH users Only)
pdf Sample Case
Guest Researcher/Special Volunteer New  pdf
Guest Researcher/Special Volunteer Renewal/Lab Transfer  pdf
Professional Services New  pdf
Professional Services Renewal/Lab Transfer  pdf
Exchange Scientist New  pdf
Exchange Scientist Renewal/Lab Transfer  pdf
Collaborator New  pdf
Collaborator Renewal/Lab Transfer  pdf
ECFMG related forms
ECFMG Checklist for NEW sponsorship request in an Accredited 
Program
pdf
ECFMG Checklist for RENEWAL sponsorship request in an Accredited Program pdf
ECFMG Checklist for NEW sponsorship request in a Non-Standard Program pdf
ECFMG Checklist for RENEWAL sponsorship request in a Non-Standard Program pdf
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