Invited by an NIH Institute/Center (IC) B-1 Delegate for visits of 90 days or less
If the IC has a B-1 Delegate issuing invitation letters for B-1/WB Visitors, that Delegate is responsible for sending DIS a “Notification of Arrival” package when a Visitor arrives at NIH. The Delegate must notify DIS of a HHS PIV/RLA badge request via the “Notification of Arrival” form.
The B-1/WB Visitor does not need to attend DIS EOD/Check-in, and they do not need to visit DIS for badge clearance.
DIS requires a case from the IC if a foreign national is coming for more than 90 days or if the IC does not have a B-1 Delegate. The non-FTE badge procedures above would apply.
Sponsored by Another Employer and Placed at NIH
DIS is a part of the badging process for
all foreign national contractor workers (CW) placed at NIH. A foreign national CW’s immigration status is sponsored by another employer and/or they are paid by that employer. Common examples of contract employers include Kelly Scientific Services, Leidos, Lockheed Martin, Global Solutions Network, etc.
CWs must provide the
required immigration and work authorization documents to DIS for review so that DIS can validate their work status in NED.
Contractor Badge Clearance hours are held at the DIS office from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Monday-Friday (except in cases of U.S. Government closure). If the CW is not placed at the main NIH campus in Bethesda, the AO can fax the required documents to DIS at 301-496-0847, ATTN: BADGE CLEARANCE. See our Contractor Badge Clearance page for more information.
Tenants, Volunteers, and Others:
DIS assists in the badge clearance process for non-Visiting Program Foreign Nationals, such as those in Tenant and Volunteer designations. Please present the
documents required for clearance to DIS.
U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents:
Also known as “Green Card” holders
DIS does not need to validate the work status of U.S. lawful permanent residents in NED. The AO is responsible for making sure that the individual’s NED record correctly reflects U.S. lawful permanent resident status.