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Proof of Placement at NIH

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) requires that certain contract employees provide the Division of International Services (DIS) with proof that the contract employer has assigned him/her to work at the NIH and that the placement does not violate the terms and conditions of the non-immigrant status under which the employee is authorized to work in the U.S.

If the individual’s immigration documents do not clearly establish authorized placement at the NIH, DIS asks for a Proof of Placement letter, which must be presented with immigration documents at the time of clearance. See our Required Documents by Immigration Status to determine if a Proof of Placement letter is required. A sample Proof of Placement letter can be found here.

Please understand that it is strongly in the interest of the contract employee, the contract employer, and NIH to assure that all necessary arrangements have been made for placement at NIH. We appreciate your support and cooperation in this effort. If you have questions or concerns please contact us.

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:
9:00am - 11:00am
Tuesday & Thursday