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Visiting Scientists
Arriving from Inside the U.S

Coming to NIH while you are already in the United States in J-1 status takes careful coordination and planning between your current J-1 Exchange Visitor Program Sponsor and the NIH Division of International Services (DIS). The steps below provide an overview of this process to assist you in this transition.

Steps to Follow:

number 1Confirm Start Date with DIS Immigration Specialist


number 2Make Travel Arrangements


number 3Report to DIS


DIS Info 
Service Hours:
8:30am - 4:30pm
Check-In Hours:
Walk-in Hours:
Monday – Thursday
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Badge Validation:
Submit via SEFT