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DIS Title Divider Visiting Scientists Title Divider Entry to the United States
Visiting Scientists
Entry to the United States

After receipt of your visa, the second step on your journey is to make your arrangements to travel to a U.S. port of entry. At that time, you will undergo U.S. immigration and customs inspection. Please refer to our "Before Arrival" Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for information on entering the U.S.

After your arrival, you must report to the DIS no later than your first day of work in the laboratory/branch. You can, however, check-in with us before your first day. Failure to check-in can result in cancellation of your program at the NIH! Click here to continue on your journey and learn how to check-in with the DIS.

For details regarding your specific visa classification, click here​

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