Background Check Forms

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There are three different background investigation questionnaires, but you will complete only the one that is appropriate for your job. Current employees may not have to complete these forms if they are already on file.  Questionnaires must be completed through the Office of Personnel Management's secure online system, Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP)External Website. International applicants may need to complete a printed version of this form by hand and deliver it to Personnel Security (Building 31, Room 1B03).  

You must be connected to the HHS/NIH network to access the documents below.

Helpful Tip: Collect the required information in advance of logging on to e-QIP to avoid interruptions and to save time. A convenient checklist of information you’ll need as well as an explanation of how to complete each form can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding link below: 

A detailed explanation of the e-QIP process and the various background investigation forms and questionnaires required to coplete this process are posted under the 'Getting a Badge' section of this website at: