International Services Update

Due to an HHS-wide change of financial institutions, the Division of International Services (DIS) is unable to issue filing fees for U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) through November 29, 2018. This suspension primarily impacts Visiting Program Participants seeking change to or extension of H-1B status.

Any cases that DIS was unable to process by November 8, 2018 will not be submitted to USCIS until November 30, 2018

Since this delay is attributable to an HHS-wide conversion, DIS is unable to make any exceptions.

As a reminder, DIS publishes all internal processing times on our website. If you have any questions, please contact DIS.

Did You Know?
In 2017...
  • ORS Coordinated NIH’s Take Your Child to Work Day with 3,936 registered students and 173 unique activities.
  • There were over 5,500 employees enrolled in the NIH Transhare Program.
  • Over 1,123 lab safety surveys were conducted.
  • Over 546,000 people were transported on the NIH shuttles.
The NIH Evening Speakers Toastmasters Club

The NIH Evening Speakers Toastmasters Club provides a friendly environment for anyone who would like to improve their confidence, public speaking and leadership skills. The club meets every Friday from 12 noon to 1 pm at the National Library of Medicine in Conference Room B on the second floor (Building 38). They are a club open to NIH employees and contractors. The club has been in existence since 1969, and was co-founded by Padman Sarma and other fellow charter members. For more information, please contact the club President, Joy Jackson, at or 301-827-8473.

NIH provides its workforce with a full service Employee Assistance Program (EAP), staffed by professionals with licensure and certification in workplace wellness and behavioral health. EAP is free to all employees and their immediate family members. More »

At ORS, our goal is to find solutions to our customers’ needs. This year, we continue to improve our processes, focusing on engagement and responsive action. Our Escalation Procedures Page will empower our customers to manage their relationship with us at their convenience.