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NIH Personnel Mandatory Training for Temporary Duty Travel for 30 Days or More

Page updated: February 5, 2021

To comply with U.S. Department of State security guidelines, NIH personnel who request country clearance at an overseas location to perform extended temporary duty for 30 days or more must complete mandatory training prior to travel.

This requirement applies to all NIH personnel (FTEs and non-FTEs; U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens). Arrangements to comply with the training requirement must be noted in the Notification of Foreign Travel (NFT) (i.e., date(s), course(s) completed or registered). The training will be valid for five years.

In addition, travel to some countries and regions may require additional training to meet State Department requirements.

Training Courses


Questions or concerns on NIH foreign travel? Please contact:

Passport/Visa Office at Fogarty International Center
Phone: (301) 827-5555
Email: FICVPO@mail.nih.gov

Page updated: February 5, 2021