Security Clearance

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  1. SF1775

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    I just completed my e-QIP for my secret security clearance for USMA. I have submitted my fingerprints as well. I'm just wondering how long it takes the Office of Personnel Management to process and verify my e-QIP, and if there are any other steps needed to be taken for this clearance. Any other comments on this process or the clearance are appreciated.

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  2. NavyHoops

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    It will take awhile. Probably won't hear anything until you do your interview, are asked for more info or your security officer when you get to WP asks for something. If you have a clean record at this point and don't have any foreign contacts in your life, it will be fine. These interviews are easy. Don't worry about them. Just tell the truth. If you are a normal 18 year old then you will be fine. As you get older and have your own credit (as in money) that becomes a big issue.
     
  3. Sledge

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    I don't think everyone gets interviewed. It's either random and/or based on whether you hit specific hot buttons such as foreign travel to a certain country, etc. My DS was not interviewed last year, but he had a pretty clean form. For the OP, if you got through the form and checked all the boxes correctly (no omissions) you probably won't hear anything more about your e-Qip. No news is good news on that front. Just keep checking off the steps in the rest of the Candidate Step kits as they are released. June 30 will be here before you know it.
     
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    Couldn't remember if they interview at this point. I didn't think I did for my initial clearance at USNA. But it's been so long, maybe I blocked it! I was interviewed for every clearance update, upgrade, etc after that. Agree, I think most 17-18 year olds coming from their parents homes with no credit yet probably have very little concerns and Only those who check a few boxes will possibly get followed up with.
     
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    Will something like being born in a different country (England) have a cause for an interview even though I am a full American citizen?
     
  6. SF1775

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    I've had some foreign travel to Europe, but nothing else that would look out of the ordinary. Hopefully I won't have to interview.
    hopefullcadet2015, that may be something that would call for an interview, but I doubt it. However, I believe they require you to terminate any foreign passport in order to be cleared.
     
  7. Sledge

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    Being born in Great Britain, weren't/aren't you afforded dual citizenship? If so, you'll have to renounce GBR citizenship and turn in any GBR passport prior to or on R-day. I'm not sure if your parents would have had to elect for you to have GBR citizenship early on or not. If by "full American citizen," you mean that you are not a dual citizen of USA and GBR, probably no issues or further scrutiny, provided all the proper documentation has been submitted.
     
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    See www.dss.mil for their FAQ and Adjunctation Reference Handbook.
    The fewer overseas trips, the better.
    SECRET take a few weeks/months while TS can take up to one year.
    Always be honest with the background investigator. Don't !@#$ with them.
     

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