Question: Will a partners nationality threaten your security clearance?

Close contact with any foreign national is relevant for security clearance purposes if it creates a heightened risk of foreign influence, under Guideline AG ¶ 7(a). However, your spouses foreign citizenship will not disqualify you, as a matter of law, disqualification to your clearance.

Does foreign travel affect security clearance?

Effective June 12, 2017, Security Executive Agent Directive 3 (SEAD-3), expanded the rules about the reporting requirements for foreign travel on behalf of all security clearance holders across the government, regardless of the level of security clearance held.

Can my spouse credit affect my security clearance?

Spouses Credit Spousal credit history may or may not affect someone who is applying for a security clearance. As long as this is done, the credit history of the other spouse should not be an issue when the credit check is done.

Can you lose your security clearance for adultery?

An adulterous worker may lose their security clearance when it comes up for review, particularly if theyve gone to any effort to conceal their actions. Individuals with security clearances gain that privilege at least partially through demonstrating a resistance to pressure.

What countries can you not go to with a security clearance?

If you have ties in Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Cuba, or Venezuela, youre in for an uphill battle. But there are also plenty of other countries weve seen deemed a “heightened risk” by various U.S. government agencies, and some of them may surprise you.

When should you report foreign travel?

Foreign travel must be reported before the trip unless its an unexpected crossing into Mexico or Canada, which can be reported within five days of return. (Travel to U.S. territories is not reportable.)

What happens if you get denied a security clearance?

The federal government may need up to six months to approve your application for security clearance. If youre denied, you will be issued a notice (a “Statement of Reasons” or SOR) that describes the specific reasons, disqualifiers, or areas of concern that determined the decision.

How much is a Top Secret SCI clearance worth?

However, some studies (including the report by ClearanceJobs.com) do find a dollar amount range to be more or less accurate. ClearanceJobs.com reports that the “average total compensation” for professionals with security clearances approximately is $90,000.

Can you travel if you have a security clearance?

Please note : U.S. government employees with a national security clearance are required to travel on their U.S. issued passports. Failure to use a U.S. passport when entering or exiting the U.S. is a security concern.

Can you go to Russia if you have a security clearance?

CHINA AND RUSSIA These difficulties aside, it is possible for clearance holders to travel to either country for tourism, educational purposes, or to visit family.

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