Personnel security screening processes
Understand what to expect during the personnel security screening process to obtain a reliability status or security clearance.
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Overview of the process used to request a new reliability status or to update/upgrade one. Explore what information you’ll need to provide during the process.
Overview of the process used to request a new Secret or Top Secret status or to update/upgrade one. Find out what information you’ll need to provide during the process.
Explore the options you may use to complete and submit personnel screening requests. Learn why we recommend the online process.
Find out if you can duplicate, transfer or reactivate an individual’s current or previously held security status or clearance.
Learn how and when we use security screening information from law enforcement records and databases and find out when, why and how security screening interviews are conducted during the security screening process.
Explore how the criminal record check process works. Learn when fingerprints are required and consult the steps to submit a personnel security screening request when fingerprints are required.
Find out when out-of-country verifications are required when processing an applicant’s personnel security screening request. Find out what documentation you must submit as part of the request.
Understand why and when applicants must undergo a credit check.
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