I’m a citizen the U.S. and two other countries that are allies with the U.S. I recently had a pre-security-clearance screening with a government contractor, and I was told by my interviewer that I am ineligible for a security clearance (at both that company and other companies) because I hold multiple citizenships. They said I would have to renounce my other citizenships to prove my allegiance to the U.S. in order to continue with the interview process at the company, which only requires a low-level clearance.
I’ve heard that some security clearances require the applicant to be hypothetically willing to renounce citizenship in the future, but I didn’t know that meant actually immediately relinquishing them for any type of security clearance.
Was my interviewer correct that I won’t pass a security clearance with multiple citizenships?