I have been working for the same DoD contractor for more than a decade, my position does not require a clearance.
However the company has been trying to get a few employees cleared in anticipation of more projects that might require a clearance and i was asked if wanted one. I
have been trying to fill out an mock sf86 and its pretty stressful specially since i am a naturalized citizen. Here’s a summary of my case.
Born in China.
Became an US citizen in 2003.
Green card holder since 1997.
One Parent is US Citizen. The other is in the process of becoming one as we speak. Both live in the US.
According to photos, I visited China once after leaving - back in the early 1990s when i was 10-11 years old. I don’t remember. ( I am 40 now ).
No contact whatsoever with anyone back there.
Married to another naturalized citizen (non chinese, Latin America ). Children born in the US.
Live with Green Card holder in-law.
I have only traveled with my US passport.
Credit and financials:
I own my house.
Credit Score is in the 820-840 range.
Credit card balance are paid in full every at due date every month.
30K student loan.
Bachelors from college ~15 years ago.
My spouse does have a brother that lives abroad ( Mexico ) but contact is sporadic. However i will put him down as foreign contact as i should.
Do i have a shot at getting the clearance? I am worried mainly because, well i was in Chinese born even tho i have no ties back there.