I have a quick question about the citizenship section requirements on the sf86/eqip(section 9) for a Secret that I recently submitted for a federal contractor.
In short, I derived citizenship as a minor from my naturalized parents, and on the eQIP I provided my passport information, my parent’s naturalization certificate information, and a comment that described my situation as having derived citizenship from my parents. In case this is relevant: My current unexpired passport was obtained by providing my old expired passport as proof of citizenship. The old expired passport was obtained as a minor when my parents provided their naturalization certificate information to obtain a passport for me.
My FSO says he thinks this should be fine, but my FSO also mentioned another case similar to mine from about a year or two ago of a woman who was also naturalized as a minor and didn’t have a citizenship certificate and only a passport whose eQIP was kicked back from the Feds for not having a citizenship certificate. I pressed him to elaborate on this case and he said he didn’t recall the exact details but her situation was akin to mine.
Should I worry about my eQIP getting kicked back from the government for lacking a “Citizenship Certificate” despite having a passport?
I find the requirement for a citizenship certificate odd because USCIS itself states that a passport is better proof of citizenship?
Thank you for taking the time to answer my question!