DoDCAF / DOHA adjudication deadline


#1

It is said that adjudications are required to be completed within 90 days of the closed investigation. Once the case is moved to DOHA, do DOHA adjudicators also have a requirement to make the decision in 90 days? Well, we all know only the hardest cases will be moved to DOHA.

My case has been in DOHA for almost 5 months, but still heard nothing.


#2

Timelines published are for initial adjudication by the agency requesting the investigation. DOHA is for appeals and work the caseload according to when filed.


#3

It seems to be more of guideline than a hard rule. Plus we really don’t know when that clock starts. So DOHA has even less of a time constraint.


#4

Clearance2011 – I wanted to share my story. I submitted my EQIP in August 2015 and met with an investigator in October 2015. I was denied an interim. I was also told that my investigation was completed in November 2015. In June of 2017 I received an SOR from DOHA. This was for a DOD Secret clearance. So I’m not sure how long my case was with DOHA but there was a big gap in there from when my investigation was completed and I heard anything from anyone, about 18 months. Be prepared for a wait and don’t expect any specific timeframes. Like others have mentioned, every case is different and the exact time your case will take is truly unknown.
-Also, once I finally was contacted about the SOR, my clearance was granted fairly quickly after that, once I addressed the concerns addressed in the SOR.