Interim Clearances - Tell Us About Yours


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Whereas final clearance can take a year or more to be awarded, interim clearances are the odd anomaly. Akin to a “temporary” clearance, they can be processed in weeks, not months, and get candidates on the job quicker while waiting for final clearance. Do you have an interim clearance? When did you received your interim…


Submitted on August 17th 2016, September 9th I was still awaiting to be assigned to investigation, as of today the FSO states it show as in process... based on the analysis I have done most have heard something around the 14-16 week time period with 1 showing an almost 18 week processing time just for an interim. No one has posted since Nov 6th...

Standing by to Stand by....


Filled out form in July. Government opened investigation sept 12. As of today still waiting for interim security clearance.
I was informed that Cali (where I live) & DC is taking longer than any other states.

Just playing the waiting game.


After having originally been submitted in Sept. Then, again, in Oct. twice after some mix-ups. Finally, altogether 11/20. The first two submissions were because of clarification (even though you can check a box for I don't know). The last, just before Turkey Day. The reason for submission that time was because of fingerprints. I am in the DMV waiting for an interim to begin a new job.

My SF86 is clean. No money issues, or authority issues. Couple trips to outside of the country to friendly's.

One thing to note is that I was rejected in November for no fingerprints. That took 8 weeks to catch. I am guessing that they would've opened the investigation at that time.

I am guessing another month or so to start the investigation.

If you guys were gamblers, what would you think my timeline will look like for that interim?

What do you guys think?