People that live near the border often cross into Mexico, does each trip need to be listed on sf86? Even if its a one day trip?
If you can remember exact trips, list them.
If not, there is a “many short trips” option.
Ugh - it still has to be explained be that on the form or during the interview.
I’ve never had any problems using it. “From 2012-2016, the subject traveled to Mexico about twice per year for vacation purposes. The exact dates are not recalled.” Done.
@investigator721 I suppose that would only work if the subject lived near the border during that period? I mean, somebody from Iowa would probably not be able to do that, correct?
Yes, that is correct.
My favorite is the applicant that lives in Denver and makes “many short trips” from 1992-Present to Ireland, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, and Algiers.
“Many short trips to Hawaii and Puerto Rico.” No. Just no.
Laugh but I have seen Subjects try to list Guam and Puerto Rico as foreign travel.
That’s just an indictment of the US education system.
Our ego-centric culture is more to blame.
Some Subjects (yes,plural) have told me that Canada and Mexico are part of the US since you can drive there - so no need to list those trips!!
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