Public Trust for Green Card Holder (Permanent Resident)

I know there are different type of clearances and all of them require US citizenship. Since Public Trust is not even considered as a clearance but required by many employees, can I obtain it as a Green Card holder?

Thank you!

Depends on the position and contract.

Job listings will indicate “US Citizenship required” if it is needed for the level of clearance/public trust associate with the position. I think I’ve seen some listings on USAJobs for federal jobs that do not require citizenship, but not too many.

I have completed Public Trust background investigations for legal permanent residents in the past.


Yes you can. I had an assignment with VA department. And I was green card holder at the time. And I obtained a public trust.

How long did it take?

About the same as any other investigation.

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