I recently received a great job offer which comes with a secret clearance that the company is sponsoring.
I’ve been living and working from Dominican Republic for a US company from home for the past 5 yrs. I am a dual citizen as i was born here and taken state side as a small child. So i am a Neutralized Citizen. On may of 2018, i was promoted by my current employer to a position that required a public trust security clearance, i was honest on all the paper work as far as my address here, affiliations etc. i flew to puerto rico as it was closest and cheapest to do my finger prints and flew back here. I was given an interim public trust clearance that later became permanent. again, i did NOT once lied or mislead. Now this GREAT offer with another company comes along that requires Secret r/SecurityClearance which i accepted.
I have family here, mostly cousins and aunts. (parents and siblings in the US)
My sister has top secret clearance
when i was processed for the public trust i owned property here in Dominican republic and in the states, i have since sold my property here.
I’ve never worked for a Dominican company or made any type of income here.
I’ve always been paid through direct deposits in the states and i western union or wire transfer to my bank account here.
other than traffic issues like parking tickets from years ago i do not have any type of criminal record here os state side.
My questions are:
What are is the likely hood ill be able to get the secret clearance required?
do i stand a chance at an interim clearance?
will the investigation take allot longer than usual?