I was born overseas and have lived overseas for many years before moving to the U.S. As such, I have an extensive list of foreign contacts, mostly in the country of my birth (a friendly country). They are family and friends.
I have lived in the United States for over two decades and have been a citizen for over a decade. I have an absolutely clean background.
I have applied for a BI position with CSRA and will be having my second interview with them soon. I have a few questions about the clearance process (they told me I’d need a tier 5 TS clearance).
What bearing would the fact that I was born and have lived abroad for many years have on my prospects for obtaining a clearance? What would be a reasonable estimate in terms of the time it’d take?
What kind of investigation do they do overseas? In other words, do they interview each of my foreign contacts with whom I have had a continuing relationship (as defined in SF 86)? I’m afraid if they interview all of the people I list it would take ages.
Who does the interviews/investigation overseas? Do they liaise with foreign govt agencies?
The following question is out of curiosity about the process
- Are the field and subject interviews here in the U.S. for a BI position done by other BI’s from the OPM, or does a different agency conduct them?
Thank you for your help!