Use of Foreign Passport


Using your foreign passport while possessing a security clearance is waving a red flag during your investigation. The requirement now if for all passports, foreign and US, be reviewed if there is multiple citizenships, naturalization, or similar standings that imply you still have a foreign passport.

You really need to speak to your security officer, anyone in your security office who is knowledgeable about your program, about your use of multiple passports…


I am an FSO and SEAD 4 changed the rules regarding foreign passports. We No longer can ask you to surrender your passport or renounce your foreign citizenship. You cannot travel from the US or into the US with your foreign passport, but you can use it while you are out of the country. I personally find us terribly problematic, and anyone with the foreign passport will likely undergo a great deal of scrutiny during their investigations.


I have serious concerns about this as well . . . I wouldn’t want to be the cleared person who needs to explain why I traveled to the UK on my US passport and then flew to turkey using another. I find it difficult to understand why someone with dual passports can even get cleared in the first place.