Updating security clearance
If you have spent time overseas, provide references who are in the United States now and who can corroborate or verify your overseas activities.If necessary, this information can be added in the continuation section of the SF-86.Access to classified information will be terminated when an individual no longer has need for access.The Bureau of Human Resources determines if a Department of State position requires a security clearance based on the duties and responsibilities of the position.You must provide your residential addresses for the last 10 years, do not leave any gaps in time.If you split your time between multiple residences during a time period, you must list all residences, not just the permanent address. If you have moved several times, this list can get long.The Security Clearance Form, and its equivalent electronic version (e QIP), have evolved over the years and the latest version was revised in December 2010.Be completely honest when answering all of the personal and business questions.
You are not required to list temporary locations of less than 90 days that did not serve as a permanent or mailing address.If the government or a large organization was your employer, identify the specific department, bureau, division, section, or unit where you actually worked.Physical addresses, not post office boxes, are required so our Regional Security Officers can properly locate your residence.Completely honest is defined as "do not lie when answering the direct questions, but you also must not have lies of omission."If you leave critical people, contacts, places you have lived or visited, foreign business conducted, or other ties to foreigners or foreign governments, you will likely be denied your clearance.Or your clearance will require further scrutiny and could be significantly delayed - even up to a year or more.