Why would an interim security clearance be denied?
An interim clearance denial certainly doesn’t mean your final clearance will be denied – it just means you have something in your background that requires more inquiry. Examples include debt, foreign born relatives, or previous criminal conduct.
How long does an interim clearance last?
What do they check for an interim clearance?
An interim security clearance can allow you to get to work faster, pending the completion of a final investigation. An interim clearance for a secret clearance is based on a review of your SF-86, clearance databases, and a basic credit and criminal background check.
How much does it cost for a security clearance?
The average cost to process a SECRET clearance can run from several hundred dollars to $3,000, depending upon individual factors. The average cost to process a TOP SECRET clearance is between $3,000 and about $15,000, depending upon individual factors.
How do I know when my security clearance expires?
The Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) can be used by your FSO to check your clearance status. Your Personnel Security Investigation (PSI) may be either current or expired. Your PSI is current if it is not more than five years old for a Top Secret clearance or not more than 10 years for a Secret clearance.
Why is my security clearance taking so long?
Roughly 5 percent of security clearance applications are rejected due to missing or inaccurate data and this can lead to a delay in up to 60 days. If there is an issue with #5 or #6, the delay can be even longer. If a serious issue arises, additional information may be requested, which can add months to the case.