I held a public trust clearance when I was on OPT. I am currently going through the green card process and have a new EAD card and I am weeks away from our interview.
During my transition from F1 to resident, I was out of status for a year, but I did not leave the country.
Will this be an issue when applying for the public trust clearance? Where can I get clear information about the clearance where is concerns immigrants?
Obtaining the level of security clearance you desire for the job should not be a problem once you obtain green card status. Once you are in green card status I don't think you'll be asked to explain any period(s) during which you fell or were out of status.
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You may apply for the clearance and the decision will be made with respect to all disclosed information whether you qualify with your background.
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You will have to inquire with the clearance granting authority.
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