In 2008, Applicant met his brother-in-law (BIL) who was serving in the Peruvian military as a high level officer.
When it comes to a foreign-born spouse or spouse with dual citizenship, country or origin matters.
I travel for vacation internationally from time to time. For example, I might meet someone from China or Japan or Germany.After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.Hi everyone, Question here, I'm a 30 year old guy and starting a job soon for a federal contractor where I start first and then apply for secret or TS clearance.In one case before the appeals court, a clearance applicant had married an undocumented Mexican woman. According to the court, “The risk of coercion, persuasion, or duress is significantly greater if the foreign country has an authoritarian government; a family member is associated with, or dependent on, the foreign government; or the country is known to conduct intelligence operations against the United States.” 3.The man’s clearance was denied, and the appeals court noted: “An applicant who is involved in a relationship with an individual who is in the United States illegally displays questionable judgment because of his continuing association with a person involved in criminal activity.” When it comes to affairs of the heart, transparency—and country of origin—matter. Divorce Court Are you concerned a vindictive ex-spouse may try to undermine your security clearance? Divorce proceedings are stressful enough as it is, without having to factor in the potential loss of your livelihood.Your spouse or partner is intimately involved in the process, from being included on your SF-86 background investigation paperwork to being interviewed to, in some cases, tanking your chances of obtaining or keeping a clearance.Here are four ways your spouse or partner can affect your security clearance. House of Cards If you have a security clearance and you let your spouse manage all of your finances, you should have a very high degree of trust about his or her ability to spend responsibly.Following his 2010 periodic reinvestigation, the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) sent a Statement of Reasons (SOR) to revoke his eligibility based on his spouse’s foreign citizenship and his contacts with her family members and other foreign acquaintances. On February 20, 2014, 2014, the DOHA Administrative Judge (AJ), found Applicant’s testimony did not mitigate the security concerns and his clearance eligibility was denied. On May 22, 2014, the DOHA Appeal Board affirmed the AJ’s decision to deny the eligibility. The BIL subsequently retired and became a Peruvian government employee, described as a high level executive.These cases can be won however they require extensive mitigation.The foreign country involved is also a serious concern.