It is a prerequisite for many jobs in the U.S. that a person must get a security clearance. A security clearance can be obtained by filling out a federal form, typically a Standard Form 86 (National Security Questionnaire) that is submitted by the prospective employer to the federal government, who then in turn either grants or denies the clearance. Many job applicants are surprised to find out how complicated it can be to apply for security clearance, and luckily the lawyers at our firm offer top-notch document preparation services to individuals who need help preparing their security clearance applications.
Completing a security clearance application is the first step in the process of getting security clearance, and an attorney from our firm will be happy to help you through this. Many individuals are falsely led to believe that because it is called an “application,” it will be easy to complete. There are many different parts to this application, and many different questions that must be answered. Security clearance applications will ask for detailed information about an your personal history, as well as the names and addresses of persons who can act as references. If you fail to provide the proper answers or information, it may be seen as misleading and can hinder your chance at actually obtaining the security clearance.
There are also different applications that will need to be filled out according to the branch of security clearance a person is trying to get. Whether you are seeking classified, secret, or top-secret security clearance, your attorney will help you fill out the appropriate application in an efficient and quick manner. The importance of accurately preparing a security clearance application must never be overlooked because what happens during this stage will directly affect whether or not you are approved to receive security clearance.
For help preparing a security clearance application, contact an attorney at Claery & Hammond, LLP today!