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    Re: Security Clearance (SC) Q&A Read first before asking questions

    Originally posted by Anonymous2012 View Post
    I worked for the Canada Security Service as a Cyber Security Specialist.I worked there for six years. I am a Canadian and UK Citizen.I come back to the UK and MI15 will not hire me as I worked for another Security Service.Have not lived in the UK for nine years etc Man I was talking on Skype to the NSA FBI CIA Daily We tracked down Zeus and many bot-net-makers. I have no Computer Science degree or Certification.They are a big waste of time. CISSP's make me laugh.Firebrand rips of the sucker students for 4000 pounds a shot to get one.I learned my trade as a cracker.It was some what of an addiction(not hacker) Luckily CSIS hired me.Here in the UK I was and still am out of work.So I join Anonymous and set up the world servers to run Tyler on.A replacement for Wiki Leaks.The whole project fell apart and is now defunct.I quit Anonymous in disgust after all my volunteer work can to nil.So now I have to find a job and it is not easy as I am in my sixties. I cannot put any of the above on my CV due to Security Laws that I signed.I joined this board in the hope of finding some paid Consulting jobs.Many be it is time to retire but I am getting married and have a wife to support.I would not work for Government here as I think they are screwed up.Better in the Commercial World.
    I think this fails the Turing test!

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      Originally posted by mayIAsk View Post
      Hi,

      I am non-UK citizen residing in UK for last 7 years holding a permanent residency and am not subjected to immigration control. I had to travel out of UK for work-related reasons during my 7 years in UK once for 6 months (apart from my short travels abroad for usual holidays etc. for about 20-25 days each year).
      So, am I eligible for Security Clearance? I was informed by someone that I have to be in UK for last 5 years and any absences from UK should not be for more than 90 days at a stretch.

      Please confirm if there is any such requirement.

      Thanks!
      The rules may have changed, but I got mine soon after returning from an 18 month RTW trip, so I would say all other things being equal yes you are eligable for security clearance.
      And the lord said unto John; "come forth and receive eternal life." But John came fifth and won a toaster.

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        Originally posted by b0redom View Post
        The rules may have changed, but I got mine soon after returning from an 18 month RTW trip, so I would say all other things being equal yes you are eligable for security clearance.
        Interesting - I applied having spent a year abroad in the previous 5 and it dragged on for ages as they needed police checks in the countries I'd been living in (Gib and Spain) which ended up taking longer than the contract...

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          Regarding Max one year inactivity period for SC use.

          I understand there is maximum 1 year SC inactivity period ( working on non-SC roles) between 2 SC roles. That is if you are in a Non-SC role you need to come back to a SC role within a year to keep your SC valid.
          After my last SC role in May 2012 I was in Non-SC roles till recently & now I am back in a SC role. But my current employer is not yet applied for transfer as they were going through my Basic Clearance. Now they fear DBS (Defence Business Service) is taking lot of time to complete transfer & encourages me to opt for a fresh SC as they feel that’s easier option & transfer might not be completed transfer process within 1 year gap.
          Can anyone confirm once SC transfer is applied will it be considered as end of SC inactivity period & thus time taken for SC transfer will not affect the validity?

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            Originally posted by Darren_Test View Post
            I understand there is maximum 1 year SC inactivity period ( working on non-SC roles) between 2 SC roles. That is if you are in a Non-SC role you need to come back to a SC role within a year to keep your SC valid.
            After my last SC role in May 2012 I was in Non-SC roles till recently & now I am back in a SC role. But my current employer is not yet applied for transfer as they were going through my Basic Clearance. Now they fear DBS (Defence Business Service) is taking lot of time to complete transfer & encourages me to opt for a fresh SC as they feel that’s easier option & transfer might not be completed transfer process within 1 year gap.
            Can anyone confirm once SC transfer is applied will it be considered as end of SC inactivity period & thus time taken for SC transfer will not affect the validity?
            Check the first post and you will see you need to speak to the current holder of the clearance not the DBS
            Last edited by SimonMac; 20 March 2013, 15:49.
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              Originally posted by SimonMac View Post
              Check the first post and you will see you need to speak to the current holder of the clearance not the DBS
              My current SC clearance is a DVA (Def Vet agency) SC clearance for MoD work though I was not a direct MoD employee I was in MoD projects. I think thats why new employer given me DBS transfer request form. ??

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                Originally posted by Darren_Test View Post
                My current SC clearance is a DVA (Def Vet agency) SC clearance for MoD work though I was not a direct MoD employee I was in MoD projects. I think thats why new employer given me DBS transfer request form. ??
                Did you see the answer here....

                http://forums.contractoruk.com/busin...ty-period.html

                Also

                In 2011 the Defence Vetting Agency became the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting and is currently considered with its FCO counterpart (FCO Services) as the single provider of NSV to the whole of government (excluding the intelligence agencies).
                They are the same thing.
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                  I'm in the process of starting my first SC role. I filled in the online form last Wednesday and sent all the paperwork (including passport) through to the agency. Apparently, the SC process started on Friday(22nd) and I was cleared at the end of Monday (25th). Apparently, this is unheard of (I was told to expect a minimum of 2 weeks). Maybe things are really quiet or, more than likely, I'm just really boring...
                  Illegitimus non carborundum est!

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                    Originally posted by Flubster View Post
                    I'm in the process of starting my first SC role. I filled in the online form last Wednesday and sent all the paperwork (including passport) through to the agency. Apparently, the SC process started on Friday(22nd) and I was cleared at the end of Monday (25th). Apparently, this is unheard of (I was told to expect a minimum of 2 weeks). Maybe things are really quiet or, more than likely, I'm just really boring...
                    I'm really boring, and mine took over 4 months about 18 months ago. Maybe they've given up on the backlog and are now just rubber stamping anyone who sounds British.
                    Will work inside IR35. Or for food.

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                      Mine took 4 days.... not UK born, but UK Citizen.
                      I was an IPSE Consultative Council Member, until the BoD abolished it. I am not an IPSE Member, since they have no longer have any relevance to me, as an IT Contractor. Read my lips...I recommend QDOS for ALL your Insurance requirements (Contact me for a referral code).

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