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How difficult is it to receive a security clearance to work in the Foreign Service?

I am interested in working in the Foreign Service as a Foreign Service Officer.

Asked By: Nes Fan - 4/9/2009
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They will conduct a records check for criminal activity or prior investigations, a credit check, a police check, and in person interviews with people who have worked with you and your supervisors, and neighbors or friends. You will supply the names of the people to be interviewed, but they will ask those people to give... More
Answered By: Phil - 4/10/2009
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Depends on you to some extent and your lifestyle. if you've lived and worked overseas, that's a plus for the work, but can add to the processing time for the clearance as well. it can easily take 6 months or more to get the clearance.
Answered By: George L - 4/9/2009
 
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