Dating a foreign national security clearance
Many service members still think that a foreigner can travel to the USA with a military dependent ID and a marriage certificate but this is not true as the only way to travel to the states is with a valid fiancée visa, immigrant visa or green card.- There are different policies that are put in place by overseas Commands to protect the service member and his or her career as there can be consequences to marrying citizens of certain countries and or negative family history, those consequences include loosing the ability to obtain or keep a security clearance and difficulties obtaining a dependent ID.
This concern requires a reexamination of how these factors are being applied.
The 6 month period is just an average but can take longer if there is additional information needed by USCIS so be sure to provide all of the needed information the first time.- Remember that you are marrying a person from a foreign country, culture, beliefs and traditions not to mention that you will also marry the family so really think before you ask. Patience and proper planing can save the couple some heartache and help strengthen their relationship.
How you met the person also influences the future of your relationship, for example: Soldier meets juicy girl at the "Ville" just outside of Camp Casey in Korea, Soldier falls in love with the Juicy and decides to buy out her contract with the bar so that he can marry the Juicy girl which is not a smart move because for one, it is illegal to buy a person and participate in human trafficking especially if you are a member of the military not to mention that you are going to marry a person whose job is to get Soldiers drunk and get them to dump all of their money at the bar, what do you think will happen after she gets her green card? The bottom line is that marrying a foreigner is not an easy task and a huge commitment so you must be sure to take all of the pros and cons into consideration because if not, you are just wasting your time.
On March 22, 2000, that changed; thereafter, holding a dual passport became an automatic bar to having a security clearance.
Introduction This article examines how the National Security Guidelines for Foreign Influence and Foreign Preference are currently being applied in security clearance determinations by the Department of Defense, Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA).