I'm changing jobs soon into something that requires me to be security cleared. Now nigh on 8 years ago, I went travelling around East Africa for 6 months. The company I'm moving to wants proof. They've asked for my passport showing visa stamps (unfortunately destroyed in a fire), or bank statements around that time. Being 18 at the time, my filing system meant that everything that didn't have a picture of a naked bint on it has been binned. Lloyds have told me that it could take them 40 working days to issue me copies of those statements, and that there is no way to speed up the process, or to put me at the front of the queue. If it takes this long, I can see my new employer offering the position to someone else. Anyone got any ideas what I can do to sort this out? I don't want to lose this job because it takes Lloyds 2 months to sort out some printouts.