Security Clearance

Discussion in 'Jobs (Discussion)' started by Vonshot, Sep 15, 2009.

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  1. Can anyone help here?

    How long does it take for security clearing for local govt work?

    I am asking on behalf of someone who sent his UK govt forms (his words not mine) off yesterday as part of the recruitment process for a job with a new company who works into the gov, I dont think its sensitive work just routine security checks. He is a Scandanavian national.

    I assume a month, is this standard or should he expect more/less?

    Any comments from those familiar with the process are gratefully received
  2. BPSS, BC or (unlikely for local govt but possible - SC)?

    If the new company is List X or otherwise approved, they should be able to complete BPSS within a couple of weeks.

    BC - depends on how efficient the local arrangements are. This could be problematic. Your 'a month' is a good guess.

    SC - will take much longer than for a UK national / long-term UK resident, as they will have to do checks in Scandinavia.
  3. It also depends on the company. Some take a lot longer than others for some reason?
  4. CRBs are about 6 - 8 weeks

    BPSS (BS/BC) take about the same time

    SC takes aprox 2 -4 months depending on your background (the more sneaky the longer the searches take as the info is buryed deeper

    DV take up to 6 months due to the interviews etc
  5. Many thanks for the replies, any ideas on how quick or slow for the lowest clearence? I think these are generic security checks but he said the forms were HM Gov ones