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USeagle  
#1 Posted : Thursday, May 6, 2021 5:09:22 AM(UTC)
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Hello everyone

I currently have a Secret Clearance and due to the current travel restrictions, I have been discussing with my wife to bring my father and mother-in-law to visit us in the U.S. They are both retired in their early 70’s and I reported both in my SF86 since they are considered foreign nationals. They will be coming via tourist visa and will stay with us. My question is would sponsoring my in-laws to visit the US could impact my clearance? What are my options in this case? Thank you very much.

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#2 Posted : Friday, May 7, 2021 11:04:11 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: USeagle Go to Quoted Post
Hello everyone

I currently have a Secret Clearance and due to the current travel restrictions, I have been discussing with my wife to bring my father and mother-in-law to visit us in the U.S. They are both retired in their early 70’s and I reported both in my SF86 since they are considered foreign nationals. They will be coming via tourist visa and will stay with us. My question is would sponsoring my in-laws to visit the US could impact my clearance? What are my options in this case? Thank you very much.

If they are coming on a tourist visa, you would not be sponsoring them. If you are sponsoring them, then they would need a different visa, and you would be taking responsibility for them (financially, etc.) until they gain a green card/citizenship (if they ever do).

Outside of of that, as they are already reported on your SF86, this would just be another example of the continuing close relationship you have with them and not an impact on your clearance.

You should have voted Cthulu...the greatest of all Evils
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6:24:25 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: USeagle Go to Quoted Post
Hello everyone

I currently have a Secret Clearance and due to the current travel restrictions, I have been discussing with my wife to bring my father and mother-in-law to visit us in the U.S. They are both retired in their early 70’s and I reported both in my SF86 since they are considered foreign nationals. They will be coming via tourist visa and will stay with us. My question is would sponsoring my in-laws to visit the US could impact my clearance? What are my options in this case? Thank you very much.

If they are coming on a tourist visa, you would not be sponsoring them. If you are sponsoring them, then they would need a different visa, and you would be taking responsibility for them (financially, etc.) until they gain a green card/citizenship (if they ever do).

Outside of of that, as they are already reported on your SF86, this would just be another example of the continuing close relationship you have with them and not an impact on your clearance.



Thank you very much for your comment frankgonzalez!

What I meant for sponsoring them is being financially responsible for them while they are visiting the U.S. And yes, they will be only visiting. Are there any additional paperwork I have to do if they come? Thank you!

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#4 Posted : Thursday, May 13, 2021 7:39:27 AM(UTC)
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Frankgonzalez is right. This just shows further close continuous contact as well as financial support.

Assuming you did list on questionnaire this shouldn't be a huge issue, however, depending on their citizenship and a few other factors including involvement with Foreign govt, this could be a flag.

A flag does not mean you lose clearance...only is there as an alert and if any other questionable factors come into play, then that could be grounds for suspension, or revocation.
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