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SC Clearance - Transfer of ownership hassles.

SC Clearance - Transfer of ownership hassles.

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carl carlson

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786 posts

70 months

Monday 1st August 2011
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Not sure if this is the right section. mod feel free to move it if its not.

I need to transfer my Security Clearance from my current position to my new job. However as its held by the Bank of England they are refusing to do it. Is there anyway I can get them to release it back to me?

ewenm

28,500 posts

153 months

Monday 1st August 2011
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I'd start by speaking to the Defence Vetting Agency and seeing what they advise.

zaphod42

20,983 posts

63 months

Monday 1st August 2011
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The advice I was given (by my HR) is that it wasn't easily transferable - many companies preferred to run a new clearance, especially if it had been some years since your last screening, to derisk themselves from the interim period.

carl carlson

Original Poster:

786 posts

70 months

Monday 1st August 2011
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Thats what I thought but its valid for 10 years. As it costs 3K to get it done I would rather it be transfered.

MagicalTrevor

5,958 posts

137 months

Monday 1st August 2011
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I see no reason why your previous employer wouldn't want to transfer it once you've left but this would transfer to another sponsor (company) not to yourself.

If the new job does not require SC clearance then it will remain with the BoE but lapse after 1 year.
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MagicalTrevor

5,958 posts

137 months

Monday 1st August 2011
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carl carlson said:
Thats what I thought but its valid for 10 years. As it costs 3K to get it done I would rather it be transfered.
It valid for 10 years IF you remain in a job that requires SC.

carl carlson

Original Poster:

786 posts

70 months

Monday 1st August 2011
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New job requires it hence my need to get it transfered.

MagicalTrevor

5,958 posts

137 months

Monday 1st August 2011
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carl carlson said:
New job requires it hence my need to get it transfered.
Your new employer will be responsible for requesting the transfer of clearance not you. They will be able to handle this for you so you shouldn't need to worry.

MudSkipper

2,349 posts

126 months

Tuesday 2nd August 2011
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MagicalTrevor said:
Your new employer will be responsible for requesting the transfer of clearance not you. They will be able to handle this for you so you shouldn't need to worry.
Everyone in our company must have SC. When I started with them I gave them the details of who my current clearance was held with, they contacted DVA and got it transferred over ready for the day I started.

Tallbut Buxomly

12,254 posts

124 months

Tuesday 2nd August 2011
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Just done my renewal and what a PITA the new dva website is.
Only works with IE.

bigdods

6,809 posts

135 months

Tuesday 2nd August 2011
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carl carlson said:
Thats what I thought but its valid for 10 years. As it costs 3K to get it done I would rather it be transfered.
3k eek is that if you do it as an individual ? IIRC it was a few hundred per person for Enhanced NPPV (includes SC) for each person when it was managed by the company I was working for.

HiAsAKite

1,720 posts

155 months

Wednesday 3rd August 2011
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carl carlson said:
Thats what I thought but its valid for 10 years. As it costs 3K to get it done I would rather it be transfered.
No it doesn't.


Whowever said this is finding excuses, or doing it wrong, or 'charging you for a service'.