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Harra3

Midshipman
Dear ninja stoker,

I am writing to you as you seem to be a very knowledgeable chap.
I have been accepted into the navy as warfare specialist.
Completed my prnc and had a start date for the 9th of December at Raleigh. However unfortunately that date was removed last week due to my security clearance not being completed.
I am 34 and I till January of last year lived in chile for ten years.
I was told by the afco that this shouldn’t be a problem and they would be able to get a waiver.
Last week the nsv got in touch saying they wanted to interview me.
(I completed the sc form in July)
Afco have told me not to change my long term plans and that post interview should be ok.
I have provided to afco a written reference from my employer in chile and also a copy of my police record from chile.
In your opinion do you believe the afco lot to be correct in telling me that it will all be ok and not to change my plans? The reason i ask is because they told me they would get the waiver and I would be starting on the 9th of December regardless, this meant I quit my job and planned for this, now this hasn’t happened and I am essentially waiting till nsv shchedule an interview (a time frame I have been unable to get out of them)
This has been very sad few days from me as was really psyched for starting tomorrow.

Any thoughts/advice you may have would be much appreciated

Yours truly
 

soleil

War Hero
Harra3, as you mentioned living in Chile, I am wondering whether the specialist Overseas Recruiter could advise you. I'm not sure who the current one is, but he/she may well be able to clarify the situation.

It may well be that your joining date is just going to be delayed while the Security Clearance is sorted out, but I can understand why that would be worrying if you have already given up your job. I'm hoping that you will be able to manage financially over Christmas.

What I would do is speak to the Overseas Recruiter on the phone tomorrow; he/she might be able to tell you when your next possible joining date will be.

For what it's worth, the next few weeks will whizz by and you may find yourself leaping into 2020 with a definite entry date, so stay positive.

Here are the details for the Overseas Recruiter - give him/her a call tomorrow. They open at 0830.



phone

0207 278 3082 or overseas recruiter 0207 414 3875

e-mail

[email protected]
 
@Harra3 - Sorry to hear that you've been delayed - Since your entry date has sadly become 'uncertain' have you considered asking your recent employer if they could consider taking you back on, for perhaps a few weeks more, on a temporary basis?

IMHO Desperate times need desperate measures so this might just be worth a try...
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Dear ninja stoker,

I am writing to you as you seem to be a very knowledgeable chap.
I have been accepted into the navy as warfare specialist.
Completed my prnc and had a start date for the 9th of December at Raleigh. However unfortunately that date was removed last week due to my security clearance not being completed.
I am 34 and I till January of last year lived in chile for ten years.
I was told by the afco that this shouldn’t be a problem and they would be able to get a waiver.
Last week the nsv got in touch saying they wanted to interview me.
(I completed the sc form in July)
Afco have told me not to change my long term plans and that post interview should be ok.
I have provided to afco a written reference from my employer in chile and also a copy of my police record from chile.
In your opinion do you believe the afco lot to be correct in telling me that it will all be ok and not to change my plans? The reason i ask is because they told me they would get the waiver and I would be starting on the 9th of December regardless, this meant I quit my job and planned for this, now this hasn’t happened and I am essentially waiting till nsv shchedule an interview (a time frame I have been unable to get out of them)
This has been very sad few days from me as was really psyched for starting tomorrow.

Any thoughts/advice you may have would be much appreciated

Yours truly
To be honest I'm no longer a frontline recruiter but am familiar with delays gaining security clearance for those resident overseas in the preceding 5 years who require a residency waiver, particularly those who were resident in places which are not Commonwealth, EU, or Anglosphere countries which may not necessarily have reciprocal security protocols.

In cases where security checks cannot be satisfactorily completed within the timescale from application to entry, a residency waiver cannot be granted 'on risk' unfortunately and the provisional entry date will be deferred until full SC can be granted.

It doesn't happen often, but I've known SC checks to take quite a long time to be completed for overseas applicants, regardless of their nationality.

Assuming there's no issues that come to light (affiliations with dodgy organisations, political extremism, delinquency, unaddressed financial issues, etc) a residency waiver can be granted after basic security checks are done. Hopefully the interview will clarify the reasons behind the delay to SC checks.

Good luck.
 
^ Aye, 10/10 for Nina Stroker but the OP ??

Apparently @Harra3 was viewing this thread earlier today, and again a short while ago (now 1814 ZULU...)

(Him/Her having seen Nina's reply I was half expecting some kind of acknowledgement but still standing by to stand by...)
 

Harra3

Midshipman
Thanks ninja stoker. And everyone else. Called up today again trying to hurry them up. And I don’t know if it worked but a Few hours ago I got An email saying I have an interview on the 9th of January. So fingers crossed and thanks for the advice
 

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