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SF86 Helpful Hints

Review the SF86 well before you begin to fill it out to determine exactly the kind of information you will need to provide. You must be accurate and thorough. Do not skip any question, even if it does not apply to you. In that case, your answer would N/A for not applicable. Be sure to fill out the supporting documentation such as the signature and authorization forms.

CLICK HERE for the actual Standard Form 86, available through the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

There are several different categories of information you will have to fill out in the SF86. Below are some helpful hints so you don't make common mistakes that may delay the process for you to obtain a security clearance.

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