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Old 18-11-2015, 11:04 AM   #1
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what is Cat 1 security clearance in SG ? is it very hard to get ?

recently I applied for a new job, they told me that even if I managed to passed all the interviews, they will need me to apply for Cat 1 security clearance first, if I can get Cat 1 clearance den they will hire me, if not den they cannot hire me even if I passed all their interviews...

I tink I am only Cat 2 cleared during NS time and why so rigid about the Cat 1 clearance ? very hard to get Cat 1 security clearance in SG ? can a foreigner can cat 1 clearance in SG now ??
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Old 18-11-2015, 12:12 PM   #2
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recently I applied for a new job, they told me that even if I managed to passed all the interviews, they will need me to apply for Cat 1 security clearance first, if I can get Cat 1 clearance den they will hire me, if not den they cannot hire me even if I passed all their interviews...

I tink I am only Cat 2 cleared during NS time and why so rigid about the Cat 1 clearance ? very hard to get Cat 1 security clearance in SG ? can a foreigner can cat 1 clearance in SG now ??
You applied for Mindef/SAF job? you are a foreigner?
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Old 18-11-2015, 01:03 PM   #3
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recently I applied for a new job, they told me that even if I managed to passed all the interviews, they will need me to apply for Cat 1 security clearance first, if I can get Cat 1 clearance den they will hire me, if not den they cannot hire me even if I passed all their interviews...

I tink I am only Cat 2 cleared during NS time and why so rigid about the Cat 1 clearance ? very hard to get Cat 1 security clearance in SG ? can a foreigner can cat 1 clearance in SG now ??
if a foreigner cannot be given Cat 1 clearance, why would they waste time interviewing? therefore, this left with only the screening process for clearance.
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Old 18-11-2015, 01:51 PM   #4
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PRs and foreigners can never ever get cat 1...

even so cat 1 or 2 depends on the job requirement thats why. if you only do typical clerk restricted stuff even if your grandparents parents all chao sinkie also will never get cat 1...


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Old 18-11-2015, 02:11 PM   #5
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If your spouse is a foreigner, you are also unlikely to clear CAT 1. PRs and foreigners won't be clear for sure. Unless the 'open legs' policy kicks into restricted and highly sensitive work related agencies.

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Old 19-11-2015, 09:27 PM   #6
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Hi, I am also applying a job with MINDEF, will I get a security clearance if my grandparents are foreigners? Like malaysian?
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Old 19-11-2015, 11:11 PM   #7
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Hi, I am also applying a job with MINDEF, will I get a security clearance if my grandparents are foreigners? Like malaysian?
Are you a singaporean? Did you serve NS?
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Old 20-11-2015, 01:44 AM   #8
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cat 1 is access to TOP Secret.. so no if u are a foreigner or 1 of ur parents is/was a foreigner u are unlikely to clear.
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Old 20-11-2015, 07:37 AM   #9
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malaysian turned PR then new citizen? Can get cat1?
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Old 20-11-2015, 10:53 AM   #10
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Both me and my wife are local born sinkies..

But I kenna charged b4 a few times for being a IPPT/RT defaulter at CMPB...

can I still I get my G.50 cat 1 clearance ??
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Old 20-11-2015, 10:57 AM   #11
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Both me and my wife are local born sinkies..

But I kenna charged b4 a few times for being a IPPT/RT defaulter at CMPB...

can I still I get my G.50 cat 1 clearance ??
cat clearance has nothing to do with any military offence unless its intelligence related.

ippt defaulter is very very common...

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Old 20-11-2015, 10:58 AM   #12
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What the big deal about Cat 1 clearance anyway...

I see so many ABNNs and ATs working inside NCS and ST supporting gahmen projects now anyway too
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Old 20-11-2015, 10:58 AM   #13
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malaysian turned PR then new citizen? Can get cat1?
for as long as you or your parents are born in another country/ once held foreign citizenship

the answer is no

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Old 20-11-2015, 10:59 AM   #14
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Heng ah...both me and wife parents are all local born sinkies too
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Old 20-11-2015, 11:59 AM   #15
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Both me and my wife are local born sinkies..

But I kenna charged b4 a few times for being a IPPT/RT defaulter at CMPB...

can I still I get my G.50 cat 1 clearance ??
what kena charged a few times somemore. Why u keep defaulting leh?

Whether you can still get clearance or not, your Guess is as good as the rest. It's up to the people doing clearance to decide and not up to anyone of us.

Nobody without revealing the actual procedure of clearance will be able to say for certain what exactly they consider when they do the clearance.

So trust those people who say they know exactly at your own peril.

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