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This booklet describes the government’s personnel security and national security vetting policies and how the processes work including:
why and in what circumstances personnel security and national security vetting controls may be applied
the information you may be asked to provide about yourself, your partner, your family and other third parties, and the checks that may be made against it
decision making criteria and avenues of appeal
A statement of HMG’s personnel security and vetting policy and set of frequently asked questions and answers can be found at the back of this booklet.