With effect from 1st September 2023 UK Security Vetting (UKSV) will no longer be accepting Security Appraisal Form (SAF) submissions by email.
Your annual Security Appraisal Form (SAF) should be submitted via the NSVS SAF Portal route - this is the fastest and safest route to ensure that your clearance is maintained.
You should no longer be submitting your SAF as a paper based form via email. Submission via the portal enables you and your nominated Line Manager to complete the relevant sections online in a safe and secure environment and, once completed and submitted, your clearance will automatically update with the relevant information.
We will only accept SAF forms by email in exceptional circumstances:
The copy of the form retained on this page is only for use in such circumstances. You must submit a case for exceptional circumstances to firstname.lastname@example.org for approval before using this form.