Facility security clearance is usually requested by a public authority

Businesses may independently request security clearance mainly for international operations.


A public authority may seek facility security clearance if: 

  • the authority intends to conclude an agreement with the business that will involve processing documents in security classes I to III, or other confidential documents 
  • the operations of the business involve transporting nuclear materials, nuclear facilities,  
  • manufacturing explosives or transporting explosives 

A business may independently request security clearance if: 

  • it needs the clearance in order to fulfil some statutory duty or international data security obligation 
  • it may be selected for some project of an international organisation, executive body or foreign public authority, or for some procurement competition abroad 
  • it is launching operations in another country