Privacy Act Statement
Section 301 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980, as amended, 22 U.S.C. s3941.
: Information is being collected on this form to determine your eligibility to take the
Foreign Service Officer Test, to register you for the Foreign Service Officer Test, to assess your
qualifications for selection as a Foreign Service Officer, and to ensure the integrity of the
The information on this form may be used to prepare statistical reports and
analyses at the Department of State.
Such reports and analyses are prepared in such a way that
data is not identifiable with an individual, and may be shared outside the Department of State.
This information may also be made available to other federal agencies for authorized law en-
forcement or administrative purposes or in response to a request for information about hiring or
retention of an employee, or to Members of Congress in response to an inquiry on behalf of the
Your Social Security number is used as your applicant identification number.
9397 authorizes solicitation of your Social Security number for use as an identifier in personnel
records management, thus ensuring proper identification of candidates throughout the selection
and employment process.
Furnishing your Social Security number, as well as other information
requested on the form, is voluntary, but failure to do so may prevent timely processing of your
application or may prevent us from registering you for the Foreign Service Officer Test.
Paperwork Reduction Act
Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average two- and one-
half hours per response, including time required for searching existing data sources, gathering
the necessary documentation, providing the information and/or documents required, and re-
viewing the final collection. You do not have to supply this information unless this collection
displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.
have comments on the accuracy of this burden estimate and/or recommendations for reducing
it, please send them to:
U.S. Department of State, A/ISS/DIR, 1800 G St. NW, Washington,
While attempts have been made to ensure the accuracy of this publication, should any discrep-
ancies occur between the information here and the information on careers.state.gov, please as-
sume that the website has the most accurate, most up-to-date information.