As part of the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process, individuals who need to complete a background investigation will receive a separate e-mail from DPSAC instructing them to complete ‘e-QIP’ (the Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing) and any necessary forms.
In the e-mail, you will be provided a secure link to e-QIP that allows you to complete your background investigation form online. Please note that you cannot access the e-QIP system prior to being sponsored for your new ID Badge in NED and then receiving your e-mail from DPSAC.
Complete your e-QIP and any additional required forms as soon as possible, but no later than 7 business days. The sooner you complete your e-QIP, the sooner you can be issued your ID Badge. Print and submit your forms as directed.
If you do not complete e-QIP and submit the required forms, DPSAC will not be able to issue you a new ID Badge.
DPSAC strongly encourages individuals to upload all of their signature forms into e-QIP from their computer before releasing their questionnaire to the Agency. Individuals who are unable to upload all of their signature forms into e-QIP can still submit them manually to DPSAC after release of the questionnaire. DPSAC will forward your information to the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) to conduct your background investigation. DPSAC will notify you when your investigation is complete.
Guides and resources for filling out your Standard Form, including first-time user login instructions and frequently asked questions for individuals who will be logging onto e-QIP to complete the forms, are posted on the website: https://nbib.opm.gov/e-qip-background-investigations/.