I've met many foreigners in the past 7 years through my travels and also because of the nature of my job. I wouldn't consider many of these foreign nationals as regular contacts. Could you please clarify who would fall under the foreign contact category? Do we have to include every single non US citizen or non US Resident we've met during the past 7 years or should we limit it to people that we've had close contact with over a significant period of time. I guess the more appropriate question would be how much contact between myself and the foreigner is necessary for me to put them on the list?
I would also like to know what can be done if we remember foreign contacts to add to the list after the document has been certified? Would forgetting to add someone affect the security clearance negatively or can the document be altered to include those that we remember? Thanks for your continued support during this process.
You should list any foreign contacts with whom you have ongoing contact. It is not unusual for candidates to list 2 pages of names. If you forget someone you will have an opportunity to add the name when you review your SF 86 with a DS representative.
I don't mean to be trite, but would this extend to social networking sites such as Facebook, or is it limited to sustained--not periodic--ongoing contact? In the digital era, definitions tend to get quite blurred. . . .
Yes, this includes social network "friends". You should err on the side of more rather than less information in this section.