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Overseas Applicants Wait times

Discussion in 'Introductions & Welcome to the Royal Marines Site' started by Skullface, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. Skullface

    Skullface New Member

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    Hello humans. I sent in my application right before the Christmas holidays but apart from the whole introductory emails on getting in shape and being assigned a recruiter, silence. Is that normal for overseas applications ?
     
  2. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    Welcome. I'm uncertain of the seasonal working hours for all UK AFCOs but there are known delays for overseas applications due to volume. Hang on in there.
     
  3. Skullface

    Skullface New Member

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    Well if things kick off with Iran and her allies you'd think they'd be more proactive
     
  4. Chelonian

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    Oh, don't worry about that. :)
    Once the application process has been successfully completed a minimum of thirty-two weeks of Recruit Training lie ahead before possible operational deployment for personnel aged over eighteen years.
     
  5. Skullface

    Skullface New Member

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    When you say minimum, do you mean you'll do 32 weeks(foundation to pass out) provided you aren't back trooped which results in more time?
     
  6. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    Yes.
     
  7. Skullface

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    Ola people, I was wondering if it is worth transferring an application to a different AFCO ? I read on the forum that it speeds things up since the London AFCO has a huge backlog of applications.
     
  8. Skullface

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    I was wondering if it is worth transferring an application to a different AFCO ? I read on the forum that it speeds things up since the London AFCO has a huge backlog of applications.
     
  9. Chelonian

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    It is my understanding that the London office initially processes applications from Commonwealth nation candidates. Once physically in the UK a candidate can choose the AFCO which bests suits his or her geographical location. But I am not a Careers Adviser. If @The guide or @CHUB! or @Ninja_Stoker spot this one of them will be able to give you a definitive answer.

    The backlog of Commonwealth applications which is leading to delays is a known issue.