Overseas Applicants Wait times

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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 ?
 

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Is that normal for overseas applications ?
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.
 

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

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

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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.
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?
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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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.
Once eligibility is confirmed by the overseas desk in London AFCO you can then state the most convenient AFCO with whom you wish to be processed for entry.

Even if residing in London when undergoing selection in UK, there are three AFCOs within an hour's commute and you will find it quicker and easier to be processed outside of London simply due to the volume of overseas applications.
 
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