This thing is painful and they keep on doing this Eligibility OK = VISA granted subject to BG checks. This Eligibility takes 1 to an interview too. Clearly means if applicant is eligible or not .. How much time? may start at 7th month may end up at 14th month from start. Every case is different. For examples ONLY:-Hi
Do you know how long it takes to check eligibility?background check is done but eligibility is in progress.
Lead officer at VO when he/she creates this eligibility criteria which is above, he/she will quickly review PA's eligibility against your supporting documents, if he/she finds them good then will proceed marking your STATUS on PA's Eligibility which is above. Here is what I find out: when he/she marks NOT STARTED it means she/he did not finds anything alarming but the lead officer at the visa office needs to make sure that there is no concern. When the lead officer in VO mark REVIEW REQUIRED or REVIEW NEEDED it is a code message to the lead officer at the visa office signifying to him/her that you really need to check this relationship carefully there are so many holes and might possibly lead to an interview in the future. Now I did not say every time you see REVIEW REQUIRED there will be an interview, the lead officer at the visa officer could even go far by requesting the original marriage certificate and other documents to make sure there is no suspicion anymore then mark RECOMMEND PASS. Now listen this: I used to think that when it says recommend pass the file was waiting for a higher officer at the visa office to review it but that was all wrong. Recommend Pass signifying that lead officer at the embassy is fully satisfied with the relationship then he/she assigns the file back to that first lead officer at VO to also review it for the last time before the status fully change from Recommend Pass to Passed. For some of the applicants will not be able to notice what I am explaining here, because they never requested their GCMS or when they request their GCMS the status could have changed to Pass. But those who are like me, request their GCMS every 2 months will happen to notice what I am talking about. When the lead officer at the embassy get word from his colleague in VO with the go ahead pass, he/she then UPDATES the file from RECOMMEND PASS to PASS.