Yes just after i have recieved my pre arrival they have started my background check and took me almost 5 monthsH
I m 20 July / 2018 applicant. My file is also currently in background check but I don’t exactly know when did they start my BGC kindly can u share when did they start your bgc.
2ndly there was latest update on my gckey on 3rd December stating REVIEW OF MEDICAL EXAM which then change to YOU DONOT NEED AN EXAM. What does it mean ?? I think we both had same medical expiry date , mine 29 November then how come they did not sent me re medical ?.
I think your background checks are completed while mine is still pending .
In december 13 i have recieved the re medical in my gckey account they have sent me a mail in my email address to check your gckey account i have done my re medical on 18th of d3cember they haveb recieved it on the same day and also updated in my ecas and the status of ecas chaged to decision made
Today on 23rd december i have recieved my Passport request
Best of luck for your wife too i dont know why they are saying she do not need medical as i know medical is a good sign as they approve your applicant and grant you visa