Friday, October 06, 2006

Establishing Eligibility

Aaron and I were lamenting earlier in the week that we probably wouldn’t be asked to progress our application for another ten or so months. This is because I read posts to a discussion list of other Queenslanders who said it took a year from submitting their application to being invited to establish eligibility. At the IAFQ information day in August, this ‘timing’ question was asked a few times.. with the responses ranging from “that’s the million dollar question” to “how long is a piece of string”.

Well, looks like we’ve hit the jackpot and that our piece of string is 7 weeks long!

We received a letter in the mail today dated October 4 inviting us establish our eligibility.

What does this mean? It means we need to have a rigorous health assessment, provide references about our suitability (these people will be contacted in writing to provide information about us) and have criminal history checks.

What wonderful news - now we need to get busy booking appointments!

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