Well, there was me thinking everything was in and uploaded after meds and police checks a couple of weeks back....and nothing was happening, no news from CO. Husband nagging to email and chase it up - so in the end I did email and ask if they had everything and yesterday got an email back saying 'Awaiting Form 80'
Panic is not the word. We are nearly at the deadline for submitting info and I had no idea that this had been requested. Went straight back to the original email with request for info letter and right there, at the bottom was 2 lines, underneath the Police Checks section, saying Form 80 was required. How on EARTH did I miss that!?!
So what followed was a day pretty much of filling in the horrible form (seriously, they know more about me now than most of my relatives do!) and then laboriously scanning them in and uploading last night. The travel over the last 10 years was particularly difficult for us as we are intrepid travellers and have taken around 5/6 holidays every year plus other trips for business and we have also travelled independently (husband went off round Eastern Europe while I wrote my masters thesis a couple of years ago), it basically filled the entire spare sheet for both of providing that info. I am sure it makes us look like mental nomads. Oh well.
A couple of things I have had to bank on being ok were that I no longer have my actual National Insurance card - it was lost years ago with a lost wallet but because I know the number off by heart it has never been an issue but I notice they ask for ID docs to be attached. Also I know I have had previous passports but cannot find these either, hopefully this will be ok.
So, another day and evening of utter stress and pressure, I am crossing everything that that really is it now! I had an email this morning to say that the visa is now 'being processed' confirming receipt of the Form 80s so hope springs eternal....
Roll on a quiet weekend!