17.5 months, wow sorry to hear. Is your case complicated?I feel the same. 17.5 months for us. I have read that some people don't receive the 12 month email but it doesn't mean anything. Just that the system for some reason has failed to generate it.We are at 13 month and haven't got one? I am really getting worried about ours, we have had zero contact, not even a RFI.For those applicants who are waiting more than a year, is it normal to receive an automated email after 12 months with the below content?
" We are writing to inform you that your application for a Partner (Provisional) visa is in progress. Your application takes time to process as we complete a number of thorough checks."It frustrating seeing others going through Beirut office who applied months after us getting approved.