We uploaded everything for both us within a week of our initial application last August, including his clearances. I believe when our number is up, they'll look at the application all at once. From what Ive read, junior workers review stuff as it comes in and make requests over time for what might be missing. Other than that, its no communicado until that golden email. I haven't seen any movement or approvals for the folks on here form the US for quite a long time. Would love to know why and what are average appoval times are for just this country. So much to plan, so hard when you haven't a clue.