Can anybody please give me the benefit of their experience and give me some indication of how long security vetting should take when applying to join the Int corps. I applied last June, 8 months ago,and am rejoining the army having previously served over 5 years in the REME. I have been told I have been accepted into the corps, subject to passing security vetting. I was given an SC/CTC questionnaire to complete in September, which I duly did, and then received a financial questionnaire in November, which I promptly completed and returned. I last spoke to the sgt at my ACIO in late December, 2 months ago, who rang the vetting agency and was told I was "being processed", and since then I have heard nothing. Is it normal for the application process to take this long, as 8 months seems to be stretching it a bit?!? Also, is there anybody I can appeal to for help if it seems like the vetting agency are mugging me or the stripey at the ACIO off? I realise this is a public website and certain details could not be given out freely, but is there possibly an appointed person and adress in the public domain I could contact?