I'm relatively new here as an active poster, but have been a longtime reader. Hopefully my queries won't be too repetitive, then, though I have little doubt someone will find something to complain about - I know I would. I am from a Commonwealth country, and will be flying to the UK later this month to complete the application process. I have sent off the first batch of horrible forms, including the RG8 medical one, and been invited to the UK continue the process. I know that once I arrive, I have to go to an ACIO, where I will be interviewed and probably be given a BARB test. From what I can figure out, I go from there to the next available tranche on the ADSC, which is the two-day selection procedure. Then, assuming all goes well there, I understand that one has 15 days to accept an offer, then one goes to attestation and thence to Phase I training. My concern is this: obviously, it is expensive for a foreigner to live in the UK for ages. The recruiting people said to expect the process to take 2-3 months, and that is fine (though obviously, quicker is better, and thus far they have always been much quicker on their end than they said to expect: forms due to arrive in 8 weeks arrive in 2, and so forth, so I am optimistic). However, I have read here on ARRSE of people waiting for months and months while their medical forms are cleared - that seems to be a particular bottleneck in the system, and it seems to be particularly on the GP side of things. Am I right in assuming that that would not apply to me, since I have already submitted those RG8 forms, and since there was nothing problematic on them, that part of my application process is out of the way? Also, what particular stages are missing in the summary of the process I gave above? What is this 'Look at life' thing? Does it double up with the ADSC for certain capbadges - since many of the 'look at life' things seem to include fitness & medical tests etc., from what I can make out. Finally, does anyone know what sort of dates the next few Phase I infantry training intakes will be? Thanks for any help - I'm just trying to get all my ducks in a row.