Everyone’s timeline will vary depending on several factors. We were quite lucky to have been invited in such a short time period, especially as a couple. The deadline for our post was July 1 with the know by date September 1.
We were traveling as we applied, so I put our locations to give you a sense of how we went through the process while in 5 countries. Applying from abroad is not easy, but it is doable. Peace Corps were accommodating and understanding of our situation.
Low and behold, our timeline! It will be updated as we go.
Mount Barker, Australia
April 29, 2017: Submitted application for environmental education volunteers in Panama
May 16, 2017: Panama application withdrawn (couldn’t take Spanish test in Australia). Application under review for Zambia.
May 18, 2017: Under consideration, interview request
May 31, 2017: Lianne’s interview
June 2, 2017: Adam’s interview
June 5, 2017: Couple interview
June 16, 2017: Invited to serve!
June 17, 2017: Medical portal opened.
June 19, 2017: Fingerprints taken and sent.
Medical tasks done in USA and Australia: Dental, blood work, general physical, yellow fever vaccination
August 22, 2017: Passports verified at US Embassy in Bali, Indonesia
September 19, 2017: Lianne’s last medical task completed and submitted.
September 26, 2017: Lianne’s legal clearance granted
October 11, 2017: Lianne required another medical task. Completed and uploaded in portal. Medical clearance granted within three hours!