Maybe it's like asking how long is a piece of string...but, I see from our friends on the forums who are coming from some high risk countries (Pakistan stands out), that external checks performed on applicants can be up to 13 months.
I would like to assume that that is the exception, however, would like to understand from people who have had CO request Form 80:
How long from Form 80 being submitted (when requested, not front loaded), until visa application, where all other requirements were met?
If you could share on:
Country of passport for both main and any secondary applicants:
Time taken from form 80 being submitted to visa application?