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OR interview - current waiting time?

Hi everyone

For those who have recently gone BR how long did it take before submitting your application and getting the OR interview date? I am going to submit my form today (once I pluck up enough courage!) and wanted to know current waiting times for the actual big interview.  I know that the email usually comes confirming BR within a day or two but want to know how long I may have to wait before I get to speak to the OR.  I want to take some annual leave around that time to get things organised and prepared.  I am a key worker and working full time atm and am owed some leave.  I know it probably differs for everyone but during this COVID crisis I wonder if it is taking longer than 2 wks ie. a month? or if it is actually quicker than normal?

Many thanks


  • Morfx
    Morfx Posts: 125 Forumite
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    Mine was just over 3 weeks, but that was before the pandemic.
  • Minkym00
    Minkym00 Posts: 774 Forumite
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    Is there any reason why you couldn’t have the interview during your leave? Presumably you can’t actually go anywhere. It’ll only take maximum an hour.
  • Fighter1986
    Fighter1986 Posts: 834 Forumite
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    I honestly don't recall having an OR interview at all, but don't panic yourself, the insolvency service will be quite flexible.

    I know it can feel daunting now but I promise, it's no big deal, just a chat about what happened financially, then life goes on  :)
  • peterparker12
    How did it go? have you had it yet?

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