I believe it has been around 6-8 months (?) since I sent the VA an email requesting a certificate of eligibility. It finally came in the mail today. It appears it took a little less than 2 months to get through the mail to my place house here in Valencia from the US. (So it took them around 4-6 months just to follow up with my request for the certificate. I guess that's not too shabby for government work....might even be considered as "expeditious" for VA government work. ) Regardless of the delay, I can now push on with enrollment and the process of converting over to a student visa here in the Philippines now. (It's been so long I'm going to have to go back through my last thread on the subject to remember what all I have to do.) Below is the letter I received today (with any personal information removed for obvious reasons): I was a bit surprised to read that they bumped the eligibility to 15 years from the last separation of active duty for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. (I was always told it was 10 years, but I started off on the previous GI Bill.) Attached were two VA forms, which I have downloaded and attached to this thread in case anyone else might need the information (both PDF files). The first one is VA Form 4107. This form fills you in on how to appeal a decision. Not really needed if you have been approved for benefits. The second, VA Form 22-0338, is just contact information for VA education benefits. Seems more useful to those in the US though.