Due to some delays in my application - namely some screw ups with the passport office that took about 3 months, I was asked to fill in another security form and send it in. I received it, filled it in same day, and sent it back the next - but they haven't received it yet. As such, my joining date has now been deferred from the 17th of February until the 5th of April. I've already put in my notice at work on the basis that if the security clearance was delayed, they would issue a security waiver until clearance came through - this now isn't the case. My work won't recall the notice. To sum it up, I think the following would be apt. Bugger.