PMI does randomly select a percentage of applications to participate in the application audit process. Once payment is made toward your application, you will be notified whether your application has been selected to participate in this process. If selected, you will be advised of the process and provided with an appropriate link for more in-depth instructions. For audited candidates, the eligibility clock will stop and will be reset when the requirements for audit are satisfied.
Luckily I was not selected for Audit. Because audit is somewhat a lengthy process. For one of my colleagues the audit took almost 3 months.
Generally if your application is selected for audit you will be required to take care of the following:
1. Your experience letter signed by manager or colleague. This must be sealed and sent to PMI. If you have project management experience from different organizations, it is enough if your current manager vouches for the other experience and signs the experience letter.
2. Copy of certification or any proof that you have undergone PM Education for minimum 25 hrs should be sent to PMI.
3. Copy of your Degree Certificate should be sent to PMI.
If you are selected for Audit, do send these and follow up with them to take it to closure.