is an ECO and a caseworker the same thing? I had a skype interview today and he introduced himself as an ECO. basic questions really for my husbands settlemenet visa and according to him it is becoming more common. He had my pile of paperwork with him and when he finished i asked what the next procedure is ie how long ill have to wait for an outcome. He said he didnt want to give me a rough date incase they couldnt meet that date but i should hear maximum within 3 weeks. He said he had to type the notes and give them to a caseworker. Isnt that the same as an ECO?