The VR verification is a completely different process to the accreditation process.
For VR verification Keymailer is automatically checking your uploads and if those are fitting with the VR verification rules and gives you the verification automatically, no human labor involved.
The Accreditation process on the other hand is all manual. We are going through a list every day with all of the pending accounts in there and work through them one by one, starting with the highest subscriber count to the lowest. We are checking every video on your content stream and watch/skim through it, and check if all of the criterias are met. And then change your status manually.