Form 1 efile wait times?

beretta_man11

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I started my form 1 online last week. It took several attempts to finalize everything on the website because it kept shutting down. I finally got it all done and now it's sitting in the 'pending research' which I'm told could take 5 weeks.
 
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Dryan910

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I filed a form 1 for an SBR on 8/17 and just did an ask the experts email to see if I was held up for any reason. They said I was in delay for FBI background check.

Does anybody have an idea on how long those are usually held up for?
 
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AMGtuned

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I filed a form 1 for an SBR on 8/17 and just did an ask the experts email to see if I was held up for any reason. They said I was in delay for FBI background check.

Does anybody have an idea on how long those are usually held up for?
Last search I performed, yeilded an approximate 100 day backlog. Or roughly 4 month approvals for people
 
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Renoone

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First time applicant. I chose new model with my model number. Prolly should have chosen one from the menu after reading this post.
Questions:
1 - Since I did it this way it looks like I will not receive the cover letter email until they investigate, correct?
2 - How long does this typically take?
 

Beseekersap

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First time applicant. I chose new model with my model number. Prolly should have chosen one from the menu after reading this post.
Questions:
1 - Since I did it this way it looks like I will not receive the cover letter email until they investigate, correct?
2 - How long does this typically take?
I am at 7 weeks now, good luck sir.
 

Nodak

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As low as a couple days and as high as.....well......
 

N8schmitz

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Mine was filed in May... still "Pending". I was told average wait time is 7 months on the call.
 

h2oskiier30

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Received my approval email and stamp today....exactly 2 months to the day (61 days total) from start to finish.
 

bgolf92

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My form 1 took about a month to “research” and a couple weeks to get approved so about 5-6 weeks total.
 

E. Bryant

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    A follow-up - just got an email this morning saying that one of my applications moved to "APPROVED". That's 27 days from e-file to stamp. The three others are still stuck in "Pending Research" purgatory 😞
    I'm now at 45 days "Pending research" on those three applications.

    Still haven't had time to punch holes in the one that did get approved :LOL:
     

    SourMash

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    Anyone have a phone number to call and see why your form 1 was disapproved? I emailed the "ask the experts" and haven't gotten a reply. I would like to know what I did wrong so that I can remedy the situation.
     

    Bevo

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    Anyone have a phone number to call and see why your form 1 was disapproved? I emailed the "ask the experts" and haven't gotten a reply. I would like to know what I did wrong so that I can remedy the situation.
    1-800-FUCK-ATF


    Just kidding, real number to call is (304) 616-4500. You need your control number and serial number handy before calling.
     

    SourMash

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    Bevo, Thanks for the answer. I had called that number and they said I needed to "ask the experts". Just trying to see if there was another way. Maybe they'll get in touch with me tomorrow.
     

    8pointer

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    Man I am glad it did not take as long as you guys are saying.

    Submitted my form 1's on 9-18-20
    Sent cover letter 9-20-20
    Approved 10-9-20

    So around 21 days

    2 sbr
    5 suppressors
    Wow bam! Acquaintance up north just did 2 was like your experience can't recall exact number of days but it was under 20 total from receipt of cover letter to approved. These form 1's are so great he went from 'i'm gonna finally do a can' to having approval in under a month. I was 28 days on 1st one where I selected a custom model number. 2nd F1 I used a model number in the list already used and was 16 days. There may be something to that notation where 'further research' has to be done if selecting a model number not listed already. The 22 can is hilarious way too much fun....now if I can just find a way to quiet down that loud firing pin!
     
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    Aybear

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    Hey gents, I have 2 eForm 1's (individual) that are in "delay status"
    8-5-20 submitted
    8-10-20 finger prints delivered to ATF

    Still not approved! I'm going on 72 days, when I emailed Patricia.L.Bartles@usdoj.gov she told me they are in "delay status", she told me that means they are waiting on FBI background check. Does anyone know what I can do the get some movement on these? I tried the "Ask the Experts" a couple times and they've never responded to me.

    My buddy submitted his the same day and was cleared in 18 days.
     
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    RanJam

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    Hey gents, I have 2 eForm 1's (individual) that are in "delay status"
    8-5-20 submitted
    8-10-20 finger prints delivered to ATF

    Still not approved! I'm going on 72 days, when I emailed Patricia.L.Bartles@usdoj.gov she told me they are in "delay status", she told me that means they are waiting on FBI background check. Does anyone know what I can do the get some movement on these? I tried the "Ask the Experts" a couple times and they've never responded to me.

    My buddy submitted his the same day and was cleared in 18 days.
    I have one submitted through a trust on 8/25, no cover sheet or anything as of yet, shows submitted/in process, the only thing I was told is they are 5 weeks behind on pending further research where mine is still at now.
     

    c_bass16

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    HOLY PISS. I've been trying to get a pair of Form 1's submitted online for SBR's for at least a week.
    Between lags, restarts, log-outs and failed uploads...this site is a JOKE. :censored:(n)
     

    RanJam

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    HOLY PISS. I've been trying to get a pair of Form 1's submitted online for SBR's for at least a week.
    Between lags, restarts, log-outs and failed uploads...this site is a JOKE. :censored:(n)
    Filed mine 8/25 after several attempts, just got my cover letter 10/20, it is a total mess right now.
     

    Aimatdeer

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    Just efiled yesterday for the first time for a supressor. got an email about payment instantly. got another email in a few hours with my cover letter. prints sent off yesterday priority mail should get there friday. hopefully this goes smooth, i waited 7 months on a form 4 through silencer shop it seemed like agony. good luck to all.
     

    c_bass16

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    Just efiled yesterday for the first time for a supressor. got an email about payment instantly. got another email in a few hours with my cover letter. prints sent off yesterday priority mail should get there friday. hopefully this goes smooth, i waited 7 months on a form 4 through silencer shop it seemed like agony. good luck to all.
    I wonder if mine is dragging because it's an SBR on a Trust.
    Still haven't gotten a cover letter. Just an email showing "DRAFT" on the Form1 copy

    This is to advise you that the status of your eForms submission with the subject Permit/Control number has changed to PENDING RESEARCH

    Permit/Control No:
    Your Reference No:
    Submission Date: 2020-10-22-04:00
    Form ID: ATF Form 1 (5320.1) - Application to Make and Register a Firearm