View Full Version : ATF Form 1 check cleared today!

August 27, 2008, 04:20 PM
For those of you who have gone through the Form 1 (SBR) waiting game, how long did it take before your check cleared? I mailed in my documents last week and, per post office tracking, ATF received them 8/20/08. Check cleared today 8/27/08. Is this what you all have experienced? They cash the check immediately and then review the paperwork for the next 83+ days? Or does the fact that they cashed the check mean that they have already looked at my paperwork a little bit? Thanks.

August 27, 2008, 04:22 PM
The first thing they do is cash the check. It means they are just getting started. :)

August 27, 2008, 05:01 PM
The check cashing shows you that it got there. I have two F1's that were mailed on 5-28, checks cashed 6-11, they went pending on 7-17. I hope in another week or two for approval. I also have a F4 mailed 6-19, cashed 6-25, pending 7-31. You can call 304-616-4500 to check where you are at in the process, you'll need your name and the serial # you came up with. I wouldn't bother to check on it's progress untill the last week of sept or first of oct.

September 1, 2008, 12:58 PM
My application was mailed last week in May. Check cashed June 15th, just got my stamp August 18th.

I called twice to ask about status and was told that they are back logged with applications. FWIW, try not to think about it, it just prolong the wait :D…good luck.