"Hi, I would like to check the status of a transfer."
I give her the serial number and my name.
Halfway throught my last name - "Pending" - doesn't even let me finish my two syllable last name.
"Can you tell if there is any movement on my fingerprint cards?"
"No... you just turned them in on the 5th of October".
"No I didn't maam. My compelete form set with duplicate forms, finger print cards and proof of citizenship plus a check for $200 was submitted by my dealer the first week of May. My check was cashed and I was told pending as of May 6th."
"Hold on". (Pause).... "Its still pending"
"Ok, well, you know this has been over 6 months now, I was told I would hear something within 30 days from the FBI since I spoke to Tammy, I want to see if there is anything that I do to help to get the process moving."
(Pause). "Well, you need to talk to your examiner, Jo Anne".
"Maam, I have talked to Tammy. I was told she was my examiner when I called over a month ago and she had my paper work right in front of her the one and only time I talked to her over the phone.,"
"I don't really care at this point, I will talk to anyone who will listen to me."
(Pause) "Ok, let me transfer you"
... and I get Tammys voice mail for the 4th time in five weeks. I leave the standard polite message around lunch time. No call back and I have caller ID at work so I didn't miss her call.
They don't know who is doing what anymore. I am so screwed.
So, lets recap:
* 6+ months and no movement since the 5th of May
* NFA has no idea who is handling my case
* No answers or callbacks from my examiner or her supervisor.
* Others are getting <45 day COMPLETE turn around.
Is it now time to draft a letter and fax it? Anyone know to whom? This is getting my blood pressure up now.
Edited by DC Chris, 10 November 2004 - 09:52 PM.