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Am I the only on frustrate with ATF eForms?

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by Benny503, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    I filled everything that I suppose to do till the step "Electronic Documents". I scan my trust and compressed it into zip file. It did not accept the zip file I think so it kicked me back to the step "line item" i go back in filled everything and "save template" then submit my "electronic docs" in pdf single file again and it kicked me out, then my scan my trust in doc and file line item and it kick me out over and over I have to repeat over and over I am so frustrate with it. Does anyone here successful filling Eforms 1 without issue?
     
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    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    "Your application has been SUBMITTED for processing."
    OK it took my money and I still dont know what I did to get them to passed and submitted my form. Are they going to contact me soon or do I have to wait for months to find you that I was messed up :-(
     
  3. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    keep us updated - if the rumors of short turn around times are true I may learn to like the e-forms...
     
  4. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    You're not the only one. It took me three hours and advice from others to get mine done. I check my status each week, but the only think that has happened so far since November 20 is the $200 charge on my credit card.

    Randy
     
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  5. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    I have seen some 4-month turnarounds reported on NFA tracker from these e-file things, that's a heck of a lot better than my current 9 months and nothing.
     
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  6. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I just handed everything to Hilary at Curts Discount Shooters Supply and she did the all of the hard work for me.
    She's super nice to work with and follows through on all of the little details that crop up on the E-Forms.
     
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    idahoan Boise, Idaho Active Member

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    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    In a way that's 100% unfair to those who filed the paper forms six months before your e-File and are still waiting. But it is what it is.
     
  9. idahoan

    idahoan Boise, Idaho Active Member

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    yeah the paper form situation truly sucks. Honestly that is what kept me from getting into the NFA game. Then when the trust change came out if figured that if I was going to get some, then I had better get on it.
     
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    eganx Kingston WA Active Member

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    It truly is a royal PITA. I finished mine last night after multiple attempts. Good'ol .gov websites......they never seem to work
     
  11. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    Dont worry, I got 3 suppressors and a SBR on paper works since June 2013. I heard eform can approved faster so I deicide to give it a try. Now I did once I will do couple more just for fun waiting, like Glock 23 SBR (i will buy ronin stock), SBR Krebbs AK47. Maybe SBR my saiga 12 to 8".
     
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    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    I wish I live closed to them. Believe it or not non of the class 3 dealer here in Southern Oregon got any suppressor left. I may have to go North :)
     
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    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    I did my first online last night too. Waiting for bATF call or email me told me how fup my paper work. Not my fault, it was the website :-(
     
  14. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    You bet I will let everyone know when I got approved.
     
  15. idahoan

    idahoan Boise, Idaho Active Member

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    Just got the email from the BATF this morning my other two stamps are approved. Submitted September 8th, approved December 12th.
     
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  16. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    The 1 thing us paper form filers get is an actual stamp, not just a PDF via email.
     
  17. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    I suspect the fast turn arounds will only last for a while. Once enough people start using the eforms it will start to bog down. Use it now while it's a little bit faster.
     
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    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    Dont worry, eform will not be bog down. Too complicate for lots of people a d their webste down all the time :)
     
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    robbijer Salem Oregon Member

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    I submitted one last week, took me a while to figure out how to use the site correctly. I Received an email from them this morning, hopefully they will get it figured out.

    Pardon the interruption!

    It has been brought to our attention that the eForms system is experiencing some technical difficulties this week. In an attempt to remedy the problems we have determined that the best strategy would be to rebuild the system. We will bring the system down at NOON today for it regularly scheduled maintenance but we will keep it down until 2:00PM EST. This will allow our technical staff sufficient time to rebuild the system.

    We hope that this will address problems you have been experiencing this week. It is our goal to provide you with an electronic filing system that will provide a more accurate and efficient method of submitting forms to us. The eForms technology is new to the bureau and we are learning how to optimize it to obtain the best performance for you our customers.

    We appreciate your patience with us and apologize for the inconvenience.

    Sincerely,