I mailed in my VAF application on 10-01-12 .....
Today 10-15-12 I received a letter from the U.S. Department of Justice / Federal Bureau of Investigation
The Subject: "Application Acknowledgement" from (NICS) National Criminal Background Check (VAF) Voluntary Appeal File
My application has been forwarded on to the (AST) Appeal Service Team for further processing.
With that I am to be advised the VAF applications are processed in the order in which they are received, that being said they are experiencing a high volume of requests and are currently processing applications received in August 2012.
I will update as time goes on and there is something new to add or report. At this point I can only assume that I am approximately three months away from my turn at review.
If any of you are interested in having some of your questions answered directly you can call 1-877-FBI-NICS (324-6427)
Downloadable application link http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/nic...ochure_eng.pdf
Read about the FAQ's at FBI — NICS Appeal Frequently Asked Questions
I hope this helps someone who may not know how to begin the process of obtaining a U-PIN number