the fbi website said that it would take 8 to 10 weeks to process criminal record requests. today is the 9 week mark so i decided to give them a call and see where we were. the website doesn’t have any numbers to call for status so with more than a bit of nervousness i dialed the main fbi number. the operator was very nice and helpful and gave me the number to call. the next agent was also surprisingly cheerful but dropped the bomb that it is currently taking on average 14 weeks to process a request and that they will not even be able to confirm that they have received our request until 10 weeks have elapsed.
so best case this pushed everything back a month. bloody hell. given my new employment status this has things going in the opposite direction i was hoping for.