When your ATF eForm 1 is Approved, Which Comes First the Approval Email or an Approval on the ATF eForm's Website?
When the ATF approves your ATF eForm 1 application, you will receive an email first before the ATF eForm's website is updated. The ATF eForm's website is not updated live in real time. The approval information on your account has to be refreshed periodically to update your approvals, etc. This can take 12 to 48 hours in some cases. It is worth noting that the email the ATF sends you with indicating that you have been approved will have your approved tax stamp attached to that email. You may need to use your computer to view that attachment.