It shouldn't take more than a couple business days for them to confirm whether or not they found it.
The first time I asked for confirmation, it took maybe 2 days for a reply, and it was really specific E-Mail stating that it was found and added to my file. The E-Mail was only one sentence long and had no signature. It was kind of weird for a government response, but felt like a personal message, if that makes sense.
The second time, and after they sent a letter requesting my FBI anyway (and I assumed it was gone with the wind at that point!), it took maybe 2 or 4 days, and was an automated response telling me that my application was in processing and that they'd contact me if they needed anything else.
Hope this is helpful!
i emailed them and this is an update:
We have requested background information from other government
> offices(s). Unfortunately, we cannot provide a date when the processing
> of your application will be complete.
> Your FBI police certificate was received September 20, 2010. Please be
> advised for future, due to high volumes, we will not acknowledge receipt
> of email, fax, regular correspondence (applications, payments, documents
> or information) or medical exam results.
> If you have recently submitted documents or information to this office,
> we will update your file accordingly, if needed.
so apparently my background check is being looked in to! im 23 a girl no record been a jersey girl my whole life in a small town
no arrest no driving ticket nothing!
my parents r pakistani so maybe thats y they r being strict