Currently the Petition for Foreign Filing License must be submitted via FAX. The petition and accompanying documents must be faxed to the appropriate office and, according to the people who process the petitions, the documents are not received in their mailbox until the following day. Follow up to make sure the fax was properly received is thereby delayed.
The usual turn around time to receive the License is 2-3 business days. Many times the License has not been received within that time period so another phone call is required to request that it be faxed again.
It is time this process was modernized into an electronic submission whether it is the EFS or some other system.