It is your agent's responsibility to provide you with the receipt of the payment, which
serves as the receipt of the application.
Your agent should also inquire about the status - sometimes coming to the association's office in person, to establish a good relationship with them.
Some associations tell you upfront that it'll be 30 days, or 21 days...it is sometimes specified in your application packet.
You were also supposed to get a condo documents package: declarations of trust, articles of incorporation, bi-laws, rules and regulations, Frequently Asked Questions form and most recent year end financials. In these documents, it could also be specified - how long the association has to check a buyer's background.
Usually, associations hire 3rd party investigators to check foreign nationals' background.
These companies charge more for a foreign national background check.
They also take longer when it comes to a foreign national application.
Three to four weeks is pretty common.
Hope this was helpful,
Beachfront Realty, Inc.