I applied for my GFL sometime back in April. I left on vacation July 2nd. Came home on the 12th, and there it was in the mailbox. Was "issued" on July 7th, and arrived in the mail sometime between then and the 12th when we got home. Well over the 60 days, for sure. Just glad I have it now. And, the news that it once again exepts a NICs check is a great thing!