March 2009 Applications

So, your CHL Application has been filed and the clock has slowed to a crawl - tell us about it!

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myron243
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Re: March 2009 Applications

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Post by myron243 » Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:54 am

bdeckbrew wrote:Still waiting have had my PIN since May 7. Checking on a daily basis for any changes in the status. Last night when I got home had an envelope from the Licensing Bereau...

Could it be...

Noooooo fingerprints were denied. Have to retake them, needless to say I am leaving work early today.

Does anyone know how much that will slow down the process?
If it's like my bad photos it seems to have only added a week. I mailed the new photos last Friday and I checked online just now and it says Processing.

If they pull birth certificates from your county of birth I may have another problem ahead. My father spelled his middle name Cleatus and blessed me with that for a middle name. I went all the way through high school spelling it that way. Dec, 1957 prior to enlisting in the Navy I ankled over to the Denton County courthouse and got a copy. I looked at it and said "Aunt Helen (she was the aunt of a very good friend of mine) that's the wrong spelling". She checked the big old book again and said "nope Myron, that's how it's spelled here." So, I spent the next 45 years or so spelling my middle name Cletus. A few years ago I started working on my genealogy (what old retired geezer doesn't :lol: ) so sent for a copy again. Guess what? Now my middle name is Cleatus again.
9/12/09 - Day 174 - Finally in hand


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Re: March 2009 Applications

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Post by Kalrog » Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:21 am

I just got an email response... mine is awaiting printing. Which means that it will probably not happen until after my birthday on Sunday. I am going to lapse, but at least I get an "extra" year.


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Re: March 2009 Applications

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Post by phray » Sun Jun 07, 2009 2:28 pm

Just checked the website for the first time since Friday morning, and my status reads:

"Application Completed - license issued or certificate active"


WOOOHOOO!! :hurry: :anamatedbanana :woohoo
:thewave

I've got my new carry pistol, now all i need is the holster. well, maybe it would help to find some ammo...
Gregg County
CHL Class: 02/07/09
Mailed to DPS: 03/19/09
DPS received: 03/23/09
Processing: 05/05/09
Approved: 06/07/09
In hand: 06/10/09

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Re: March 2009 Applications

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Post by skeetshooter » Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:40 pm

YES!! I checked online today and low and behold it's completed!!!

:thewave :anamatedbanana :woohoo

Time to receive pin = 41 days
From Pin to Application completed, License issued = 49 days


02/28/09 -- CHL Class Taken
03/04/09 -- Packet mailed to DPS
03/10/09 -- Received by DPS via certified mail
04/20/09 -- PIN received - Processing App
06/08/09 -- Application Complete- License Issued
XX/XX/09 -- Plastic in hand!


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Re: March 2009 Applications

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Post by shawn » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:56 pm

I got my plastic yesterday...yee haw. I am ashamed to say I haven't gotten around to getting a carry gun. going to the range tonight to rent a few.

82 days from date I estimate DPS received packet
48 days from date status changed to "processing"
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Re: March 2009 Applications

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Post by Purpletj » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:57 pm

WOOHOO. There is hope. Im glad to see March apps. coming in.
3-7-09- CHL Course
3-9-09-Papers Mailed
3-16-09-Check Cashed
4-20-09-PIN Recd.
6-10-09- Application Completed!!!
06-13-09- Plastic in hand!!!


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Re: March 2009 Applications

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Post by Biga9999 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:01 pm

Happy for you guys. Hoping for some good news soon.
"Eat, Drink and be Merry, for tomorrow we die"
David J Matthews

CHL Class 03/14/09
Mailed to DPS 03/16/09
DPS received 03/19/09
Processing 04/30/09
Approved 06/19/09
In hand 06/23/09


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Re: March 2009 Applications

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Post by phray » Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:16 pm

Biga9999 wrote:Happy for you guys. Hoping for some good news soon.
thanks! after checking out all the info on this forum, I was really not expecting to see it get approved so quickly! I do almost feel a little guilty because my father sent in his application a two or three weeks before I sent mine, and my brother sent his in the same day I did. And theirs still aren't approved. I assume that's because they're in Harrison County. hopefully they will both be approved soon, i'll feel more guilty the longer i have one and they don't.

hope you get yours soon too.
Gregg County
CHL Class: 02/07/09
Mailed to DPS: 03/19/09
DPS received: 03/23/09
Processing: 05/05/09
Approved: 06/07/09
In hand: 06/10/09


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Re: March 2009 Applications

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Post by Biga9999 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:17 pm

Thanks. Where are you located? I am in Williamson. Hoping to hear something in the next 2 weeks.
phray wrote:
Biga9999 wrote:Happy for you guys. Hoping for some good news soon.
thanks! after checking out all the info on this forum, I was really not expecting to see it get approved so quickly! I do almost feel a little guilty because my father sent in his application a two or three weeks before I sent mine, and my brother sent his in the same day I did. And theirs still aren't approved. I assume that's because they're in Harrison County. hopefully they will both be approved soon, i'll feel more guilty the longer i have one and they don't.

hope you get yours soon too.
"Eat, Drink and be Merry, for tomorrow we die"
David J Matthews

CHL Class 03/14/09
Mailed to DPS 03/16/09
DPS received 03/19/09
Processing 04/30/09
Approved 06/19/09
In hand 06/23/09


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Re: March 2009 Applications

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Post by wjh81 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:54 pm

Does anyone know how long it takes to do the background check in Dallas county? I am waiting for the background check to be complete. :grumble
Class: 2-28-09
Mailed: 3-2-09
Received: 3-5-09
Status is: "Processing": 4-9-09
Letter sent for photos: 5-5-09
DPS received new photos: 5-21-09
Status: "Processing Application": 5-27-09
Application Complete: 6-19-09
Plastic in Hand: 6-24-09


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Re: March 2009 Applications

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Post by MajorJeff » Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:32 pm

Checked online today

Application Completed - license issued or certificate active :clapping:

Background Tarrant (home) Dallas (work)

Just a few more days!!!! :fire
03/21/09 -- CHL Class Taken
03/23/09 -- Packet mailed to DPS
03/25/09 -- Packet received by DPS
04/30/09 -- PIN received
06/09/09 -- Application Complete - license issued or certificate active
06/10/09 -- Plastic in hand


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Re: March 2009 Applications

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Post by phray » Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:40 pm

Biga9999 wrote:Thanks. Where are you located? I am in Williamson. Hoping to hear something in the next 2 weeks.
Longview (Gregg county). I haven't seen many of us Longview-ites (Longviewers?) on here, so I wasn't too sure how long the check would take. I was pleasantly surprised.

Good luck!
Gregg County
CHL Class: 02/07/09
Mailed to DPS: 03/19/09
DPS received: 03/23/09
Processing: 05/05/09
Approved: 06/07/09
In hand: 06/10/09


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Re: March 2009 Applications

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Post by bdeckbrew » Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:59 pm

Great news seeing that some of the licenses are starting to comed through.


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Re: March 2009 Applications

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Post by Vince » Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:19 pm

Well I broke down and called the DPS today. I spoke with a somewhat polite lady who told me my license was issued on the 9th. She was not sure why my info had not updated on there website. I was told seven to ten days. I'm at 91 days now, so I will be around 100 days when it gets here. I'm not going to hold my breath since many have been told the same thing and have waited another month or so. Now I'm really anxious!
1/3/09 Class taken
3/10/09 Packet Mailed
4/22/09 Proccesing App
6/09/09 Approved
6/13/09 Plastic in hand


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Re: March 2009 Applications

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Post by shoeless » Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:34 pm

I know I shouldn't have, but I called down to Austin today. I'm glad I did, because I found out that all my background information has been received by DPS, the hold up is getting a technician to review through the background checks and issue or deny the license. I asked if she had any idea how much longer for that to happen and her answer..."due to the high volume of applications we're receiving each day, it could be 2-3 more weeks."

Now, I don't want to sound annoyed by this, but shouldn't applications that are almost complete take priority over newly received applications? It sounds as though they are bouncing between in process and newly received applications throughout the day, when it is more efficient to get stuff out the door that's complete, rather than sit on it, but no one ever said the government was efficient.
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