applying on line- does it speed things up any?

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applying on line- does it speed things up any?

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Post by shawn » Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:50 pm

the wife and I are scheduled to take our class in a few weeks. Does applying and paying on line ahead of time speed anything up?


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Post by CainA » Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:47 pm

I doubt it, but you get a PIN, then you can check your status a million times a day, like most of us did.

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Re: applying on line- does it speed things up any?

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Post by daveag98 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:11 pm

I was wondering the same thing.

I looked back through the different months and it seems to be a slight advantage to online but there are a few online that had to wait longer.

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Re: applying on line- does it speed things up any?

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Post by sbb » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:16 am

Nope, not one iota. :txflag:
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Re: applying on line- does it speed things up any?

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Post by escheue » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:15 pm

I posted in the waiting room about trouble getting the packet. I did class at begginning of November and paid online but couldn't get the packet till mid January. They sent several according to thier records but supposedly the mail was losing them. Then 3 packets showed up in within 2 days mid January. One is still missing. I recommend you get the packet from the instructor and send it in with delivery confirmation.

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Post by bryang » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:29 pm

No, there is not much of anything you can do to speed up the process...sorry. :???:

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Re: applying on line- does it speed things up any?

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Post by kalipsocs » Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:23 pm

I will throw in another.....nope. Bummer for sure


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Post by stroo » Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:31 pm

It actually slowed mine down a couple of years ago.


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Re: applying on line- does it speed things up any?

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Post by BrianSW99 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:54 am

I wonder if it could make any speed difference with paying online or sending a check? When you do the online application they have your money immediately. If you send a check or money order, do they wait until it clears before proceeding with processing the application?

I went ahead and applied online because I knew I would have time to receive the packet before my scheduled CHL class. I figured even if there are no speed advantages, at least there would be less chance of data entry error if I did it online.

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Re: applying on line- does it speed things up any?

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Post by Carry Big Stick » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:38 pm

I did the online application and it still took 134 days. I don't think there really is any speeding things up over there. Although after I waited for so long I did contact my state rep and DPS called the next day and said its issued. Just don't torture yourself with the pin # to much.
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Re: applying on line- does it speed things up any?

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Post by Cajundude » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:43 pm

Nope, not in the least bit. :grumble
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Re: applying on line- does it speed things up any?

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Post by Kalrog » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:25 am

It has other benefits (like being able to read what I type instead of what I try to write), but speed isn't one of them.


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Post by wacc » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:35 am

It did not for me.


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Post by old farmer » Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:02 pm

sbb wrote:Nope, not one iota. :txflag:

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Re: applying on line- does it speed things up any?

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Post by PappaGun » Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:47 pm

No sir.

My Chl instructor said it would. I tried. It did not IMO.
Though I believe that you could not really know whether it did.
There are too many other variables for each individual"s application
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