Ughh the wait never ends!

Ughh the wait never ends!

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    Ughh the wait never ends!

    So my boss and I both submitted our applications (FL) on July 10th. I've been calling every couple weeks to check the status, getting a different answer every time.

    "it's only been 30 days, you have to wait 45"


    "it's only been 45 days, you have to wait 60"

    "it's only been 60 days, you have to wait 90. but we received payment July 14th!"

    Today my boss got a letter in the mail saying his application was denied because of an improper notarization.

    He called and finally got through to someone and apparently the lady at State Farm next door did not notarize it properly so he must get it re-notarized and mail it back.

    This obviously worried me since we got it notarized at the same place so he passed the phone to me and I gave her my social. She said "you application has been sent to verification because you have a rap(wrap?) sheet. If they need anything from you they will contact you."

    I'm assuming this means I'm in a new line, with more waiting?

    I was wrongfully arrested 5 years ago when I was 17 and the charges were dropped but I never got my record expunged so that must be what she was referring to.

    Has anybody else experienced this?

    I've been breaking in my MTAC with it empty for too long :(


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    Sorry you are having problems. My wife got permit rather quickly, actually within 30 days of sending in her application. She did the electronic fingerprint thing, which her instructor had recommended, perhaps that made the difference. Hope you get your problem worked out soon. Have you tried making a gun purchase yet and been turned down because the background check found this blotch on your record ? If so, you may want to look into getting the record cleared up.

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    I also did the electronic fingerprints as my instructor recommended. I purchased a Kel-Tec PF-9 from shoot straight with no problems. They ran the background check and everything came back fine.

    I'll call back in another week, and see what the deal is. She should feel very fortunate for getting it so quickly!

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    Chances are when you call that you are getting the same couple people answering. When I applied this year, at 30 days I called to check, and got a lady. A week later, same lady. 45 days...a guy. 50 days...the lady again, with the guy answering after being put on hold. and at 53 days (I'm stubborn) the guy again. They remembered me and finally told me it got mailed out.
    So I got it 53 days from when I mailed it, and 33 days from when they cashed the check.

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    what is the number to check your status? I also did the electronic fingerprinting.

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    (850) 245-5691.

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    and what do you need to supply them with? anything other than personal info?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecnovaec View Post
    So my boss and I both submitted our applications (FL) on July 10th. I've been calling every couple weeks to check the status, getting a different answer every time.

    "it's only been 30 days, you have to wait 45"


    "it's only been 45 days, you have to wait 60"

    "it's only been 60 days, you have to wait 90. but we received payment July 14th!"

    Today my boss got a letter in the mail saying his application was denied because of an improper notarization.

    He called and finally got through to someone and apparently the lady at State Farm next door did not notarize it properly so he must get it re-notarized and mail it back.

    This obviously worried me since we got it notarized at the same place so he passed the phone to me and I gave her my social. She said "you application has been sent to verification because you have a rap(wrap?) sheet. If they need anything from you they will contact you."

    I'm assuming this means I'm in a new line, with more waiting?

    I was wrongfully arrested 5 years ago when I was 17 and the charges were dropped but I never got my record expunged so that must be what she was referring to.

    Has anybody else experienced this?

    I've been breaking in my MTAC with it empty for too long :(
    No, I made sure everything was in order. I even made copies of the application for my reference. My app was mailed on June 11, the check cashed on June 25 and permit received on August 11. Being a nonresident, I had to use ink fingerprints too. I was happy with the speed in which my application was processed.

    It's unfortunate that you got into trouble in your early years. I won't get into whether it was justified or not. Even if the charges were dropped, it would not be held against you. There's has to be something more to it, something that you may have forgotten. All you can do is comply with them. No use complaining to them about it. I know the lead time is getting to you It got to all of us.

    Good luck!
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    Call the number, and have the date you mailed it, the date they cashed the check, and your personal info...SS and name and address

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    Quote Originally Posted by calmp9 View Post
    No, I made sure everything was in order. I even made copies of the application for my reference. My app was mailed on June 11, the check cashed on June 25 and permit received on August 11. Being a nonresident, I had to use ink fingerprints too. I was happy with the speed in which my application was processed.

    It's unfortunate that you got into trouble in your early years. I won't get into whether it was justified or not. Even if the charges were dropped, it would not be held against you. There's has to be something more to it, something that you may have forgotten. All you can do is comply with them. No use complaining to them about it. I know the lead time is getting to you It got to all of us.

    Good luck!
    Thanks!

    I haven't actually complained to them, I just find it very strange.

    I did look over everything MANY times before mailing it out. I mailed it out on the 10th and they said my payment was received 4 days later. I also made copies of everything for myself.

    Basically my arrest was a "wrong place at the wrong time" and after $5,400 in lawyer fees I finally got my charges dropped. I doubt it will cause my application to get denied, it's just a bummer having to wait an unknown length of time now.

    You can't imagine how much it sucks to have been(almost literally) the ONLY kid at my school who didn't party/drink/do drugs/etc. and I was arrested for all of the above in one very long and very confusing night.

    On a side note, does anybody know if it is too late for me to get my record expunged, and what that entails?

    Except for the fact that it cost me the bottom end of my motor and now an extended application wait, I haven't really thought much of it since and would like to get it taken care of.

    Thanks!

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    I feel for you guys. The more I read these threads and some of the hoops you have to jump through or the wait times I am thankful my state is fairly pro-gun.

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    I feel very lucky living in Alabama.

    All it takes is about one hour and twenty dollars at the sheriff's office, and viola! You have your permit!

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    the wait ended! Sent it July 10th, got it October 10th. woohoo!

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    Well, they do say 90 days, but it's usually quicker.

    Congrats...on the permit!
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    Congrats on finally getting it ecnovaec.

    I got my Idaho CWL on 10-10-08. But I submitted on 9-10-08.

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