This is a discussion on Need update on Texas CHL process. within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Hello, Im from Texas. I took my CHL class in mid August and mailed off my packet by the beginning of September. I then recieved ...
Hello, Im from Texas. I took my CHL class in mid August and mailed off my packet by the beginning of September. I then recieved notice in the beginning of October that i needed to provide proof of citizenship before they can start processing my application. I immediately sent in what was needed to Texas DPS. My question is, what is the turn-around time for the CHL license to be issued. Has Texas DPS improved on their wait times or are they still lagging. I couple of years ago individuals were reporting a six to nine month time before they recieved their license. Im wondering how long its going to take to get mine. Please let me know.
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I too my chl class in late July. Shortly after mailing every thing off I received a letter stating thay had recieved my application along with a pin # so I could check the status online. 59 days after they recieved my app the status showed as approved. A few days later the card came in the mail
I originally took my CHL class at the end of May, sent off the application at the beginning of June. I had trouble with my photos (3 different times in fact). The last time I sent it in was the beginning of October. I just got approval 2 days ago, and am still in wait for my license.
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Oh wow, three months is reasonable...offcourse if everything goes well. I recieved my pin about a week after sending in the documentation they needed. Now it is a waiting game. I hope I get it before the end of the year. I will be traveling and do not want to go empty handed. Thanks to you all for responding.
Starting Sept 1 this year, the background checks (which were typically the reason for many delays) that could previously only be done by a licensed DPS officer had that restriction removed, so I'm sure it won't be too long. After they get through the backlog, yours will be up and shipped out fairly quickly. ;)
120 days for my neighbors who had trouble because they have no fingerprints (worn off from manual labor and typing they said) so they had to get laser fingerprinted 2 or 3 times before they accepted them
mine was about 97 days, but I had to get a certified letter of records from a district clerk and fax them in to satisfy them after they sent me a letter, because my first and last name was pretty common and a case showed up in background check, which wasn't me...... got mine last week
It's going quicker now.
I mailed my app 4/29/09, CHL sitting in the mail box on 8/19/09 with no snags .... 3 months & 20 days. Don't know if that has changed over the last few months. When you have to re-submit for any reason, then all bets are off. I've heard others say that re-submitted apps go to the back of the line & start all over again. Let us hear from you when it arrives.
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If you do hit a glitch, CALL and they'll connect you to the person handling it, they are nice and will tell you what they need, then FAX to them attention to that person... it goes pretty quickly.... the next time you call for status, they'll probably say "Oh it was cleared, it's at the printers, after it leaves the printers it comes back here for us to mail it to you, you should have it within 8 days" or something similar.
I mailed my original Application and stuff in on July 6th, then after 2 letters from them to me, and me calling and faxing/providing Harris County Dist clerk records twice, Oct 5 and Oct 22 (at which point they said on the phone they decided they didn't really need the Oct 22 faxed records, because they just "cleared it" earlier in the week without them anyway), I received the CHL in my mailbox on 11-4-09 ..... shouldn't take real long after they get what they need
It was "cleared" early in the week, or the Friday before the week of Oct 22
On Oct 22 it was "at the printer" and I got it on Nov 4
it took me over 180 days to get my CHL.
This, which just went in effect Sept. 2009, is doing a lot towards helping to clear up some things which created the backlogs and clogged the system though, such as a felony conviction in the 1960s which is only a small misdemeanor now, student loan defaults, etc etc
Changes to eligibility laws
Analysis of the bills
By the way, if you took the course before Sept 1, 2009, actually before the new 2009-2010 book's Publication, PRINTED IN OCTOBER 2009 http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/ftp/forms/LS-16.pdf
.... you should check these for new changes to the laws you just learned
Go to http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/adminis...elatedlaws.htm
To see the laws in their current form as of Sept. 1, 2009:
Current laws as of September 1, 2009 (clean version) (PDF)
To see a version reflecting the changes made by the 81st Texas Legislature in 2009:
Current laws as of September 1, 2009 (changes, strikeouts, highlighted additions) (PDF)