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  • pixel5

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    Friend who is waiting on hers called yesterday and that is what we are looking at right now. That is ridiculous. I mean get some dang temporary hires in to help with the load, come on. That means I'm looking at the end of April before I get mine.
     

    newguy4104

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    Aside from the results from a pregancy test, waiting for your CHL is the longest wait of your life. I waited around 60 days however a co-worker of mine has his in hand within two weeks of his packet arriving, so who knows. Either way, good luck and here's to speedy results!
     

    PettyOfficerUSN

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    sent mine october 19. because i had submitted a package in 2011 and forgot to do the course and send in my stuff. so 30 days later i call and the lady tells me she cant see anything new. to just wait. well, on the 60 day mark a woman looked and told me that there was an issue because my last package was out dated. redirected me to a guy who helped me out alot. he gave me his personal email, sent him my recent documents from the range and instructor, and pulled my prints from the file that was just there. floating nowhere fast. so now, from dec 19....im still waiting on the fbi to complete my background check. thou i feel any honorably discharged vet should automatically get a CHL without paying for anything, including the course. thats JMO
     

    txinvestigator

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    You people realize it consumes THEIR resources to answer phone calls? Last week over seven thousand (7,000) people applied to renew a license.

    A little patience will help everyone...:peace:

    Also, DPS CHL division was just authorized to work overtime and hire temps to help.

    Also keep in mind that DPS put on several new Instructor Schools this past year, and all current instructors had to renew in 2013 as well. They are stretched mighty thin.

    Also keep in mind that under the Government Code DPS has 90 days from the date they receive a COMPLETED application to issue, deny or advise you they need more time.
     

    karlac

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    Also keep in mind that under the Government Code DPS has 90 days from the date they receive a COMPLETED application to issue, deny or advise you they need more time.

    Any idea how much impact, if any, does longevity as a Texas residence have on the time of the process? IIRC, mine was 28 days from mail in to receipt, but have been a resident for 63 years, and have had a TDL for 57 of those. IOW, does this particular background check perhaps take longer for those who have had residencies in one or more states, and could that be a factor?
     

    pixel5

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    Any idea how much impact, if any, does longevity as a Texas residence have on the time of the process? IIRC, mine was 28 days from mail in to receipt, but have been a resident for 63 years, and have had a TDL for 57 of those. IOW, does this particular background check perhaps take longer for those who have had residencies in one or more states, and could that be a factor?

    I'm not sure, but if it has anything to do with the number of addresses you've lived at in the last 5 years, I could 10 years older before I get my CHL. I am 25 and lived in like 6 different places throughout college and shortly after. Not to mention having 5 different jobs.
     

    txinvestigator

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    Any idea how much impact, if any, does longevity as a Texas residence have on the time of the process? IIRC, mine was 28 days from mail in to receipt, but have been a resident for 63 years, and have had a TDL for 57 of those. IOW, does this particular background check perhaps take longer for those who have had residencies in one or more states, and could that be a factor?


    I imagine waiting for other states to respond to requests for information could delay the license. Makes sense.
     

    txinvestigator

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    I'm not sure, but if it has anything to do with the number of addresses you've lived at in the last 5 years, I could 10 years older before I get my CHL. I am 25 and lived in like 6 different places throughout college and shortly after. Not to mention having 5 different jobs.

    Since DPS has to physically send a "designee" into each county where you lived for 5 years, I think too, could probably be a factor.
     

    Noodleroo

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    I just got mine in the mail on Friday Jan. 24th and they received everything on October 30th - so that was just a week under 90 days. I called after 60 days and they told me that there were approximately 100,000 in progress at that time. The shorter CCL class time has apparently increased their workload and they had no idea it would slow them down this much. They said that if they had hired an extra 50 people, it still would have not been enough. I can only imagine that the wait will only get longer and longer.
     

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