How long in Background Check Review?

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

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How long did your application stay in Background Check Review?

<7 days
8
14%
7-14 days
10
18%
15-21 days
12
21%
22-28 days
12
21%
>28 days
14
25%
 
Total votes: 56


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reverendxlt
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How long in Background Check Review?

Postby reverendxlt » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:16 pm

Getting antsy, thought I would post a poll while I simmer in Background Check Review... I have a squeaky clean record, so just trying to get a feel for how long it "might" be :coolgleamA:
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Re: How long in Background Check Review?

Postby barstoolguru » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:26 pm

I did my paperwork 30 days before my class and then 30 after the mailing it came in the mail. you need to chill out, you went this long with out it, relax
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Re: How long in Background Check Review?

Postby reverendxlt » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:15 pm

thanks for that bit of exceeding yet unsolicited wisdom... :headscratch
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Re: How long in Background Check Review?

Postby longtooth » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:49 pm

:coolgleamA: :tiphat:
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Re: How long in Background Check Review?

Postby jrandyw » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:07 am

I can certainly understand the frustration. My docs were acknowledged on 5/24/12 and I came out of BG review on 6/8/12. I was pleasantly surprised because I have a common name and I've had problems with false positives on work related background checks in the past.

How long have you lived in Texas? Have you moved much? Just trying to figure out if there's a pattern. I moved to Texas in mid 2000. I moved inside of Texas in 2004 & 2006, but have been in the same spot since.

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Re: How long in Background Check Review?

Postby Tbucher1218 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:26 am

I went into BR on Aprill 11 and didn't come out until May 30th. 50 days in BR.
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Re: How long in Background Check Review?

Postby reverendxlt » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:52 am

I was born In San Antonio... have lived in SA, Dallas (couple different places in each of those), and El Paso. Have had a few speeding tickets (LONG time ago...). Still in BCR...

The pattern is probably more relative to the workload on the desk than those things, at least for a pretty clean record...
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Re: How long in Background Check Review?

Postby barstoolguru » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:30 pm

Sorry you think I was being rude but all I was saying is it will happen if you are clean. You have to remember they are bogged down and you’re one out of thousands. Nothing changes when you get a CHL but your clothing and the way you act in public. It will come in the mail and for the first week or two you will act different until the new wears off and then life goes back to normal or at least I hope for you it does
Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike. But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its neck like the butt of a pistol and shout "Bang!"......George Will

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Re: How long in Background Check Review?

Postby Kadelic » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:23 pm

Mine spent 9 days in background check review. 39 days mailbox to mailbox.
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Re: How long in Background Check Review?

Postby BKRushing » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:47 am

Man this wait is a beast! And I am known for being extremely patient. I took my CHL class 5/16, Fingerprints 5/17, mailed packet 5/18, went to Background Review 5/28 and have been sitting there ever since. I wonder if having lived out of state for two years is the big holdup. You would think having a state issued insurance agent license (which requires a background check) would speed things up a little. Was hoping to have this before I left for vacation on July 1st. Guess that is out the window now.

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Re: How long in Background Check Review?

Postby Songbird » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:58 am

It was less than 40 days mailbox to mailbox for both my husband and I. Me 1/20-2/27 and him 3/26-5/5. I didn't check his status, but mine stayed in "waiting to receive all materials" longer than anything else. Not sure if there IS a pattern. :headscratch Hope you guys get plastic soon!
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Re: How long in Background Check Review?

Postby reverendxlt » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:54 am

My packet was received 5/21... still in BCR also. I was also hoping to have mine before a trip first week of July. I guess it might still be possible. Still at less than 30 days in their hands though, so I can't really complain .... yet :).
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Re: How long in Background Check Review?

Postby Valor » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:03 pm

BKRushing wrote:Man this wait is a beast! And I am known for being extremely patient. I took my CHL class 5/16, Fingerprints 5/17, mailed packet 5/18, went to Background Review 5/28 and have been sitting there ever since. I wonder if having lived out of state for two years is the big holdup. You would think having a state issued insurance agent license (which requires a background check) would speed things up a little. Was hoping to have this before I left for vacation on July 1st. Guess that is out the window now.

Such is life.


Probably just depends on who desk the application lands on. But at this point, looks like the license will be waiting for you when you return from vaca.


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Re: How long in Background Check Review?

Postby TX RHino » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:13 pm

To me......This is one of those times where the Internet and this "Age of Information" does more harm than good. In the old days you just waited by the mail box for something to show up....... Now we can follow every step which urges most people to check at least daily..... Not wanting to miss something :roll:


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Re: How long in Background Check Review?

Postby BKRushing » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:20 pm

TX RHino wrote:To me......This is one of those times where the Internet and this "Age of Information" does more harm than good. In the old days you just waited by the mail box for something to show up....... Now we can follow every step which urges most people to check at least daily..... Not wanting to miss something :roll:



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