"Waiting Room"

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

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Re: "Waiting Room"

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Post by erick619 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:54 am

26SEP - Online Application
30SEP - Fingerprints
01OCT - Class
03OCT - Mailed Packet
12OCT - DPS waiting for material


the wait continues...
I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.

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Post by Grapevinebill » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:28 pm

Actually, it has just started... but don't worry. Once it is over you'll forget all about how frustrating the process is.
I've spent a lot of money on guns, bullets and holsters.... The rest I've just squandered away!

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Post by erick619 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:28 am

sweet! dps got my stuff!

26SEP - Online Application
30SEP - Fingerprints
01OCT - Class
03OCT - Mailed Packet
12OCT - DPS waiting for material
13OCT - Background Check: Under review

does it normally take long for active duty? or is it all up in the air?

*update*
16OCT - Background Check: Completed
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Post by 2firfun50 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:24 pm

This is my first post as I've just joined the forum. I've learned a lot just by reading the excellent posts. I'm kind of curious about how the Texas CHL process works. My wife mailed our packets on the same day, the week before Labor Day. My plastic arrived before the end of September. Her status id BG "under review" since September 12th. Since we have no child support issues and have always paid our taxes, what gives? We both purchased handguns recently, so there shouldn't be any issues. Has anyone else run into a similar situation?

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Post by paulhailes » Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:53 pm

2firfun50 wrote:This is my first post as I've just joined the forum. I've learned a lot just by reading the excellent posts. I'm kind of curious about how the Texas CHL process works. My wife mailed our packets on the same day, the week before Labor Day. My plastic arrived before the end of September. Her status id BG "under review" since September 12th. Since we have no child support issues and have always paid our taxes, what gives? We both purchased handguns recently, so there shouldn't be any issues. Has anyone else run into a similar situation?
Welcome to the forum and congrats on receiving your plastic, you should receive your instructions for the secret handshake in a couple of days :biggrinjester:
On a more serious note, sometimes it just takes more time. It is possible she is no longer under review and the website is just slow to update.


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Post by 2firfun50 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:32 am

LOL, posted yesterday and when I checked today it had moved to manufacturing!!! Now she can do the mailbox trot :tiphat:


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Post by rossgirl » Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:43 pm

Brand new! Just joined and finished class last night. Failed fingerprinting so must redo that part and then will mail in packet! So excited to be a part of this awesome group of Texans!! :patriot:

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Post by Crossfire » Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:45 pm

rossgirl wrote:Brand new! Just joined and finished class last night. Failed fingerprinting so must redo that part and then will mail in packet! So excited to be a part of this awesome group of Texans!! :patriot:
Failed fingerprinting? Better study before you go back! :lol:
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Post by porterdriver » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:01 pm

Newbie, like many others.

Here's my story:
01NOV Online Application
05NOV Class
11NOV Fingerprints
14NOV Mailed Packet
16NOV Packet Delivered (Sent with USPS Certified Mail; can check delivery status online)

We'll see where it goes from here.

Just reading through this post from the earliest to the most recent it seems to me like there was a dramatic drop in processing time when folks filed electronically. Not sure why...I expect that DPS already the info entered into their computers (via the applicant) and they didn't have to try and decipher handwriting.

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Post by porterdriver » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:48 am

23NOV Web updated to show packet received. BG shows "In progress".

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Post by MSgtSpalding » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:33 am

Online Application: Oct 28
Class: Oct 29
Fingerprints: Nov 1
Mailed: Nov 2
Received @ Post Office: Nov 9
Received @ DPS: Nov 16
Mailed: Nov 23
Plastic in hand: Dec 1
35 days end-to-end
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Post by nguyen925 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:34 pm

Just submitted my papers today, hopefully I got all of them correctly filled out. On the check list on one of these forums, I read that there were fingerprints and documents that needed to be notarized, but all of my papers were filled out in class. I'm assuming the instructor took care of that for me as well the fingerprints are now submitted electronically, hope that's not too much of an issue.

Waiting certainly does suck.


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Post by smilner01 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:36 pm

10-23-2011 - filed TXDPS application
11-01-2011 - Digital Fingerprints
11-10-2011 - CHL Class
11-11-2011 - In the Mailbox (holiday)
11-16-2011 - DPS received
11-19-2011 - Pending BG check
12-07-2011 - BG check COMPLETE!!! Manufacture pending - yeah!!!
12-08-2011 - Manufacturing!!!
12-09-2011 - Mailed
12-14-2011 - Plastic!!!!! :hurry:

Wondering if they can see how many times an applicant checks their status (probably DPS water-cooler jokes) "Blah,Blah,Blah...checked it 42 times today!...hahahaha!"
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Post by TexasKaren68 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:04 am

Filled out the online application today, then clicked the link to take me to the fingerprinting appointment web site... and it was all downhill from there. The L-1 site imported my name wrong and I didn't notice, but when I printed all the documents out at the end, they were all for "Last Name Middle Name" instead of "First Name Last Name" I tried to edit my appointment but that just messed things up more, so I canceled the appointment to try to start over and now the site can't find my info. Sigh! If this is a sign of things to come, I am in for a frustrating wait.


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Post by dimden » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:41 am

Another data point:

11/8/11 Class
11/10/11 fingerprints
11/10/11 Mailed
11/15/11 DPS received
11/18/11 First update; BG check pending
12/1/11 BG check completed; manufacturing pending
12/2/11 Mailed
12/7/11 Plastic!

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