For those who like to get an ideer of other folk's timelines, I thought I'd give you two more to chew on. Both me and my brother are law abiding fellas who decided around the end of march 2017 to get our permits. We took the class together around the 8th of april. Neither of us have any arrests or shady background issues that might cause a delay. He started his online process around 3 weeks before I started mine. Originally I was pondering spending $80 less and getting a non resident az permit, but around the time he got his Tx permit I found out that the instructors who are certified to do the handgun class in tx must also be NRA certified instructors before az will accept their training certificates. They can certify police officers, but az wont accept them. Well, instead of paying 40-60 to take another NRA instructor taught class, I decided to just go the tx route. Thats why the timelines are different.
He did everything online on day one around the 10th of April. Got an appt for his fingerprints on day 4. On day 8 his status updated to everything being green cept for yellow background check under review and yellow print pending. On day 14 everything was green cept for print pending in yellow. It updated to mailed on day 16 and he had it in hand at day 18.
I did mine online around the 26th of April. Submitted everything and paid my $25 fee because I decided to go the veteran route and qualified for the lower fee. Did my fingerprints on day 3. However afterward my status never did show anything. Nothing at all. I waited 3 or 4 days and still nothing. After sending them an email via their website, I got a response back saying that since my dd214 did not specify that my military discharge nearly 30 yrs ago was honorable, I needed to send them something else that said it was honorable. I have nothing else, so I called them. I spoke to a very nice chap who told me to send them a letter with a money order for $115 and request that they chg my application over to a standard citizen application. $115 being the difference betwixt the veteran fee and the regular citizen permit fee. So I did that, and they received my letter and money on day 8.
That same day, suddenly my status updated with everything green cept for yellow background check under review and yellow print pending. I thought, wow, this is gonna be fast! But I was wrong. My status stayed the same for nearly 2 and a half weeks. My brother kept saying call them call them, but I knew from reading posts on this forum that all they will say is...we have 60 days dude! So I just remained patient.
Finally on day 24 my status chgd to background check complete and green, and yellow print pending. Well as of today, day 26, it still says print pending, but it is Saturday, so its to be expected. Based upon what I have seen others post here, it will likely chg to mailed on Monday, and be in my hand on Wednesday. If that's what happens, it will put my entire timeline at 30 days start to finish. Not bad considering the dd214 delay and what I have seen others go through.
UPDATE: Today, day 28, in the afternoon, my status remains unchanged. Print pending.
FINAL UPDATE: Day 29...Just checked my status and it says MAILED ! I only live like 65 miles from Austin so I rekkin it'll arrive tomorrow or thurs. Its funny how now I kinda feel like I've accomplished something. 5/24, day 30, plastic in hand. It showed mailed yesterday morning, but Im kinda thinking they mailed it on monday, but waited to update the status til the next morning. One day mail fron austin to san antonio just seems a little fast. But oh well, my permit is in hand and Im good to go!
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