2019 New LTC Processing Timeline...

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Re: 2019 New LTC Processing Timeline...

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Post by MojoTexas » Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:55 pm

I've been a member of this website since Feb 2009, and I've had my CHL since Feb 22, 2010. I renewed my CHL once, back in 2014, and it took 16 days. I know this because I found my post from back then, when I was delighted at how quick and efficient the process had become: https://texaschlforum.com/viewtopic.php ... 56#p903956

My CHL license was set to expire again on my recent birthday, Sep 2nd, 2019, so on August 6th I finally remembered to sit down and do the online renewal, thinking it would be another routine two-to-three-week process. However, on Sep 1, the before my birthday, there was still no new license, so I sent an email inquiry to the Texas DPS. Roughly two weeks later, on Sep 13, I received this response:
Our records indicate your renewal application is processing. We appreciate your understanding and patience. This can take up to six (6) business weeks to complete once your application is submitted and all documents are received. In the event additional review or more information or documents are required to complete an application, DPS has an additional 180 days to complete the review process. No additional documentation is needed at this time.
So what has changed to make a process that used to be quick and easy become a slow bureaucratic nightmare again? I've had my license for ten years with absolutely no problems, so I have no idea why it's taking so long.

So now what? I'm not very comfortable carrying with an expired license, although I think the risk is minimal.

Sigh.
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Re: 2019 New LTC Processing Timeline...

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Post by MojoTexas » Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:46 pm

I went and checked online and it says my license has been mailed. Unfortunately there aren't any dates on any of the items, so I don't know if this for my recent renewal, or if they're referring to my original application back in 2010. :confused5
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Re: 2019 New LTC Processing Timeline...

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Post by skeathley » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:02 pm

So what has changed to make a process that used to be quick and easy become a slow bureaucratic nightmare again?
The difference is load. Sometimes they are hit with thousands more applications than normal, and don't have the staff to handle it. Right now there is a surge going on, caused by several mass shootings. People have been telling me that they have been trying to get into one of my classes, but they are all filled up. A recent student told me that in El Paso, you can't find firearms classes now.

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Re: 2019 New LTC Processing Timeline...

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Post by Mike S » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:19 pm

MojoTexas wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:46 pm
I went and checked online and it says my license has been mailed. Unfortunately there aren't any dates on any of the items, so I don't know if this for my recent renewal, or if they're referring to my original application back in 2010. :confused5

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That would be for your recent renewal.

Shortly after your renewal has been completed, this status will also disappear. You will still be able to log in to report a lost/stolen LTC or an address change, but the 'status' portion will no longer be displayed.


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Re: 2019 New LTC Processing Timeline...

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Post by av8or » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:50 pm

Hey everyone!

New User, just wanting to post my waiting times to add to the data.

9/14 - Class/Shoot Prof.
9/19 - Identigo Fingerprints taken
9/20 - Submitted TX app with Documents
9/20 - Confirmation email documents received................

9/30 - status website not updated yet, still shows generic "Choose Service: if you have pending app please allow time, ect, ect".
10/3 - UPDATE: status website showing line items now, all green except background/print yellow. My nerves have settled a bit.

I'm getting a little anxious since it appears most have had their status page showing green/yellows within 5-7 calendar days, and I'm going on 11.

**I had to copy this post from the general Waiting Room, I meant to post it here in "the timeline" room, but put it there on accident. Sorry if you see it as a duplicate
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Re: 2019 New LTC Processing Timeline...

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Post by squirrelmaster9 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:28 pm

8/14/19 submitted application with dispositions and training form
8/22/19 fingerprints done
10/01/19 finger prints green
10/02/19 background green and print pending

I did this last year too but turned out a nj ticket was equal to a tx disorderly conduct. Had to wait till this July for 5 years. But I did get my AZ and FL permit last year no problems


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Re: 2019 New LTC Processing Timeline...

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Post by av8or » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:22 pm

av8or wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:50 pm
Hey everyone!

New User, just wanting to post my waiting times to add to the data.

9/14 - Class/Shoot Prof.
9/19 - Identigo Fingerprints taken
9/20 - Submitted TX app with Documents
9/20 - Confirmation email documents received................

9/30 - status website not updated yet, still shows generic "Choose Service: if you have pending app please allow time, ect, ect".
10/3 - UPDATE: status website showing line items now, all green except background/print yellow. My nerves have settled a bit.

I'm getting a little anxious since it appears most have had their status page showing green/yellows within 5-7 calendar days, and I'm going on 11.

**I had to copy this post from the general Waiting Room, I meant to post it here in "the timeline" room, but put it there on accident. Sorry if you see it as a duplicate
10/8 - UPDATE: status updated to Background Completed, Print pending.

Just when I had come to grips with the fact this could take up to 6 months, I looked this morning and I'm at "Print Pending". So from 9/20 - 10/8 is the total time for mine. Not bad. Hope the rest of you that are in waiting get the same speed of completion. Good Luck! And remember, my address situation was all over the place for the past 5 years, so that didn't seem to make a big difference.


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Re: 2019 New LTC Processing Timeline...

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Post by moktor » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:28 pm

Brand new LTC application, just moved from WA state in May.

9/28: fingerprints done, and LTC-100 submitted
10/7: status available on DPS site
10/8: background check went green, print pending
10/10: all green
10/12: received in the mail


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Re: 2019 New LTC Processing Timeline...

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Post by tmontana161 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:56 pm

09/05/19 Application filed/received
09/06/19 Fingerprints Submitted
09/18/19 All documents Received by DPS
11/05/19 Print Pending
11/07/19 Mailed
11/09/19 License in hand
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Total Time from Fingerprinting = 59 Days
Total Time from DPS Receiving all documents = 47 Days
Total Time to card in hand from 5 Sep = 65
Total time to card in hand from 18 Sep = 52


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Re: 2019 New LTC Processing Timeline...

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Post by VMaxer » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:47 pm

After letting my original license expire for a couple of years, back at it again.

All docs received by DPS: 11/12
Application Mailed: 6/21/2010
Application Received by DPS: 6/22/2010
In DPS Database: 7/8/2010
Fingerprints Complete: 8/12/2010
Background Check Complete: 8/13/2010
Manufacturing Pending: 8/13/2010
Mailed: 8/18/2010
Plastic: 8/21/2010

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