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    Now for the long wait!

    Turned in all the paperwork for my license on September 16th, 2010. Let's see when it arrives.
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    Cool Things Appear to Be Improving

    When I applied for my permit in April, it took about 16 weeks -- almost four months. My wife applied in June and received hers last week -- about a 3 month wait. Things appear to be improving. Keep busy and don't think about it.

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    Seems like it...

    Yeah, seems like things are improving a bit. I will be keeping busy on my wait !
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    WooooHooooo!

    October 21, 2010, just a little over a month to recieve my license!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlockinNM View Post
    October 21, 2010, just a little over a month to recieve my license!
    Meanwhile you are OCing, right?

    Does NM not have a time standard to issue the permit?
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    Congrats

    Congratulations - carry often and be safe. Sounds like the Concealed Carry unit has gotten it together. Four months (in my case), to about three (in my wife's case) and now down to a month. Pretty dramatic improvement over the course of six months.

    The Concealed Carry unit does have a 30-day decision deadline, once they have received all the background clearances. According to other posters, the unit said that the FBI clearance was the hold up. And, according to some other posters, the problem was that the CC unit was taking a looonnnng time to submit the clearance paperwork to the FBI. Whatever. Good to see that they've sped the process up.

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    Can you imagine it taking 3 or 4 months to get your driving license?

    Prefer Virginia's way which sets a time limit and protects against foot dragging.

    "If the court has not issued the permit or determined that the applicant is disqualified within 45 days of the date of receipt noted on the application, the clerk shall certify on the application that the 45-day period has expired, and send a copy of the certified application to the applicant. The certified application shall serve as a de facto permit, which shall expire 90 days after issuance, and shall be recognized as a valid concealed handgun permit when presented with a valid government-issued photo identification pursuant to subsection H, until the court issues a five-year permit or finds the applicant to be disqualified. If the applicant is found to be disqualified after the de facto permit is issued, the applicant shall surrender the de facto permit to the court and the disqualification shall be deemed a denial of the permit and a revocation of the de facto permit."
    http://leg1.state.va.us/000/cod/18.2-308.HTM
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Can you imagine it taking 3 or 4 months to get your driving license?
    That would not be cool at all. Haha! And by the way, definately was OCing while on the wait for my CCW.
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    Just Under 60 Days

    I brought my application in on September 14th. I called the other day and they were processing it and said I should have it by the end of next week which would be just under 60 days.

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    90 day limit here in NC. My Sheriff's department said typically it's 45-60 days, and I applied 10/15.

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    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by EMtnMan View Post
    I brought my application in on September 14th. I called the other day and they were processing it and said I should have it by the end of next week which would be just under 60 days.
    Nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlockinNM View Post
    Turned in all the paperwork for my license on September 16th, 2010. Let's see when it arrives.
    Got it today! 7 weeks.

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    Congrats to You

    Carry often, be safe and be smart.

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    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by EMtnMan View Post
    Got it today! 7 weeks.
    Congratulations! They are doing a hell of alot better getting them out.
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    Good deal.

    Our new Governor (elect) is a concealed carry permit holder and user. Both my wife and I spoke with her about the CC departments issues and she was aware of them.

    Be nice to see an increase in staffing for that office thru lateral transfers within the DPS department if it somes to that....

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    my CCW took about 8 weeks to get back to me after sending in the paperwork, it sounds like things have slowed down since 3 years ago

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    Hmmmm

    Quote Originally Posted by MrGlock View Post
    my CCW took about 8 weeks to get back to me after sending in the paperwork, it sounds like things have slowed down since 3 years ago
    What was the wait 3 years ago?
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    I just finished the class and am working on my application. Did you guys submit both the health release form and the notarized release of information form? The one my instructor gave me has a blank line and he told us to write "self" in as the agent, which doesn't really make sense to me. The one on the DPS website has NMDPS as the agent. What is even more confusing is that someone I know who recently got a permit never saw or submitted this form. Is it really needed? I have never been arrested so I have no arrest records to obtain, if that matters.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by castiel View Post
    I just finished the class and am working on my application. Did you guys submit both the health release form and the notarized release of information form? The one my instructor gave me has a blank line and he told us to write "self" in as the agent, which doesn't really make sense to me. The one on the DPS website has NMDPS as the agent. What is even more confusing is that someone I know who recently got a permit never saw or submitted this form. Is it really needed? I have never been arrested so I have no arrest records to obtain, if that matters.

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    Yes, submit both forms. Download the one from the DPS website- you are authorizing/appointing the DPS to be the agent. That is the one which needs to be notarized.

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    Mailed my application January 15. Received my permit February 17! Wasn't expecting it back so soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlockinNM View Post
    October 21, 2010, just a little over a month to recieve my license!
    When my partner got hers I said (a little tongue-in-cheek) 'Woo-hoo, who wants to go out side and shoot off a few rounds in the air to celebrate', thinking she'd be all 'oh, no, safety first'.

    But she jumped up and said 'ME, ME!!'. LOL. What a nut.

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    Congrats

    Quote Originally Posted by castiel View Post
    Mailed my application January 15. Received my permit February 17! Wasn't expecting it back so soon.
    DPS is getting speedier. That's good. Congratulations and be safe.

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    No longer needed

    Quote Originally Posted by AH.74 View Post
    Yes, submit both forms. Download the one from the DPS website- you are authorizing/appointing the DPS to be the agent. That is the one which needs to be notarized.
    I was in the CCW office last week and they said those forms are no longer required except for instructor applicants.

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    conceal carry wait time

    Quote Originally Posted by GlockinNM View Post
    What was the wait 3 years ago?
    It took mine 8-9 weeks to process back in 2007, I have to renew mine before June of this year. Gotta find a job first before I renew it, but I might just do it to get it out of the way than wait.

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