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Post by Joeseb87 » 09 Sep 2017, 9:20 am

Another forum member I spoke to yesterday got his e mail approval and he applied on the 12th of June
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Post by Azzerin » 11 Sep 2017, 12:37 pm

Joeseb87 wrote:Another forum member I spoke to yesterday got his e mail approval and he applied on the 12th of June

Have you given them a call 12 weeks tomorrow for me will give them a call in two days and see what going on
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Post by Joeseb87 » 11 Sep 2017, 4:33 pm

12 weeks and 5 days for me I did ring today and got told what I was expecting to hear, not much at all, he said they are been processed between 8-12 weeks he asked how long and told him nearly 13 weeks he said it won't be long then. It sucks so bad waiting but I am not worried unless someone that has applied after me gets processed before me. I am hoping for this week though
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Post by jak444 » 11 Sep 2017, 5:40 pm

I think you'll get it this week. Then you have the fun of waiting for it in the post... Which is what I'm currently doing. :crazy:
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Post by jak444 » 13 Sep 2017, 9:53 am

Received licence in mail yesterday.... exactly 14 weeks after application was initiated.

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Crazy turn around period - was expecting 6 weeks originally.

Now gotta wait until Saturday to pickup the shotguns.
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Post by Joeseb87 » 13 Sep 2017, 11:19 am

Congratulations, looks like it's going to be Even longer for me I am at 13 weeks now, I rang yesterday and was told that my application has progressed a lot since they received it and has been worked on very recently, I asked how long before I should get an answer and was told at least 2 weeks. I just have to be more patient I was really hopeful that it was done within the 12 weeks, but they must have lots on ATM. When my wife done hers a few years ago it was 10 months, hope that don't happen
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Post by jak444 » 13 Sep 2017, 12:03 pm

That sucks.

I know how frustrating it is - especially as it's completely out of our control.

Hope you get the approval email soon.
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Post by Daddybang » 13 Sep 2017, 3:44 pm

Joeseb87 wrote:Congratulations, looks like it's going to be Even longer for me I am at 13 weeks now, I rang yesterday and was told that my application has progressed a lot since they received it and has been worked on very recently, I asked how long before I should get an answer and was told at least 2 weeks. I just have to be more patient I was really hopeful that it was done within the 12 weeks, but they must have lots on ATM. When my wife done hers a few years ago it was 10 months, hope that don't happen



It sucks waitin but at least they haven't said no yet. Hang in there :drinks:
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Post by Tmb99 » 13 Sep 2017, 3:49 pm

Geeez reading this thread is slightly depressing! I'm at 12 weeks today and was hoping to be soon. May be another couple of weeks by the sounds of it.
I put some deposits on guns not long after application to submit PTA, that shop called last week wanting full payment and said I may have to start paying for storage... Over 3 months wasn't what I expected when applying for the licence!!
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Post by spartan71 » 13 Sep 2017, 7:04 pm

spartan71 wrote:Wife applied for her Cat H on 14 Aug and received approval email today (7 Sep).
Applied for PTA on the same day - but now word as of yet.
Note that she already had Cat A/B.



PTA approved today.
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Post by Jgord954 » 14 Sep 2017, 10:56 am

Hey everyone just a quick question the wife and I put our application in for A & B on the 8 of July they rang me the day after to say my photo wasn't right so had to send another one but haven't heard from them since should I have done an Id check by now? I'm in QLD
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Post by Joeseb87 » 14 Sep 2017, 1:03 pm

Nope it's hit and miss with the I'd check it use to only happen when they were processing your license and they were in the final stages, it use to mean it was approved pending I'd check. But recently some have been doing it the day after applying some 4 weeks and some still not asked at 13 weeks. I am over 13 weeks and still not asked I think they are falling behind again I applied on the 14th of June and haven't heard nothing
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Post by Oldbloke » 14 Sep 2017, 4:56 pm

Joeseb87 wrote:Nope it's hit and miss with the I'd check it use to only happen when they were processing your license and they were in the final stages, it use to mean it was approved pending I'd check. But recently some have been doing it the day after applying some 4 weeks and some still not asked at 13 weeks. I am over 13 weeks and still not asked I think they are falling behind again I applied on the 14th of June and haven't heard nothing


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Post by Slant225 » 14 Sep 2017, 8:43 pm

A couple of weeks ago, I put in a PTA at about 11am on Saturday, I got an email that it was approved at noon on Sunday, and it was in my letterbox the following Thursday!! Couldn't believe it.
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Post by spartan71 » 14 Sep 2017, 10:13 pm

Some tips about license applications that I have picked up. I got these from talking to someone who deals with WLB all the time as part of their role with the club and they have based on their discussions with WLB and with many people putting in applications. Having a quick look through some of the examples given by others I can see that they also hold true for others. Overall, in IMHO WLB are reasonable, professional group of people.

Firstly, its important that for the most part WLB operate in a FIFO basis - First in First Out. This only works if there is no issues with your paper work.
Secondly, from an efficiency point of view it make sense for them to handle your application the minimal amount of times - i.e., they don't want to come back to it multiple times. Any complicating issues will result in it being put aside whilst more straight forward/easier applications are assessed.
Thirdly, like most areas of work there are expectations on output - number of 'things' completed. Whilst this may not be overt its a subtly of the human condition. this means that it looks better for them to process 20 straight forward applications in comparison to 10 more complicated ones where the applicants have issues that need to be resolved.
If you have had issues with offences in the past - expect to wait longer. On review there is an issue - its likely to be put aside initially for further later review whilst easier more straight forward applications are dealt with.

1. The first one is to make sure that all of the documentation is in order - everything that is meant to be there is. It might sound obvious but a lot of applications get put on the back burner because of this. This aids in the handle it once - if it isn't right expect it to go to the bottom of the queue.

2. Expect that the minimum waiting times will apply - this is true except if you are applying for a Cat H and already have a Cat A/B - you have already been subjected to all of the reviews previously, if your license application is in order - then it is a simple (quick process) they can get you in and out quickly.

3. PTA appear to be processed independently. If you think of the FIFO concept. It appears to work like this. You put your license application in first, then followed by your PTA. When you PTA is being assessed the first time - your license may not have been resolved, You don't have a license yet, PTA goes back into the queue until the license is approved. But there is no magic bring the PTA back its sits and waits it turn.

4. It appears that you can influence the above - when your license is approved you can do the following - submit a Fax to dealer submission. Even if you did this at time of application. What seems to happen then is that they check out your request. They look at the status of the PTA, see that your license is now approved and approve the PTA. They have gone to the trouble of looking at it so they don't want to handle it again. That would be inefficient.

5. In terms of longer waits for first applications - say over 4 weeks this strategy has been recommended. Call the WLB and don't a dick say something like "Hey, I don't mean to pester you but I'm checking to make sure that my application has all of the relevant information and if there is anything more you need. In order to answer your question they need to look it up. They will tell you if you need to supply any further information, or if its all good. I've heard plenty of people say that after this type of call they have got their approvals through in the following day(s).

6. The second half of the financial appears to be faster for license applications. Why? The police always allocate additional money to temporary staff to deal with a backlog. This is quite often after complaints from locals members to the police minister. More staff means quicker resolution.

Anyways, a couple of suggestions - any application older than 4 weeks should be followed up.
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Post by Spiney » 15 Sep 2017, 10:18 am

Well I'm impressed. I applied for my pta on 26 july and received an email notification that it was approved on 10 August. I was expecting a ridiculously long wait. :thumbsup:
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Post by Azzerin » 19 Sep 2017, 12:32 pm

:( 14 weeks and still waiting
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Post by spartan71 » 19 Sep 2017, 4:42 pm

Update from previous post, wife's Cat H license - 4 weeks from application to arriving in the letter box. PTA for pistol arrived at LGS two days before the license arrived in the mail.
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