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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by rookie » 31 Jan 2019, 12:32 pm

Hang in there Mr48Volts! .. I wonder what would happen if you lodged another application online, now? ... ever consider having two applications in play?
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Post by Gaznazdiak » 31 Jan 2019, 2:16 pm

rookie wrote:Hang in there Mr48Volts! .. I wonder what would happen if you lodged another application online, now? ... ever consider having two applications in play?



I'm sure you were laughing when you typed that, rookie, I certainly had a chuckle.
It's long, convoluted and deliberately odious enough as it it to get one through, two at once would just confuse them.

May as well offer them 2 shovels and ask them to take their pick :lol:
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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by Ziad » 31 Jan 2019, 2:56 pm

Hey you can dig a hole with a pick as well as a shovel... just takes even longer.... hahshaha
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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by Mr48Volts » 31 Jan 2019, 4:42 pm

rookie wrote:Hang in there Mr48Volts! .. I wonder what would happen if you lodged another application online, now? ... ever consider having two applications in play?


Yeah nah lol. Again if communication was clear from the get go a lot of the frustration would be non existent. When you’re told one thing and then another happens, we’ll you know....I’m going to take up knitting til my GL comes through, I wonder how long my scarf will be by the time the bureaucratic BS gets sorted out, any guesses ;)?
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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by rookie » 01 Feb 2019, 10:40 am

I'll take all of your learned advice guys :D :D

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I'm sure you were laughing when you typed that, rookie

Shows how green I am :oops: :lol: ... honestly, I think I would ask the FAR something along the lines of: I know mistakes happen .. "Off the record" has my application been lost and is it easiest if I give you a new copy of the form to get this whole process back on track?

My thoughts on lodging a second one electronically, is because they might not ring back for a couple of weeks ..

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we have 10 working days to call you back

.. that's half the waiting period gone for a new app :unknown: ... I'd consider telling them to cancel my first application, just process this new one if it makes it easier

But that does all sound complicated -- grasping at straws for Mr48Volts :thumbsup: :drinks:
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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by Mr48Volts » 01 Feb 2019, 1:22 pm

Rookie,

I'll give them their 10 working days which will make it Feb 12 (obviously I'm just hoping it gets processed before that), at no point have they said they've lost it, it was lodged, I have acknowledgement of application form that they sent back to me on Nov 15 with the Oct 29th lodgement date confirmed on it, and the few times I've called to chase it up after it was lodged for 10+ weeks, everyone has said "Oh we can see your application is being processed".... My wife is considering doing her gun safety course and lodging her own online after that to see if she can beat me.

I personally know 2 fellas who applied in Mid November, and guess what they're doing this weekend? Yep, they are going shooting cause they are licensed.
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Post by rookie » 01 Feb 2019, 3:09 pm

I'll give them their 10 working days


Yep, good stuff Mr48Volts - can't wait to hear when you get the good news mate :thumbsup: and hear about the rifle that you got in mind :)
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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by Austwave » 03 Feb 2019, 12:34 pm

They just sent me a letter in receipt of my application and indicated a 6 to 8 week processing period. Applied online a had waited over a month for the original paperwork
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Post by Mr48Volts » 04 Feb 2019, 5:33 am

Austwave wrote:They just sent me a letter in receipt of my application and indicated a 6 to 8 week processing period. Applied online a had waited over a month for the original paperwork


Yep that sounds familiar, I applied for the original paperwork on Aug 13, nothing had shown up by mid-September so I called and it got sent out and received in 7 days, sent everything off 1st week of October and it was lodged on Oct 29, my original paperwork said a 4-6 week wait as of today it's 14 weeks, when it finally comes through I'll certainly be putting my PTA's through online. Good luck Austwave :-)
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Post by lionet » 12 Feb 2019, 11:50 am

Received: 12-10-2018
NEW APP REFERRED TO SERVICE NSW FOR ISSUE: 12-02-2019

Four months!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh I have very strong mixed feeling now! I failed to break record here but I'm definitely very close to the top I think? :D
So what'd be the average time from this to NSW Service to send me a photo notice?
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Post by GojiraSteve » 12 Feb 2019, 11:55 am

lionet wrote:Received: 12-10-2018
NEW APP REFERRED TO SERVICE NSW FOR ISSUE: 12-02-2019

Four months!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh I have very strong mixed feeling now! I failed to break record here but I'm definitely very close to the top I think? :D
So what'd be the average time from this to NSW Service to send me a photo notice?


Woooo!! good on ya mate. I'm still waiting at 121days. But with mine received on 15/10 hopefully your result means they've finally made it to the "October" pile... :crazy:
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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by Mr48Volts » 12 Feb 2019, 12:32 pm

GojiraSteve wrote:
lionet wrote:Received: 12-10-2018
NEW APP REFERRED TO SERVICE NSW FOR ISSUE: 12-02-2019

Four months!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh I have very strong mixed feeling now! I failed to break record here but I'm definitely very close to the top I think? :D
So what'd be the average time from this to NSW Service to send me a photo notice?


Woooo!! good on ya mate. I'm still waiting at 121days. But with mine received on 15/10 hopefully your result means they've finally made it to the "October" pile... :crazy:


Well I’m at 106 Days today and was lodged on Oct 29th I hope this means we are close to a resolution. Be interested to see how long your physical lic takes to come through after you take your picture at the RMS.
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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by lionet » 12 Feb 2019, 3:14 pm

GojiraSteve wrote:
lionet wrote:Received: 12-10-2018
NEW APP REFERRED TO SERVICE NSW FOR ISSUE: 12-02-2019

Four months!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh I have very strong mixed feeling now! I failed to break record here but I'm definitely very close to the top I think? :D
So what'd be the average time from this to NSW Service to send me a photo notice?


Woooo!! good on ya mate. I'm still waiting at 121days. But with mine received on 15/10 hopefully your result means they've finally made it to the "October" pile... :crazy:


Close, my friend, hang in there.
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Post by lionet » 12 Feb 2019, 3:22 pm

Mr48Volts wrote:
GojiraSteve wrote:
lionet wrote:Received: 12-10-2018
NEW APP REFERRED TO SERVICE NSW FOR ISSUE: 12-02-2019

Four months!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh I have very strong mixed feeling now! I failed to break record here but I'm definitely very close to the top I think? :D
So what'd be the average time from this to NSW Service to send me a photo notice?


Woooo!! good on ya mate. I'm still waiting at 121days. But with mine received on 15/10 hopefully your result means they've finally made it to the "October" pile... :crazy:


Well I’m at 106 Days today and was lodged on Oct 29th I hope this means we are close to a resolution. Be interested to see how long your physical lic takes to come through after you take your picture at the RMS.


I'll keep you posted. Firstly I need to receive the photo notice then I can go to the RMS. I guess it's within the week. Then from the photo taken to the lic card, I guess next week. So hopefully everything is ready by 22nd. That'd bring my total length from 4 Sep 18 (requested forms) to 22nd Feb 19. Solid, outstanding even, government work ;P
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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by lionet » 12 Feb 2019, 3:29 pm

JWD40 wrote:
lionet wrote: You know man, I sent my application with Austrian Post Parcel Express. Cost me $10 but totally worth it because I sent out on 10 Oct and application was lodged on 12 Oct. Compare to other guys' unfortunate struggle with the mail, at that time I felt 'well it's not that bad at all, dodge the bullet there :P' and was hoping to get myself a .22lr for xmas gift hahaha then it's a downward spiral from there. See how naive I was?


Express post will only have sped it up by a couple of days. The major difference with Express post is that you have peace of mind that they have received it.
The fact that yours was entered into the system 2 days later is both lucky and highly unusual. Most people have to wait weeks for their paper application to be entered into the system. Without express tracking, most people are left wounding if FAR has even received the mail at all.

As for the naivety, i think most would have experienced that at some point. It can be a very long wait when you're excited. Try not to watch the kettle boil.

lionet wrote:As an immigrant I've no doubt dealt with a parade of government bureaucracy but this is by far one of the top 2. I also feel bad for the August guys. P650 shooting means booking and planning and weekends (I'm working full time during the week). And as I live in close suburb in Sydney any range is almost 1-hour drive from any direction. I just want to be able to blow off some steam off work in the evening :D


I'm not sure what you meant by close suburb in Sydney ? If you meant you live in Sydney, there are a few ranges that do try shoot days, some pre-organised, some you have to ring up. Weekends included. The firearms have generally seen loads of use and accuracy isn't great, but it can be fun anyway.
If any of them kick a stink about doing too many P650's, just give them your licence number and just tell them that you're still waiting.


Ah I mean I live in a suburb of Sydney, not in the city centre. Anyways I did book a try shooting pistol session with the St Mary's Indoor Range (rifle's time table doesn't suit me). That was quite fun. And now I'm finally referred. I'm thinking about booking a rifle session with them just to get a hang of the rifle stuff before starting shooting just by myself with a hired gun :)

I recon the PTA need to be a bit faster. Another 4 months to buy is just beyond reasonable.
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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by GojiraSteve » 17 Feb 2019, 9:09 am

REFERRED TO SERVICE NSW FOR ISSUE!!!!

She's finally through! The site got updated on the Saturday so I'm gonna assume it was processed Friday making it a (not) cool 124 days from date of receipt.
But it's on its way, and I'm happy.
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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by Mr48Volts » 17 Feb 2019, 9:39 am

GojiraSteve wrote:REFERRED TO SERVICE NSW FOR ISSUE!!!!

She's finally through! The site got updated on the Saturday so I'm gonna assume it was processed Friday making it a (not) cool 124 days from date of receipt.
But it's on its way, and I'm happy.


Nice one, you and Lionet give me hope, I’m at 111 Days and mine was lodged at the end of October so I’ve got my fingers crossed it will be soon. Be interesting to see how long your paperwork and photo license takes.
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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by GojiraSteve » 17 Feb 2019, 10:36 am

Mr48Volts wrote:Nice one, you and Lionet give me hope, I’m at 111 Days and mine was lodged at the end of October so I’ve got my fingers crossed it will be soon. Be interesting to see how long your paperwork and photo license takes.


Cheers,
It's out of FAR's hands now so should only be subject to "normal" Government turnaround times That said, since Service NSW came into being I've been consistently impressed with their efficiency as compared to the departments they replaced. I'm betting I'll have the photo advice by the end of the week, and the physical licence well before I can get a PTA approved.
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