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Still waiting for the PTA (online) after a week. Normal?

Post by thunderbird » 30 Jan 2019, 4:33 pm

Submitted the PTA online on 24 Jan, status is still being processed. Just wonder how long does it take normally? It is not my first PTA (got a 9mm pistol a few years ago). I thought it should be no delay (no 28 days cooling off) for the non-first PTA? Or it needs 28 days because I am getting a rim fire pistol this time? Or simply just because police is slow? :lol:
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Post by deye243 » 30 Jan 2019, 10:59 pm

thunderbird wrote:Submitted the PTA online on 24 Jan, status is still being processed. Just wonder how long does it take normally? It is not my first PTA (got a 9mm pistol a few years ago). I thought it should be no delay (no 28 days cooling off) for the non-first PTA? Or it needs 28 days because I am getting a rim fire pistol this time? Or simply just because police is slow? :lol:


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Post by TassieTiger » 31 Jan 2019, 8:37 am

Your having a laugh, yeah ? Add in Aust day and a day to recover from that (if they did not actually extend the weekend a couple of days with "owed time" + the dead brain cells that now impede the office staff from the obligatory Aust day celebrations - hell - you might as well have put it in yesterday....
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Re: Still waiting for the PTA (online) after a week. Normal?

Post by thunderbird » 12 Feb 2019, 10:11 am

Updates: after 3 weeks, the PTA application is still in process...OMG. Call the firearm registry and be told due to the work load, just wait......:-(
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Post by rookie » 13 Feb 2019, 8:37 am

thunderbird wrote:Updates: after 3 weeks, the PTA application is still in process...OMG. Call the firearm registry and be told due to the work load, just wait......:-(


I put in my first PTA's (NSW ) 3 days after you thunderbird and still have a week and a half cooling off - let us know how your situation progresses.

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Post by Diddums » 13 Feb 2019, 9:47 am

The FAR is a joke.
My first lot of PTA's were bang on the 28 day waiting period till issued, but the in took 4 weeks for them to turn up in the mail.

I'm waiting for another one now. I applied and it was issued in a few days but now it's been 2 and a half weeks since issue and it still hasn't shown up in the mail box yet.
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Post by thunderbird » 17 Feb 2019, 7:27 pm

Finally the PTA is issued, but not sure how long it is gonna take to show up in the mail box.
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Post by Chappo » 17 Feb 2019, 7:49 pm

Hey t-bird
I put one in for a cat a on Friday late at night (the 8th) and had it in the mail on Friday the 15th a week later.
I’m also in NSW and talking with other blokes this seems to be the norm at the moment.
Dunno what happened with yours :unknown:
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Post by thunderbird » 18 Feb 2019, 2:42 pm

Thanks Chappo. My one is cat H. Maybe that is the reason?
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Post by zhuk » 19 Feb 2019, 5:16 am

My last longarm PTA was one week from lodgement to receipt, handgun took 6 weeks (both online)

So a definite difference.
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Post by thunderbird » 24 Feb 2019, 5:41 pm

Update: The PTA arrived on Friday (22 Feb) - one week after being issued.
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Post by Diddums » 25 Feb 2019, 2:39 pm

Lucky for you,
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Post by pomemax » 15 Apr 2019, 1:07 pm

PTA lodged on the 7/4
PTA on their web site status issued on the 9/4
PTA in my hand 15/4
Next we need to start lobbying for the return of PTA by email do away with Snail mail would be cheaper for them too
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Post by Archie » 15 Apr 2019, 3:25 pm

I believe they do them in batches. Wait till they've got a stack and run them through the system. Then when they have a stack of approvals they print a bunch and get the mail away. I've had them turn up in a week, and then in a month.
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