How long did your LTC-A take in your town???

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I called last week and they said it was “pending printing” and then I called again yesterday and they said that it was “activated on 4/18” so I called my PD and the licensing officer said it arrived yesterday and he activated it (whatever that means) and that I could come down and grab it.
The LO needs to activate it which is separate from the activation from the FRB. You can’t have it issued to you from the PD until he activates it. I’m sure if that’s incorrect I’ll be corrected.
 

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I sent an Email to Michaela asking for an updated chart or an explanation of "activated". Will post as a reply to my thread in my forum when I hear back. Fair warning, it sometimes takes weeks to hear back from her.
 
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I called last week and they said it was “pending printing” and then I called again yesterday and they said that it was “activated on 4/18” so I called my PD and the licensing officer said it arrived yesterday and he activated it (whatever that means) and that I could come down and grab it.
I think that this might be the answer for my question. if they said pending printing then after the second call they said activated then it means that they print the license before activating it.
 

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I think that this might be the answer for my question. if they said pending printing then after the second call they said activated then it means that they print the license before activating it.
Correct when I called a week after the first call it was already printed and mailed to my police dept.
 

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I sent an Email to Michaela asking for an updated chart or an explanation of "activated". Will post as a reply to my thread in my forum when I hear back. Fair warning, it sometimes takes weeks to hear back from her.
I received updated info from Michaela and posted it in the abovementioned thread in my forum.
 

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Fairhaven, called FRB Hotline weekly for update.
2/23 drop off application
3/4 call for fingerprints
3/6 fingerprints and photo
4/12 "sent to state"
4/26 "Mailed to Fairhaven PD"
4/29 called for pick up

54 days from appointment. i dont think it was an unreasonable process at all for me.
 
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Fall River...Applied for LTC A Unrestricted 12-12-17, in person. Called DCJIS in January, it was pending review. Called again first week of April and was informed it was activated and had been mailed to FRPD. Called FRPD and left 2 messages as to whether License would be mailed to me or if I should pick it up....no response. April 12th I went to the station during application hours and asked in person what to do. I was told as soon as they recieved it, it would be mailed to me. Found it in my mail box today April 23rd.
132 days.
Thank you for the post, I submitted my info and got prints done April 10. I called today and they said its still pending with the Fall river PD.
 
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@gforce202 - Wait-time for non-resident ALP Class A. This won't be good news. FRB received my application Aug27, 2017. After twice rescheduling the interview - after having been told I wouldn't need one - first rescheduled because of Wx and driving conditions, IIRC, the other because of serious illness in family. On Mar15, 2018 I sat for my interview. Interview lasted about 50' Really nice person; entirely non-confrontational, but thorough. At the close, he advised me that "everything looked good," but it would take 8-10 weeks for the AFIS prints to be processed and his Supervisor to review all the materials and then make a decision as to "no restrictions" or "with restrictions." He went on to say that if I hadn't "heard anything" by week 10, to place a call. So, for me, I should have my LTC, non resident, in one form or another, by end of May. Let's see... figures out to be 9 months. :) :) HTH TB605
 
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Soupdad22, WOW!! I could only hope to have had that turnaround time. Glad it worked so well for you....:)
Thanks,
The licensing officer in Taunton is pretty cool.
I went in for my picture and prints, made a joke about the “customers” in the lobby at the station, he laughed and I was out of there in 5 minutes. He said I should have it in 6 weeks but got it in just over 4.
 
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My PA LTCF when I renewed it 3.5 years ago - it's for five years - took about 10 minutes. I sure can't figure out what takes the 8-10 weeks. but, can't be helped.

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Malden, MA: First time applicant in Mass (permanent resident)
Went down to the police station to drop off the app and did fingerprints and took a picture: 1/31/2018
LTC-A unrestricted arrived in my mailbox: 2/27/2018
Not even 30 days, not bad at all Malden.
I hope to get results anything close this this, congrats! I submitted everything plus prints/photo April 10, hoping for at least the end of July ?
 
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Thank you for the post, I submitted my info and got prints done April 10. I called today and they said its still pending with the Fall river PD.
I suggest going straight to FRPD when calling DCJIS and they reply that it is activated. You will very likely shave a few weeks off recieving it. It's too bad towns/cities are of varying degrees of efficiency. If I was anymore downtrodden by govt bureaucracy, I'd say "At least I was allowed to exercise my right."
 
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Located in Rockport, had an appointment to submit the application on March 12th, did the online finger print routine which was supposed to upload the prints directly to the State Police. At the time I provided a resume, DD214, two letters of reference and recommendation. Tomorrow will mark the 57th day since the process began and I have not heard a thing.

I recall the Sergeant who processed the form, prints, interview and such say that it would be anywhere from two weeks to two months.

Go figure, I am a veteran and have lived in many places. Now I am a retired CPA. Never been charged or arrested for anything and haven't had a speeding ticket since 1968--and I deserved that one, even if it was 50 years ago. My father agreed and let me pay for the ticket with my meager earnings from a paper route! And, we got'r'dun but it took a little while.

I don't see any point in going up the police station and trying to find out what's going on with the application when it seems pretty clear that nothing is going on with it! However, they wasted no time in processing the application fee of $100!

UPDATE 5/11/2018

Called DCJIS this afternoon and was informed that the application had been approved as of May 4, 2018. The LTC is awaiting activation with the Rockport PD so maybe next week I'll have a chance to set up a PW and carry away an active Class A LTC. Sixty one days and counting.
 
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Weston (Renewal)

1/5 Called to schedule appointment, License expires(d) on 4/9. "Call back in March, appointments are available almost daily, and renewals are only a few weeks."
3/7 Appointment
4/18 Called FRB. "License has been issued" (4/17 date on License)
4/26 Called Station, was told it was available for pickup at front desk.
4/27 "Your license is not here. Call back on Monday to talk to Licensing Officer"
4/29 "Whoops. Sorry, forgot to bring it to the front desk." License picked up
(53 Days)
 
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Is this thread dead??? Lol[/QUOTE said:
Not quite as dead as submitting an application and wondering what happens over the next 60 - 75 days.

My application was approved by DCJIS on May 4th and all I'm hearing is nothing. 65 days and counting. Sheesh, my memory is Basic Training didn't take this long and we got to use a wide variety of specialized ASSAULT hardware.;)

Good luck with yours, keep us posted as the process progresses.
 
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Interviewed in Wilmington on April 4th, call the hotline to check, said they were mass printing all on May 25th. Don't know how long WPD will hold it before they call me.
That is good to know, I was planning on calling by the end of the month to check status.
 
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DB77, thank you for that info. While I'm non-resident applicant, the 25th works out precisely to be 10 weeks from the day I had my FRB interview and in which I was told "8 - 10 weeks." So..... hopefully, my ALP Class A will be in that group. I'll call on Monday to see if I can learn anything and post here.
 
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I replied in the Boston thread but the info might be good here as well:

Renewal in Boston from a green town on the redline south of Boston.

  • 1st week in Feb, called for a renewal appt.
  • Week of 20 March- Interview
    • Licensing officer was very professional and personable.
    • I wrote down something on the lines of: I wish to continue to carry unrestricted within the commonwealth as I have for the past x years.
  • Refresher live fire the weekend before at Boston Firearms
    • Recommend it if you haven't shot a revolver in a whole. Was good to do a practice shoot to get the cobwebs out.
  • Week of 27th of March - Moon Island (COLD that morning)
    • Range officer was professional and a little funny. After the qual, he noted that after the first shot, he was mainly looking for safety on the line. Yes, he needs to count the scores but looking at safely handling of firearms during the exercise.
  • Week of 18 May - LTC-A mailed to the condo
    • Restrictions: None. I am not a Dr, Atty, or other "special" person. I am a veteran but I think the fact that I have a squeaky clean background and safe carrying history within the Commonwealth may have something to do with not getting downgraded?
 
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