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#1 thomasbeaton

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 08:51 PM

hi i have jus sent away my first shotgun certificate but allrve shotguns on my grandpa's lisence. how long till i find out that i have been accepted?

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 08:52 PM

How long is a piece of string?

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 08:53 PM

How long is a piece of string?



true, but on average how long does the proces take?

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 08:54 PM

mine took 4 months from posting the forms to being told i had it. sped up by a few phonecalls!

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 08:54 PM

I have heard for strathclyde police force it is 6 weeks but could take up to 3 months

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 08:59 PM

I have heard for strathclyde police force it is 6 weeks but could take up to 3 months


thanks m8t il try and give strathclyed a phone call

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 09:04 PM

Mine arrived this morning - YAAAAYYYY!

Application submitted to West Mercia Constabulary mid November and visited mid December, ymmv. (No chasing involved.)

Good luck,

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 08:23 AM

Well done Pete, bet you are pleased!

Mine took about 3 months which seems about standard in the Thames Valley. As mentioned depends on your local force.

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 11:32 AM

shotgun certificate, how long?


I've just checked mine and it appears to 594mm long.

Hope this helps...

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 11:49 AM

hi i have jus sent away my first shotgun certificate but allrve shotguns on my grandpa's lisence. how long till i find out that i have been accepted?

thomas


dont hold your breath.

4 months so far for mine still had no call from feo.
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#11 fat_jay

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 07:49 PM

4 weeks for me from start to finish :blink:

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 05:56 PM

6 weeks for me

and then the same for a variation!!!

they do their best but it doesn't seem very good at times,
Airarms, 4 months!!!!!!!!! you have my sympathy and I know some places take even longer.

I've been bugging my local office today as my gun is in. Yesterday they said it "just needs a signature, should be done later today",called again to be told "by the morning", called at 1400today, to be told "manager in meeting", called at 1630 (latest to collect and go to shop), told "its being signed" (near top of pile of 50) I 'll come and collect it then', "oh no it has to be checked, so tomorrow"

I would have thought it should have been checked, before it went for and before it was signed, not after but hey.

I really think we deserve a better service, countrywidr, maybe the new computer system will improve things, once it has caught up with the back log.

It seems the more rural forces are usually the quickist
Good luck and take up another hobby in the meantime it helps the time go faster.
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#13 thomasbeaton

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 06:02 PM

6 weeks for me

and then the same for a variation!!!

they do their best but it doesn't seem very good at times,
Airarms, 4 months!!!!!!!!! you have my sympathy and I know some places take even longer.

I've been bugging my local office today as my gun is in. Yesterday they said it "just needs a signature, should be done later today",called again to be told "by the morning", called at 1400today, to be told "manager in meeting", called at 1630 (latest to collect and go to shop), told "its being signed" (near top of pile of 50) I 'll come and collect it then', "oh no it has to be checked, so tomorrow"

I would have thought it should have been checked, before it went for and before it was signed, not after but hey.

I really think we deserve a better service, countrywidr, maybe the new computer system will improve things, once it has caught up with the back log.

It seems the more rural forces are usually the quickist
Good luck and take up another hobby in the meantime it helps the time go faster.



thanks

thomas
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 06:07 PM

I have heard anything from 1 week to 9 months!

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 02:17 PM

just had a phone call about my application and because i downloaded the forms they have not put the counter signeture form and they will send the form to me, aso iv got to hand in another two photo's to make four photos

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 02:47 PM

mine took 4 months from posting the forms to being told i had it. sped up by a few phonecalls!


Whatever you do dont chase the poilice via phonecalls. The assistant at my local guns hop knows the Chief Officer of the West Yorkshire police who issues the certificates. The Chief officer mentioned that if smeone rings chasing their application....they simply pick it up and put it to the bottom of the pile!

Dont take the risk, just wait it out.

Mine took only 3 months from sending my application to receiving my certificate!

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 06:32 PM

mine took 4 months from posting the forms to being told i had it. sped up by a few phonecalls!


Whatever you do dont chase the poilice via phonecalls. The assistant at my local guns hop knows the Chief Officer of the West Yorkshire police who issues the certificates. The Chief officer mentioned that if smeone rings chasing their application....they simply pick it up and put it to the bottom of the pile!

Dont take the risk, just wait it out.

Mine took only 3 months from sending my application to receiving my certificate!



kool thanks for the addvice
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#18 lowlander

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 07:15 PM

its been ten weeks today since i apllied for mine and still nothing, but i was told twelve weeks from start to finish.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 11:44 PM

Look bugging them every day is not a good idea,

but there are not doing us favours! its their job tp process the information!!!!

we are paying for a service

Mr U

if they give you a timeline and then go past it, I see no reason why you cannot 'very politely' enquire why, they have broke their deadline.

Most of them are office workers that are just processing information, it could be council tax or the dvla, they just have data to process, it makes no difference to them.

I see no reason why it should take 3 months!
I would have thought a month would be more than ample time from start to finish incl. all interviews etc. it has to be accurate but it isn't that complicated.

Just my humble opinion and my sympathy goes out to those who have to wait months :lol:

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 08:41 PM

just had a phone call about my application and because i downloaded the forms they have not put the counter signeture form and they will send the form to me, aso iv got to hand in another two photo's to make four photos

thomas


Did you not read the notes before you sent the application off? You don't want to be giving the police excuses now.

Are you saying that there online copy of the form 103 is incomplete?

mr_colt.




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