as a heads up, if you are a vet, and applying and claiming the exemption for the processing fee at DPS, include a copy of your LES or Orders with your application, this will prevent a delay in the process. I included a copy of my ID card, but that was not good enough. The class didn't mention anything about it. Who knows when mine will be complete. just more rules
My application was received in Austin on March 30. Returned for finger prints (actually, when they were taken I had my doubts), new digital prints received in Austin on June 6. Online status still says "Processing Application". April, May, June, July, August and now midway through September. Who knows, maybe I will set a new record for the longest wait for a CHL in Texas. The TWIC card from Homeland Security only took 3 weeks!!! Well,,, the wait continues in Harris County, Tx.
I sent everything in 4/1/2011 and as of today it still says something about waiting for background check :-/ My son sent his in a couple weeks after me and he has already recieved his chl, I think maybe its faster for him because he already had a military security clearance IDK.