Sent my application in on Jun 3. My check was cashed on 6/23.
Still waiting and the anticipation killing me!
In a recent email and subsequent phone conversation with a supervisor at DOACS, I learned that at present it is taking on average 45 days for them to just enter your data into the system.
It seems that there is such an influx of new applications based on the fear of what November will bring, that they are terribly overloaded.
Right now you can expect approximately an 8 week wait, even with digital prints.
Seven weeks so far and still waiting!
There is a number on the DOACS website that you can call to check the status of your application. As long as it is past 45 days that is. Since you have waited 7 weeks, you could call and then will tell you if your application is still in que, has been worked, or is on its way.
So I called them today and they have not even begun to process either apps (my wife and I)
I mailed it in July and the checks cashed on Aug. 5th....
The lady said maybe another month which is way off the mark.
I guess if any of you recently sent in the your app, you'll be waiting a while.:cray:
I called again today just to see if they had begun processing yet...no such luck. Now at 10 weeks since mailed.
Are the long wait times due to people being in fear of Obama or is it that there are fewer people handling this stuff? Either way, I would agree these wait times are incredibly lengthy.
My wife is at 11 weeks as of this past Thursday. She called on Friday and they still said she was in que.
They insisted that they have 90 days in which to make a determination from the date they receive the application. My wife's was received by them on July 7, so they officially have 2 weeks.
It would seem that maybe it is a good sign that Florida may not be too keen on Obama with so many applications going in at this time. I have never seen it take this long to issue.
Not saying that this pertains to your wife, but there is one other thing to consider regarding delayed applications:
It's very important the applicants fill out their applications properly and provide the proper documents. There's a lot of things that can be done incorrectly and it can take months before an applicant is notified of such errors. I have read about quite a few who were waiting patiently for their permits to arrive, only to find out that that they forgot to provide some information or that something was not filled out correctly.