Go Back   Maryland Shooters > Topics of Interest > Training and Safety
Don't Have An Account? Register Here

Join MD Shooters

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old October 10th, 2018, 06:54 PM #1
elec-engr elec-engr is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Howard County
Posts: 3
elec-engr elec-engr is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Howard County
Posts: 3
How long does HQL approval usually take?

I got fingerprinted yesterday afternoon, filled out my on-line HQL application (training exempt because I already own an old legal handgun) and submitted it yesterday evening. I checked earlier today and it is showing as "Active", with a license number "HQL-2018-xxxxxx", certification date of today, and expiration date in 10 years. Also says a physical ID card will be mailed.

Is this real? Approval in less than one day?

Cheers,
elec-engr

p.s. I'm a new member, this is my first post, so please be kind
elec-engr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 10th, 2018, 07:51 PM #2
DC-W's Avatar
DC-W DC-W is offline
༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 21,155
DC-W DC-W is offline
༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
DC-W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 21,155
Statute gives the MSP 30 days to have the card back to you supposing your record and application are good to go.

Generally, most people get theirs in 2-3 weeks, depending on how busy MSP is. Could be more or less the same for you.

PS: Go ahead and introduce yourself here and welcome.
https://www.mdshooters.com/forumdisplay.php?f=119
DC-W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 10th, 2018, 08:57 PM #3
elec-engr elec-engr is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Howard County
Posts: 3
elec-engr elec-engr is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Howard County
Posts: 3
DC-W, thanks for the info. I just didn't expect to go from Pending to Active in less than 24 hours. I guess we'll see how long it takes to get the ID card.

Also did an intro of myself, thanks for the tip.
elec-engr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 10th, 2018, 09:27 PM #4
IX-3's Avatar
IX-3 IX-3 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Eastern Maryland
Posts: 177
IX-3 IX-3 is offline
Member
IX-3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Eastern Maryland
Posts: 177
Quote:
Originally Posted by elec-engr View Post
DC-W, thanks for the info. I just didn't expect to go from Pending to Active in less than 24 hours. I guess we'll see how long it takes to get the ID card.

Also did an intro of myself, thanks for the tip.
They mail out the cards on Fridays so you should have it in hand early next week.
__________________
HQL Holder
Designated Collector
NRA Member
MSI Member
GSSF Member
IX-3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 11th, 2018, 08:51 AM #5
Gorba's Avatar
Gorba Gorba is offline
Deplorable Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Annapolis
Posts: 134
Gorba Gorba is offline
Deplorable Member
Gorba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Annapolis
Posts: 134
I was approved in two days and received the card in the mail on the tenth day after submitting the application.
Gorba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 11th, 2018, 10:23 AM #6
elec-engr elec-engr is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Howard County
Posts: 3
elec-engr elec-engr is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Howard County
Posts: 3
OK, just figured out that there is a great search function on this forum and that there are a wealth of posts answering my original question. Turns out one day approval is not unusual, but I still have to wait until they mail me the license.

So thanks for everyone who responded, and my apologies for not doing the search sooner.

elec-engr
elec-engr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28th, 2019, 02:18 PM #7
Baskibicki2 Baskibicki2 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 1
Baskibicki2 Baskibicki2 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 1
I submitted mine 3 days ago and there is zero progress on the website. Guess some people are luckier than others
Baskibicki2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 30th, 2019, 09:31 PM #8
Firstwarrior's Avatar
Firstwarrior Firstwarrior is offline
First Warrior Apparel
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 6
Firstwarrior Firstwarrior is offline
First Warrior Apparel
Firstwarrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 6
Yeah. I submitted on Aug 16, they didn’t approve till the 26, and still no card. So annoying. My gun has been waiting at the shop for over a week, I guess I won’t get the card till next Tuesday which means I won’t get the gun till the following Tuesday. So over a month wait. Lol. I am LITERALLY waiting for my background check to clear, so they can make me wait another week to do another one. Lol.
Firstwarrior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 30th, 2019, 09:44 PM #9
IX-3's Avatar
IX-3 IX-3 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Eastern Maryland
Posts: 177
IX-3 IX-3 is offline
Member
IX-3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Eastern Maryland
Posts: 177
Quote:
Originally Posted by Firstwarrior View Post
Yeah. I submitted on Aug 16, they didn’t approve till the 26, and still no card. So annoying. My gun has been waiting at the shop for over a week, I guess I won’t get the card till next Tuesday which means I won’t get the gun till the following Tuesday. So over a month wait. Lol. I am LITERALLY waiting for my background check to clear, so they can make me wait another week to do another one. Lol.
They mail the cards out on Fridays.
__________________
HQL Holder
Designated Collector
NRA Member
MSI Member
GSSF Member
IX-3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 31st, 2019, 09:39 AM #10
JohnC JohnC is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 13
JohnC JohnC is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 13
I submitted my paperwork on Aug 11th, received card in mail on Aug 22nd. Was worrying it would take the full 30 days but was pleasantly surprised. I got a letter in the mail Aug 13th about a background check and that was it. Just a note, the HQL portal didn't update anything until it was set as status active. I wouldn't use that as a indicator of what's happening
JohnC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Home Page > Forum List > Topics of Interest > Training and Safety


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2019, Congregate Media, LP Privacy Policy Terms of Service