How Long Did Your HQL Approval Take?

The #1 community for Gun Owners of the Northeast

Member Benefits:

  • No ad networks!
  • Discuss all aspects of firearm ownership
  • Discuss anti-gun legislation
  • Buy, sell, and trade in the classified section
  • Chat with Local gun shops, ranges, trainers & other businesses
  • Discover free outdoor shooting areas
  • View up to date on firearm-related events
  • Share photos & video with other members
  • ...and so much more!
  • How Long Did It Take TO Get Your HQL Approval?

    • < 1 Day

      Votes: 70 7.3%
    • 2 Days

      Votes: 60 6.3%
    • 3 Days

      Votes: 44 4.6%
    • 4 Days

      Votes: 22 2.3%
    • 5 Days

      Votes: 31 3.2%
    • 6 Days

      Votes: 18 1.9%
    • 7 Days

      Votes: 47 4.9%
    • 8 Days

      Votes: 21 2.2%
    • 9 Days

      Votes: 30 3.1%
    • 10+ Days

      Votes: 611 63.8%
    • Denied HQL

      Votes: 8 0.8%

    • Total voters


    Ultimate Member
    Apr 5, 2013
    Montgomery County, MD
    I was hoping to make my 50th post the announcement that my HQL had been made active, but that seems to be moving through the system slower than some others. My wife got her approval in less that 24 hours. I am now coming up on 48 hours and still waiting for the MVA and DHMH. Made me wonder how long it is taking everybody to get there HQLs.

    Hopefully this will work as it is my first attempt to post a poll.

    Last edited:


    Ultimate Member
    Apr 5, 2013
    Montgomery County, MD
    Well, it looks like my HQL finally went Active this morning. Total cost was $110.00 as we paid $60.00 for the prints. Not really too long a process only taking less than 58 hours from application to approval, not counting time to get printed. It sure seemed a lot longer, especially the 34 hours waiting AFTER my wife got her's. :rolleyes:

    Good luck with your application, should you choose to make it.


    P.S. If anyone knows how to edit my poll entry, let me know and I will add myself at 3 Days. Otherwise, I will not be in the poll.


    Active Member
    Dec 10, 2011

    Approved In Less than 24 hrs applied 10 /15/13 about 5:30 By 2:30 Next day was approved Had # Received 10/24 13 In Hand


    May 11, 2009
    HQL received

    Applied afternoon of October 7th. Approved October 10th. Received HQL in the mail on October 24th.


    Ultimate Member
    Jun 13, 2009
    Has anybody used slightly older LiveScan prints. I did Livescan on September 9 for an NFA item and was wondering whether or not I REALLY have to have them done within 72 hrs of submitting paperwork for HQL?


    Ultimate Member
    Apr 5, 2013
    Montgomery County, MD
    Someone in another thread said that they used some prints that were, IIRC, a couple of months old. I think the 72 hour rule is to "Guarantee" that the prints are in the system as there is a limit on how long they are "required" to hold them in the system. In practice, they are probably in there for ever.

    See if you can locate that thread (I am still learning how to do the searches on here) and maybe you can PM the guy for info.


    Forum statistics

    Latest member

    Latest threads

    Top Bottom