How Long Did Your HQL Approval Take?

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  • 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
      958

    Mark75H

    MD Wear&Carry Instructor
    Industry Partner
    MDS Supporter
    Sep 25, 2011
    17,022
    Outside the Gates
    I have not seen anyone without extenuating circumstances take more than 3 weeks anytime recently
     

    Phoenix_1295

    Creature of Life and Fire
    MDS Supporter
    Oct 6, 2010
    1,588
    MD
    Is there any difference in time between one doing a full application to one doing post HGP application?
    Post-HGP applications have been approved within 24 hours.

    The nice part about post-HGP application, is it’s free.
     

    King of COD

    Active Member
    Jul 24, 2022
    117
    Baltimore
    I definitely broke the record for HQL wait time…applied 7/14 an been pending since 8/4 applied for an expungement which got denied cause of ineligible charges (unit rule) …had hearing today an it was GRANTED!! Now let’s see how long it takes now I’ve been waiting since 7/14
    Just attached compliance papers an was told “federal govt recently informed that Md expungements are no longer acceptable”
     

    jweb

    Member
    Oct 31, 2022
    5
    Forest Hill, MD
    I applied 12-30-2022, expecting a quick approval since I got my carry permit approved that same day. I'm still waiting on the HQL. Was hoping for a quick approval and a new handgun before I get surgery on my strong side shoulder on the 25th.
     

    Ellegon

    Ultimate Member
    Sep 15, 2012
    1,471
    Parkville
    I got my permit and applied right then. It was late at night. When I woke up it was in my inbox, about 10 hours. This was early Dec.
     

    Sundazes

    My brain hurts
    MDS Supporter
    Nov 13, 2006
    20,845
    Arkham
    Mine is up for renewal this year in Oct like everyone else who got them originally in 2013. Should be interesting.
     

    cobra

    Ultimate Member
    Feb 26, 2009
    2,030
    White Marsh
    Since I now have my approved wear and carry permit and want to apply for free HQL
    After much searching here “thought” I read you could use same live scan finger prints for Hql application opposed to getting separate set of prints put could not find post saying so.
    Some direction here would be helpful before I set off for new set of prints.
    Sorry I could’nt find info in a search
    Thanks
     

    Arcamm

    Ultimate Member
    MDS Supporter
    You don't need anything else if you have HGP. just log into the portal and click on the button for HQL. It takes you to HQL portal where you need to create a second account. (if you don't already have one). I can't remember what you select, but you just enter your HGP number and that's about it. It's Maryland, so then you just wait.

    That said, mine was approved today. I logged onto the portal, and I had a number. Later I received an email. 9 days.
     

    Old-School Mark

    My pronouns: Me, Myself and I.
    Jan 23, 2023
    355
    Silver Spring
    I did the fingerprinting and submitted the form online on 1/14. There has been no movement on the “checklist” as of today. All fields other than “Application/License Fee” are “Unchecked”.
     

    Phoenix_1295

    Creature of Life and Fire
    MDS Supporter
    Oct 6, 2010
    1,588
    MD
    Since I now have my approved wear and carry permit and want to apply for free HQL
    After much searching here “thought” I read you could use same live scan finger prints for Hql application opposed to getting separate set of prints put could not find post saying so.
    Some direction here would be helpful before I set off for new set of prints.
    Sorry I could’nt find info in a search
    Thanks
    Here is info to apply for HQL after HGP is approved.

     

    Old-School Mark

    My pronouns: Me, Myself and I.
    Jan 23, 2023
    355
    Silver Spring
    I did the fingerprinting and submitted the form online on 1/14. There has been no movement on the “checklist” as of today. All fields other than “Application/License Fee” are “Unchecked”.
    It arrived today. 12 calendar days. Not bad considering it was submitted on a Saturday and the following Monday was a federal holiday.
     

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