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Thread: PAL Wait Time

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegazelle View Post
    Well, good news to report...I guess it doesn't hurt to check 7-8 times a day on the IWS website...

    I was on my 5th check of IWS this morning, and finally...a change in status!!!

    PROVINCE: ONTARIO
    APPLICATION TYPE: Restricted endorsement upgrade (original PAL issued almost 20 years ago)
    APPLICATION RECEIVED VIA FEDEX TRACKING NUMBER: September 21, 2022
    DATE OF CHANGE IN IWS STATUS: November 8, 2022
    DATE IWS SHOWS AS APPLICATION RECEIVED: September 21, 2022 (so they do backdate it to when they actually received it)
    CURRENT STATUS: Initial Review Completed (on November 8, 2022)
    CREDIT CARD CHARGED (RCMP-CFP GRC-PCAF): November 8, 2022
    About time! We got here around a week apart so I'll be interested to see what's next

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    New dude here.
    So I took the advice of @Extreme22 on page 567 of this thread and called 1-800-731-4000 x 9026 for Alberta. I had previously sent an email to which I received no response. Then I dialed the magic number only to find they are only answering between 9 am and 4 pm hit and miss. This morning I called at 9 on the nose and waited about 5 minutes for Nancy to answer. I told her about my dilemma... Sent the paper work on April 29th, they received it on May 6th, rang up the CC in June sometime and the wait started. After 6 months I got on this site and joined in on the misery. Once Nancy heard my plea she put me on hold for a couple minutes and then returned to inform me that my application was now approved. Yee Haaa. My PAL is in the mail.
    So, almost 7 months total if it comes in 2 weeks. Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stand Up View Post
    New dude here.
    So I took the advice of @Extreme22 on page 567 of this thread and called 1-800-731-4000 x 9026 for Alberta. I had previously sent an email to which I received no response. Then I dialed the magic number only to find they are only answering between 9 am and 4 pm hit and miss. This morning I called at 9 on the nose and waited about 5 minutes for Nancy to answer. I told her about my dilemma... Sent the paper work on April 29th, they received it on May 6th, rang up the CC in June sometime and the wait started. After 6 months I got on this site and joined in on the misery. Once Nancy heard my plea she put me on hold for a couple minutes and then returned to inform me that my application was now approved. Yee Haaa. My PAL is in the mail.
    So, almost 7 months total if it comes in 2 weeks. Nice.
    It seems like this is a similar refrain for many who are waiting an inordinate amount of time, only to call and then somehow it mysteriously gets approved. Did you find out why there was such a long wait between CC charge and CFO approval?

    There are some on this thread who get the approval within a week of their credit card being charged. And it doesn't seem like it's region specific, so just trying to gauge any discernable patterns here...
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    So it looks like I have a very long wait time then if my application was just delivered to rcmp on Oct 28th

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    I have a feeling I'll die of old age before I get mine. Two months and still no word. BC.

    More than a bit P.O.
    Olympic shooters can buy and sell handguns but the rest of us cannot. So they're pure as the driven snow and the rest of the handgun shooters in Canada are murderers?

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    I didn't ask why it was taking so long. I was just happy to hear the good news.

    It has to do with all the applications that suddenly came in over the last 2 years and the situation has overwhelmed them. It's the government and they don't adapt well due to budget restraints and the like. JMO

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    everytime i call the 1-800 number and put in extension 7053 (for ontario) nobody picks up the line actually hangs up. Anyone have a clue what i should do?
    application recieved in June 2
    CC charded in Aug 22
    its been in the review for 3 months after CC was charged.

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    OMG i sent in an email to the CFO ontario which is CFOON@cfp-pcaf.ca on Monday November 7. They just emailed me back saying it has been approved i should get my card in the mail in 10 business days.

    EMAIL THE CFO IF YOU CANT GET THROUGH THEM BY PHONE, THEY APPROVED ME IN TWO DAYS.

    CHEERS,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brodie1990 View Post
    OMG i sent in an email to the CFO ontario which is CFOON@cfp-pcaf.ca on Monday November 7. They just emailed me back saying it has been approved i should get my card in the mail in 10 business days.

    EMAIL THE CFO IF YOU CANT GET THROUGH THEM BY PHONE, THEY APPROVED ME IN TWO DAYS.

    CHEERS,
    Glad that got sorted out, I'm hoping mine doesn't take that long on the final stage, but I guess I'll prepare to email if nothing changes this month

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brodie1990 View Post
    OMG i sent in an email to the CFO ontario which is CFOON@cfp-pcaf.ca on Monday November 7. They just emailed me back saying it has been approved i should get my card in the mail in 10 business days.

    EMAIL THE CFO IF YOU CANT GET THROUGH THEM BY PHONE, THEY APPROVED ME IN TWO DAYS.

    CHEERS,
    Who replied to your email? mine came from Kam.

    I emailed the CFO Ontario on October 12, received a reply on October 19.

    "Thank you for your email.

    Your application has been forwarded to us at the Chief Firearms Office for standard review. At this time, we are not able to provide a date of completion. Please expect a 9-month delay from the time the application was received to the Canadian Firearms Program June 30, 2022.


    Chief Firearms Office of Ontario | Bureau du contrôleur des armes ŕ feu de l’Ontario

    50 Andrew Street South, Suite 201 | 50, rue Andrew sud, suite 201
    Orillia ON L3V 7T5
    1-800-731-4000, ext 7503

    /kam"
    Last edited by Markusdb; 11-09-2022 at 04:00 PM.

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