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Old 05-23-2018, 10:55 AM
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I submitted my RPAL/PAL renewal on February 15th. My licences have actually expired while waiting for the process to complete. I have called numerous times, sent them my range licence and it is still waiting to be processed.
You ask the person on the phone what the issue is and all you are told is that it is under review. What a complete joke of a system.
I have actually just emailed a complaint to my MP about this ridiculous process asking him what can be done to change the procedure. It probably wont make a difference but who knows.
I just had to vent.
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Old 05-23-2018, 10:58 AM
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I always apply to renew six months before my PAL expires. I have received my renewal in less than three weeks, and I have waited over five months.
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Old 05-23-2018, 10:59 AM
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It's pretty much thought that you should apply 6 months before expiry.
I've very seldom seen a renewal in less than 45-60 days.
I feel your pain, but you should have applied earlier.
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Old 05-23-2018, 11:04 AM
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online renewal?? did mine online and got it back in less then 3 weeks.
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Old 05-23-2018, 11:08 AM
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online renewal?? did mine online and got it back in less then 3 weeks.
Pretty simple process? Mine is up in November so I thought I should get started on it.

Google it? or do you by chance have a link you can provide?
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Old 05-23-2018, 12:12 PM
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Pretty simple process? Mine is up in November so I thought I should get started on it.

Google it? or do you by chance have a link you can provide?
Go to the Canadian Firearms Program website and click on where it says "Renew Online Now!"

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online renewal?? did mine online and got it back in less then 3 weeks.




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Old 05-23-2018, 01:12 PM
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My PAL had expired but I was within the 6 month grace period. Did the renewal online and had it back in less than 10 days.
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Old 05-23-2018, 01:13 PM
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Did my last renewal online. Had my new license in less than 2 weeks. I also applied for renewal about 6 months early. Frustrating waiting for them no doubt.


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Old 05-23-2018, 01:35 PM
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I submitted my RPAL/PAL renewal on February 15th. My licences have actually expired while waiting for the process to complete. I have called numerous times, sent them my range licence and it is still waiting to be processed.
You ask the person on the phone what the issue is and all you are told is that it is under review. What a complete joke of a system.
I have actually just emailed a complaint to my MP about this ridiculous process asking him what can be done to change the procedure. It probably wont make a difference but who knows.
I just had to vent.
Did you have to check any of the boxes in regards to your medical history?
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Old 05-23-2018, 02:11 PM
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Pretty simple process? Mine is up in November so I thought I should get started on it.

Google it? or do you by chance have a link you can provide?
yep take 10 min and for the picture part (do this first.. just take a picture of yourself with the phone with a white background then uploaded and send it off)
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Old 05-23-2018, 05:17 PM
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Mine expires in July, did it in April online, took a selfie against my light grey dining room wall. 2 weeks later it was here. I was shocked to say the least.


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Old 05-23-2018, 05:39 PM
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online renewal?? did mine online and got it back in less then 3 weeks.
X2. Just did mine beginning of March and had it in 2 1/2 weeks.
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Old 05-23-2018, 05:46 PM
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Applied on 5/13 and when I saw this thread I thought maybe I would check - status report says the licence has been processed and issued. Just waiting on the mail now I guess.
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:45 PM
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Same 3 weeks on line.
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Old 05-23-2018, 08:19 PM
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I was shocked how fast my online renewal was. 2 weeks from submission to getting it in the mail

OP sorry for your experience, hope yours gets straighten out.

For those renewing--- online is the way to go
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Old 05-23-2018, 08:24 PM
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Go to the Canadian Firearms Program website and click on where it says "Renew Online Now!"

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thank you. appreciate that.
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Old 05-24-2018, 11:33 AM
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Can one upgrade from a PAL to a RPAL during the renewal?n
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:46 PM
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congratulations, you are now a criminal, possessing firearms without a valid license

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Old 05-24-2018, 01:37 PM
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congratulations, you are now a criminal, possessing firearms without a valid license

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That is very incorrect sir.
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