Ill try to keep this short as it is only a quick word of caution, i sent my certificate in to North Wales Police for a variation 2 weeks ago. Only a simple one for one .308 for a 6.5 so i thought i would give them a quick ring to a: see if it had got there ok, but b: to see if they had made any progress.
Anyway, the response was, "oh well we haven't received anything" **** thinks I its lost.
well as I now send everything to the firearms dept signed for i checked and sure enough it had been received and signed for!
So a quick phone call back, and sure enough, they had found it in a tray somewhere.
Now I'm not angry or trying to stir anything up (although i do feel that a one for one of this nature could reasonably be turned round in 2 weeks) but this is the second time I have had this happen. The other time was with my renewal!
I'm not surprised that they get behind if applications sit unacknowledged in their office for 2 weeks! How long would it have sat there had i not phoned?
Anyway the take home message is, sending it signed for is £1.42 well spent as had i not done so then I would have had to accept that they hadn't received it!