A simple question, what do you think is an acceptable time period for a FAC renewal to take?
My license expired last week, prior to it expiring I duly sent in all the completed forms on the 22nd of July.
Its now almost two months since I sent in the forms. I called the department to be told my normal firearms officer retired earlier this year and he is not going to be replaced, his region is being picked up by other officers on a case by case basis.
I am not complaining, I have only had positive experiences when dealing with the department, however this seems a very long time to me. I have been informed that policy is; all renewals get a visit and I will not get my certificate back until after a visit, this seems reasonable, but adds time to the process.
foreseeable even if I get a phone call today, the appointment wont be booked until probably the week after next, they then have to post my certificates back (from experience this takes three to four of weeks). It could therefore be another 2 months before I receive my paperwork. this means a straight forward renewal will have taken 4 months.
So what do you chaps think, how long is reasonable?