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    Shooter

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    Why apply for LTCH online?

    According to the info on the State Police website there are several counties that allow you to utilize online application for a LTCH. After reading the particulars in the application, it's clear that you need to make a follow up trip to the local law enforcement office to complete the application. I assume when you go to that facility, that the usual fingerprinting and so forth will take place. Other than possibly the fact that the processing facility may be able to pick up a pre filled out form off the state police data base, what is the advantage of applying online?

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    I just recently applied online. There is a huge advantage to applying online! The process goes as follows.
    1. Fill out your application online and pay you state fee of $75 for lifetime +$10.95 extra for online fee (definately worth the extra money).
    2. Schedule an appointment with an L1 fingerprint site.
    3. Go to your appointment and get fingerprinted.
    4. Take the confirmation sheet that L1 gives you to your local PD station to pay your local fee.
    -As for your question of what happens at the local PD. It seems like it depends on what your local PD makes you do. I myself didn't have to do fingerprints at Highland's Police Department. All I had to do was go over my online app to make sure all my info was correct and gave them their $50 for local fee. Then they took me downstairs to take pictures for their records. And then I had to have a quick 2minute interview with chief of police and all he asks is "Why do you want your LTCH". Thats it. I got my permit within a weeks time! It's definately worth applying online.

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    My handwriting is terrible. I would've had wrist cramps by the time I filled out the LTCH app legibly. Online app took care of that.

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    Plinker

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    That's interesting you had to have an interview w/the Chief of Police -- several years ago they used to make you write a brief description on the back as to why you wanted the License - but where I go (or used to go since I have a lifetime) doesn't even require that. Only fill out the form - pay the fee - and get your license (assuming you're legal!)!

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    what is the advantage of applying online?
    3 to 5 days turnaround with the online app as opposed to 6 weeks or more with the hand written and ink fingerprints app.


    and about that finger printing...

    More than one person on this board and even some friends of mine went to their L1 appointment, got fingerprinted, then when they went to the local PD they got finger printed again.
    The L1 electronic prints are all you need.
    If they print you at the local PD it's because the officer you are dealing with does not know how the online works yet.
    Don't make a scene. Just remember it's not necessary.
    If they print you again I am not even sure you need to send it in with your app.
    Shop smart. Shop S-Mart.

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    Shooter

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    I was renewing the permit again this time. It took 2 months to get an appt. at the Hammond police dept.. I've been printed every time I appy (4 times) in Hammond, and once in Merrillville. On applying for the first permit, the police chief gave us a talk which included coming to an officers aid if necessary. What is L1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    I was renewing the permit again this time. It took 2 months to get an appt. at the Hammond police dept.. I've been printed every time I appy (4 times) in Hammond, and once in Merrillville. On applying for the first permit, the police chief gave us a talk which included coming to an officers aid if necessary. What is L1?
    L-1 is a private service contracted by the state to do the electronic prints. You can find their main site at Home - L-1 Identity Solutions

    and Indiana locations at L-1 Identity Solutions, Enrollment Services Division

    Also...

    Merrillville Merrillville, IN. (25 W 80th Place) M 9:30-4, W 10:00-2:00, T & Th 11:00-3:00 & Sat 10:00-12:00

    Hammond Hammond , IN. (200 E. Russell St, Suite 110) T & Th 9-4

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    At least in Indianapolis, L1 and the on-line application are 2 seperate things.

    It was stated in the Marion County info that the application had to be typed. So, 2 chioces, go get the forn and take it someplace to be typed or filling in the on-line application. When I went to the Cict County building and told them that I'd done the online app, they printed it and gave it to me while I was fillign out the fingerprint form. Which is my next point, do the L1 if you can! I can't believe some of you are saying a week or less. Had I known that ahead of time, I'd not be at 5 weeks and still waiting...

    ABC

    PS - for Hornet - When I had mine done, there was someone there that had done the L1 option. They only printed something like the thumb and forefinger on them, not the full card. Something about different set of paperwork. Just thought I'd throw that out.
    Last edited by ABCIndy; 03-09-2010 at 16:18. Reason: additional info

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    When you finish your online app.

    Application for Handgun License

    then hit continue. there will be a very small blue click here to schedule your fingerprint appointment.
    When you clickon that you will be taken to the L1 page.

    You DO NOT have to register to set up an appointment or pay your fees.
    Click the place where it says guest or not registered (sorry, I forgot the exact wording.)
    Then you go where it says on the appointment time you pick and they electronically fingerprint you.
    Shop smart. Shop S-Mart.

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    PS - for Hornet - When I had mine done, there was someone there that had done the L1 option. They only printed something like the thumb and forefinger on them, not the full card. Something about different set of paperwork. Just thought I'd throw that out.
    Yeah, a lot of people are getting printed again.
    I didn't and others did.
    Same Lawrence county Sheriffs office.
    I am positive that the state police only need the digital set.
    I just didn't want people to get shook up when the local PD prints you again.

    Last edited by Hornett; 03-10-2010 at 10:36.
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