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    Hello, I will be moving to PA next month and was wondering how long I would have to wait after I switch my driver license to my new address in PA to purchase a handgun and or a rifle? My move in date is June 1st and I plan on going to DMV on June 3rd or the 4th. I would also like to apply for a concealed carry permit, how long would I need to wait for that process?
    I'm currently living in NJ and do not have a FID card for NJ, if that even matters. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badbul View Post
    Hello, I will be moving to PA next month and was wondering how long I would have to wait after I switch my driver license to my new address in PA to purchase a handgun and or a rifle? My move in date is June 1st and I plan on going to DMV on June 3rd or the 4th. I would also like to apply for a concealed carry permit, how long would I need to wait for that process?
    I'm currently living in NJ and do not have a FID card for NJ, if that even matters. Thanks
    Once you get your PA DL there is no wait to purchase or apply for LTCF. LTCF processing times are capped at a max of 45 days statutorily although, depending on the sheriff of your county, it can be as low as same day issue.

    NJFID card is irrelevant.
    IANAL

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    Congratulations on the great escape! What will be your first firearm purchase.
    Proud to be an A.P.D.

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    Just a heads up, when you first switch your DL over, you'll probably get a temporary DL. It should be enough to get your gun with, but some shops may say they won't transfer until you get your permanent one (as has happened with me).

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    Welcome to PA, where are you moving to?
    Ron USAF Ret E-8 FFL01/SOT3 NRA Benefactor Member

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    Just don't crop dust us with any of that NJ bullshit when you come in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TooBigToFit View Post
    Just a heads up, when you first switch your DL over, you'll probably get a temporary DL. It should be enough to get your gun with, but some shops may say they won't transfer until you get your permanent one (as has happened with me).
    Same shit happened to me years ago when i moved here

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    Quote Originally Posted by tl_3237 View Post
    Once you get your PA DL there is no wait to purchase or apply for LTCF. LTCF processing times are capped at a max of 45 days statutorily although, depending on the sheriff of your county, it can be as low as same day issue.NJFID card is irrelevant.
    Thank you for the info. I thought it would be at least a 30 day wait.
    Quote Originally Posted by Daycrawler View Post
    Congratulations on the great escape! What will be your first firearm purchase.
    LOL, it's long over-due... I'm thinking a Springfield 1911 EMP in 40 cal and a Colt AR.
    Quote Originally Posted by TooBigToFit View Post
    Just a heads up, when you first switch your DL over, you'll probably get a temporary DL. It should be enough to get your gun with, but some shops may say they won't transfer until you get your permanent one (as has happened with me).
    What is a temp DL about? I have a CDL on my license, will that hold things up?
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    Welcome to PA, where are you moving to?
    Moving to Saylorsburg Monroe County.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rosco the Iroc View Post
    Just don't crop dust us with any of that NJ bullshit when you come in.
    I'm leaving because of that bullshit!

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    I moved here 6 years ago this coming June 5th and also had a CDL, there won't be any issues with your DL temp or permanent.

    Once you get your DL you can buy firearms like a normal human being unlike NJ. As far as the LTCF I feel like I had to wait 90 days before I could apply for it but that may just be something with our outgoing Sheriff. A lot has changed with the way he did things more recently so that may have changed. Check out the county web site for all the LTCF info and to download the application.

    I'm also in Monroe County not far from Saylorsburg, welcome to the area. If you have any questions about the area feel free to PM me.

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    You need a bigger fucking gun list.

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