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6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by Mrb13676 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:33 am

Title says it all. I know they’re working from home bla bla bla.

But really? 6 weeks?
Unacceptable
I know the validity extended but that seems to be an excuse to do nothing......
/rant
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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by Trevor Duane » Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:45 am

Mrb13676 wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:33 am
Title says it all. I know they’re working from home bla bla bla.

But really? 6 weeks?
Unacceptable
I know the validity extended but that seems to be an excuse to do nothing......
/rant
If I look at the dates from submission to that all welcome sms it looks like mine took around 10 days to process. This was from first week in July for submission. Also from feedback from others I would say that your case is very much worst scenario I have heard of.
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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by Flyer123 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:17 am

Trevor Duane wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:45 am
Mrb13676 wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:33 am
Title says it all. I know they’re working from home bla bla bla.

But really? 6 weeks?
Unacceptable
I know the validity extended but that seems to be an excuse to do nothing......
/rant
If I look at the dates from submission to that all welcome sms it looks like mine took around 10 days to process. This was from first week in July for submission. Also from feedback from others I would say that your case is very much worst scenario I have heard of.
I submitted my license renewal documents on the 15th of June. I am still waiting for documents to be processed. I'm on the same boat as OP.
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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by Marius Schrenk » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:26 am

I did as they said. Scan and send......2 weeks later(yesterday) got a message..."wrong format"...WTF. Would they also "Extend" our licenses next year to make up for their inefficiencies.....or should we be grateful of having 9 month licenses from here on ?? :twisted: .
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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by Ari-wan » Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:33 pm

My documents submitted 22nd June. "Received" by CAA 26th June.
I was told they were ready on Wednesday 22nd July in the late afternoon, so I sent the couriers the next morning.
Documents printed Thursday 23rd (clearly with the courier waiting ....).
It was not that long ago that the renewal took 15-20mins .....
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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by Mrb13676 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:35 pm

So I’ve just been told that the CAA has agreed to work overtime this weekend on the backlog.


I think I see how how this works now.....
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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by Alex_aviates » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:49 am

Submitted my paper work on the 7th of July, heard nothing. Tried calling them on their special "covid" telephone list but nobody answers. Does anybody know any other way to contact them? Really just grasping at straws now.
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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by vrooyen » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:04 am

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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by Kotze101 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:30 pm

My license eventually arrived today (after it was submitted in the beginning of June) but ONCE AGAIN it came back with a medical restriction that isn't listed on my medical certificate... :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by Mustang » Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:28 pm

My renewal was issued within 2 weeks. Expected it to take longer. Must say that I am pleased.
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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by Marius Schrenk » Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:34 pm

Mustang wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:28 pm
My renewal was issued within 2 weeks. Expected it to take longer. Must say that I am pleased.
That's the right attitude....expect nothing....and you could not be dissapointed. =D> =D> 8-[
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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by hein.marais » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:33 pm

8 weeks and counting .....
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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by Snitch » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:41 pm

So for those of us whos licences have not been extended (those lapsing after 30 June), can we fly in these weeks the take to do the re-validation paperwork ??
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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by Arch » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:29 pm

Snitch wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:41 pm
So for those of us whos licences have not been extended (those lapsing after 30 June), can we fly in these weeks the take to do the re-validation paperwork ??
No, you will be unlicensed. You need to apply for an extension. Good luck with that, too
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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by Snitch » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:07 pm

Arch wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:29 pm
Snitch wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:41 pm
So for those of us whos licences have not been extended (those lapsing after 30 June), can we fly in these weeks the take to do the re-validation paperwork ??
No, you will be unlicensed. You need to apply for an extension. Good luck with that, too
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