How long does it take for the RCMP to process the application for my License?

Once you have passed your examinations, filled out your Possession & Acquisition License (PAL) Application Form and send it into the RCMP there is a 28 day waiting period. After that your application will start to be processed. It can can take 3 – 6 months before your PAL is sent out to you.

After your 28 day waiting period, plus a reasonable amount of time for processing, you can use the RCMP’s website tool to check the status of your PAL or you can call the RCMP at 1-800-731-4000.