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WA CWP Question

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by YoungBlood, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. YoungBlood

    YoungBlood SW Washington Active Member

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    Was thinking about this last night; If someone who is a WA resident and has a concealed carry permit and then moves out of state is said permit still valid in WA? Would you then only be responsible for renewal fees and such? Also would this be the same scenario for an OR resident who moves to WA?

    Sorry if this is a dumb question but you guys come up with some good info
     
  2. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Yes permit is still valid as long as you renew the fees. You can just not pay the renewal and it becomes void, but why not just renew and have the permit if you travel?

    As long as you change your address with them it's all good. With WA you just have to have your current address on your license, with Oregon I believe you have an updated card made for like $10-$15.
     
  3. YoungBlood

    YoungBlood SW Washington Active Member

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    That is what I assumed but wanted to hear a second opinion. Figured the fedbeasts would try to scam a guy any way they could by making him re-apply and go through the whole process again.
     
  4. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Nope not as long as you renew it.
    I did accidentally let my oregon card lapse and I heard I had to go through the whole process again, but when I went it they let me just redo my prints and pay the renewal.
    I had to wait about 3 weeks for my card, but was nice and easy.
    A lot easier to just pay it before it lapses.
     
  5. YoungBlood

    YoungBlood SW Washington Active Member

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    Nice and easy is how most things should go, good to hear you didnt have to eat a bunch of flak to renew
     
  6. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Yeah and that was through Mult county.
    My WA permit has been through Clark county and I've never had a issue with them either. Guess I've just luckily.
     
  7. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    < Why they don't have school shootings in Israel.
    Notice the long gun slung over the teachers shoulder?

    Never had a problem with my WA, OR or UT permits either.

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  8. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    shouldn't be an issue.
     
  9. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    < Why they don't have school shootings in Israel.
    Notice the long gun slung over the teachers shoulder?

    BTW, a WA permit ONLY covers pistols so they call it a Concealed Pistol Permit or CPL.

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  10. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    If you move out of state,you're not a resident of Wa. anymore,I doubt that your cpl would still be valid,but I do not know this for a fact.
     
  11. 1990Turbo

    1990Turbo St.Helens Active Member

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    I say it will still be valid. Im in Oregon and can get a Washington CPL no problem just like we can get a Utah one.
     
  12. YoungBlood

    YoungBlood SW Washington Active Member

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    I figured that was the case, was just using a general term in the hopes that no one would point out my ignorance...thanks ;)
     
  13. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    This year it says "Washington State Concealed Pistol License" on it.
     
  14. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    <- Why there aren't any school shootings in Israel!
    Teacher with long gun slung over her shoulder!!!

    Mine says "State of Washington License to carry concealed pistol".
    My OR one says "Concealed Handgun License State of Oregon Multnomah County"
    My UT one says "DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY Concealed Forearm Permit"

    I should also add, you need to change your address with the issuing authority when you move, usually within 30 days, just like your drivers license.

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  15. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    That's what my last one said. New ones have the new text and they still need to be trimmed a little to fit properly in a wallet if you laminate them, but they're a little better.