If you're waiting for a "permit" you're going to have a very long wait since the state of Indiana does not issue permits. They issue only a "license to carry handgun" or as most put it, a LTCH. Semantics aside, I've heard of it taking as much as 6 months back when they were really busy but have heard lately the wait for new licensees was about 4 to 8 weeks if there were no issues. I hope you applied for the lifetime license rather than the short term which is still available. I've heard of some mistakenly applying for the short term which is another can of worms.