I moved to new jersey after 40 years in brooklyn and have just applied for my pistol license. Here is what i have found out so far about the process. They give you the application at the local pd it is 2 pages long. Nothing needs to be notarized. You fill it out right there and give it back to them. One page is the application and the other is the page you sign giving them permission to do a mental health check.They then give you a form for fingerprinting which is $60. After your prints come back and your 2 references send back their letters they will then call you to come pick up your license and pay the licensing fee of $5 yes thats five dollars as opposed to $340 and $94 dollars for NYC licensing ans fingerprinting. You do not need a separate license for rifles and pistols in NJ it is one license. If you want to purchase a handgun then you pay $5 and fill out a form (the same one i filled out for the application you just check a different box) and let them know how many purchase orders you want. From what i gathered the whole process should only take a few weeks. I was surprised how easy it was. I know the laws suck there to probably just as bad or worse than NY but what a pleasant experience.