Beta application approval time?

I understand the pain you are in, I'm hoping everyday for that e-mail :wink: Alternative you can always create a free certificate with startssl or you could let them expire and wait for November 16. (see FAQ)

When can I get a certificate from Let's Encrypt?

According to, the Let's Encrypt CA is planning for general availability of its services in the week of November 16, 2015. If you use the client before then (except as part of a beta test program), you would receive a test certificate that is not signed by a publicly-trusted CA, and that is not accepted by browsers.

Also see How to run a certificate on its Web site?