We take the complexity out of getting your FOID Card

Important Notice!

Due to the nature of the account recovery process, we may be unable to complete your application without a second visit or a call to the Firearm Services Bureau. For more information, read below or give us a call at (847)428-4867.

The ISP (Illinois State Police) is no longer accepting paper applications for FOID (Firearms Owners Identification) cards.

The process is a little more complicated than it was before. It will require the setup of an online account with the ISP. Your application will be submitted electronically and payment will be made with your credit card. The account you create is also used for the IL Concealed Carry License application and renewal of your FOID and/or CCL, so you will need to make a record of your user name and password. We can assist you with the entire process. We have been doing FOID applications for over 30 years.


The FOID application can be frustrating

We have trained staff to make the application process easier. FOID applications are done during normal store hours, no appointment is needed. We have two computer systems  dedicated for processing FOID applications. Upon completion of your application, you will receive a receipt and detailed instructions with the information you used to log in to the ISP (Illinois State Police) website.

  • The Total cost is $29.95 which includes ISP (Illinois State Police) fees and digital ID photos

  • Applicants must have a valid and current Illinois State ID or Drivers license
  • We will setup your initial Online account (data entry required on three pages)
  • The FOID application – data entry on 14 to 17 online pages
  • We will handle your Payment Processing
  • We will submit your Digital ID Photo

Under 21

Under 21 Applicants

  • 1

    Applicant must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian

  • 2

    Applicant must have a current State ID or Drivers License

  • 3

    Parent or Legal guardian must have a valid FOID card or be eligible to receive one

  • 4

    Legal guardian must have proof of guardianship

  • 5

    Notarized signature required – we provide the notary service when processing the application

  • 6

    There is a $5.00 charge for the notary service

Some fine print

  • Non US Citizens must have proof of legal residence

  • Occasionally, applicants with an expired FOID card may have to wait 72 hours between starting and completing the application.

Changes to the FOID and FCCL Acts that took effect January 1, 2022, and rules adopted implementing these changes, require FOID and FCCL cardholders to submit renewal applications prior to the expiration of their card to remain valid. Additionally, while the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation in response to the COVID 19 pandemic remains in effect, if a cardholder submits a renewal application after the expiration date of the card, their expired card will be reset to valid while the application is processed so long as the FOID Card is not subject to revocation pursuant to the provisions of Section 8 or Section 8.2 of the FOID Act or the FCCL is not subject to revocation pursuant to the provisions of Section 70 of the FCCL Act.

Need some help with your FOID application?

Give one of our FOID specialists a call. We’re more than happy to help.