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FOID CARD APPLICATION

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 is no longer accepting the paper applications for Firearms Owners Identification cards (FOID card or GUN card).

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.

We can help!

The FOID application can take around 10-15 minutes to complete, and can be frustrating. We have trained our employees to make this application process easier. FOID applications are done during normal store hours, no appointment is needed. We have two computers dedicated for doing FOID applications.

Here are the details:

  • The total cost is $29.95 which includes ISP fees and digital ID photos
  • Applicant must have a current State ID or Drivers License
  • The initial account setup – data entry required on three web pages
  • The FOID application – data entry on 14 to 17 web pages
  •  Payment processing – data entry on three web pages
  •  Digital submission of your ID Photo

We will give you a receipt with the information you used to log in to the ISP website.

If you need to change your address on a FOID, the fee is $19.95.

Additionally, if the applicant is under 21:

  • Applicant must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian
  • Applicant must have a current State ID or Drivers License
  • Parent or Legal guardian must have a valid FOID card or be eligible to receive one
  • Legal guardian must have proof of guardianship
  • Notarized signature required – we provide the notary service when processing the application
  • There is a $5.00 charge for the notary service

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.

FOID Renewals:

RENEWALS MUST BE DONE WITHIN 180 DAYS BEFORE THE EXPIRATION DATE ON YOUR FOID.

RENEWALS WILL NOT PROCESS ANY EARLIER.

We can assist you with the FOID renewal at our store. The total cost is $29.95 and includes ISP fees and the digital ID Photo. 

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