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Illinois FOID licensing process moves online

By Mark Reccek | Mar 18, 2015


The office of State Rep. Christine Radogno (R-IL) has announced that the Illinois State Police (ISP) will now accept online Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) applications.

The online shift provides for a more streamlined and modernized application process.

As of March 9, the ISP has discontinued accepting the FOID paper application.

The new FOID application is now available through the department's website or through the paper alternative call center method, for those individuals who do not have computer access.

Minors under the age of 21 without a state of Illinois driver’s license or identification card, as well as Amish applicants, are required to complete an alternative call-in paper application.

New changes have also been made to the login for both the Concealed Carry License (CCL) and FOID applications. An Illinois identification is no longer required.

New applicants and returning CCL applicants must register with ISP by providing key identifiers found on their Illinois driver’s license or identification card, creating a username and password, as well as answering four security questions.

Federally licensed firearm dealers will also have access to the website to conduct required background checks for those wishing to purchase a firearm.

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