While gun owners rallied in Springfield this week, the Illinois State Police (ISP) announced on March 16 the Agency will begin accepting online FOID applications beginning March 16, to provide a more streamlined and modernized application process.
The ISP will no longer accept the current FOID paper applications after March 9; however, like the Concealed Carry License, the new FOID application will be available through the Department's website or through the paper alternative call center method for those individuals who do not have computer access.
The ISP has also made changes to the login for both the Concealed Carry License and FOID applications. Applicants will no longer be required to obtain a State of Illinois digital I.D. through the Department of Central Management Services. This login change will allow users greater accessibility to the new application process.
The new Concealed Carry License and FOID application process is intended to provide a user-friendly portal designed to ease and streamline both application processes.