TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER II: DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE
PART 1230 FIREARM OWNER'S IDENTIFICATION CARD ACT
SECTION 1230.20 APPLICATION PROCEDURES


 

Section 1230.20  Application Procedures

 

a)         Application for a FOID Card shall be made by completing an application form provided by the Department.  These forms will be made available through the Department's website (www.isp.state.il.us/foid/foidapp.cfm).

 

b)         All application forms shall be completed accurately and in their entirety, accompanied by the correct fee (see Section 5 of the Act) and a photograph, and submitted as indicated on the application form.

 

c)         Any application form that is not completed accurately and in its entirety, including the correct fee and a photograph, will be denied.

 

d)         Except as provided in subsection (e), any requirement for an Illinois driver's license number or Illinois identification card number shall mean a valid Illinois driver's license number or valid Illinois identification card number.  A temporary visitor's driver's license (TVDL) will not be accepted.

 

e)         In regard to an applicant who is employed as a law enforcement officer, an armed security officer in Illinois or by the United States military permanently assigned in Illinois and who is not an Illinois resident, any requirement for a driver's license number or State identification card number shall mean the valid driver's license number or valid state identification card number from his or her state of residence.

 

f)         In regard to an applicant who is employed by the United States military permanently assigned in Illinois, the applicant shall also provide valid military identification and assignment orders establishing permanent assignment in Illinois. Only persons with a permanent duty assignment in Illinois qualify for a FOID Card if they are not otherwise an Illinois resident.  Military personnel in Illinois on temporary duty assignment are not eligible and do not need a FOID Card.

 

g)         In regard to an applicant who is applying under a non-immigrant visa exception, the applicant shall provide a letter from his or her foreign government stating the purpose for travel to Illinois and the date the applicant's non-immigrant visa expires.  The applicant shall also explain the need for the FOID Card or submit a waiver from this Part granted by the U.S. Attorney General.  Persons in Illinois on a non-immigrant visa must have permission from their government and the U.S. Attorney General to possess or transport firearms.

 

h)         The Department shall, as part of the application process, ask any questions necessary to determine eligibility under State and federal law to possess or receive a firearm, and deny a FOID application of any applicant who is prohibited under federal law from possessing or receiving a firearm.

 

i)          All FOID Cards issued shall remain the property of the Department.

 

(Source:  Amended at 38 Ill. Reg. 2301, effective December 31, 2013)