If your Firearm Owner's Identification (FOID) Card was revoked or your FOID application was denied because you met the definition of “Clear and present danger” as provided in Section 1.1 of the FOID Act (430 ILCS 65/1.1) you are not permitted to obtain a Firearm Owner's Identification Card unless you receive relief from the Director of the Illinois State Police. The information required for relief is listed on the attached checklists. Please use one of these to ensure all paperwork required is provided because the appeal process will not begin until the Department receives all necessary documentation.

If the Clear and Present finding was made more than five years ago use this checklist.

Upon receipt of a properly completed Mental Health Certification form, your application will be actioned. Unfortunately, the Department is unable to provide a time frame for when the review will be complete and the card issued; however, you will be notified once the decision has been made or if additional information is needed.

Relevant Checklist and Forms:

If the Clear and Present finding was made less than five years ago, use this checklist.

Upon receipt of all of the documents listed above, your application will be actioned. Submission of the required documents does not guarantee the granting of an appeal or relief; however, it is required to begin the review process. Unfortunately, the Department is unable to provide a time frame for when the review will be complete and the card issued; nevertheless, you will be notified once the decision has been made or if additional information is needed.

Relevant Checklist and Forms: