If your Firearm Owner's Identification (FOID) Card was revoked or your FOID application was denied because less than five years ago you were a patient of a mental health facility and have not previously had your firearm possession rights restored through administrative or judicial action pursuant to the FOID Act, you are not permitted to obtain a Firearm Owner's Identification Card unless you receive such relief. The information required for relief is listed on the attached checklist. Please use this to ensure all paperwork required is provided because the appeal process will not begin until the Department receives all necessary documentation.
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: