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FOID snags

Discussion in 'Illinois Glockers' Club' started by DLEE25, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. I was recently made aware of a possible problem when renewing the FOID. I submitted my renewel about two months prior to the expiration. I know the state quickly cashed my check since it already cleared the bank. As of yet I haven't physically recieved my new card. So I went to the local fun shop and put money on a new toy, well the dealer said there is a possiblity of a denial from the state. The reason? Well as soon as you submit your renewel form, the state issues you a new FOID number and the old one becomes invalid. So your old card will not be good anymore even though you haven't reached your actual expiration date. Since the state is taking it's sweet time mailing me my new card, I may be in a sort of FOID limbo. The gunshop owner was cool and aware of this problem, so the worst I'll have to do is fill out the forms again, my gripe is with the poor system this state has. I would not have had this problem if I waited until it actually expired, so I ended up getting screwed out of a month. So I guess the lesson is don't renew until the very last minute.
  2. metro273

    metro273 Glock 19 Rocks!

    Jan 24, 2009
    "Crook County", IL
    Good info to know!

    I applied for mine back in January and I received it 3 months later!...:steamed:

  3. RandyK


    Aug 25, 2009
    Plainfield, IL USA
    I contacted my State Rep who then contacted the ISP liason. I had it a week after that...after waiting more than two months.

    Don't bother trying to call. The line is always busy or it hangs up on you. Contact your State Rep and see if they can assist. By law the ISP is not supposed to take more than 30 days to approve or deny an FOID.
  4. volsbear

    volsbear IWannaBeSedated Lifetime Member

    Nov 8, 2007
    That is correct. Back in the fall and mid-winter, ISP was having tremendous difficulty turning around applications in less than 60 days. It was due in large part to the HUGE increase in application volume. Many citizens considered their slow turnaround time to be deliberate, but as a LEO I had an occasion to speak to command personnel (on another matter, but we discussed applications) and in reality it was that they simply couldn't keep up. They appear to be getting back to normal.

    I'm not a fan of the FOID program, but I did support the fee increase from $5 to $10 some time ago. If the state is going to require a FOID program, at least it should be funded well enough to secure staffing that is adequate to get citizens their cards in a timely manner.
  5. tomsvita


    Dec 3, 2014
    It's 5 years later after this post, and I am still waiting for my FOID for 40+ days, when I called and told them the law requires them to respond in 30 days, the lady responded "it's not the law" - next time I will send her a bookmark
  6. joew57


    Dec 13, 2014
    N.E. Illinois
    I don't know if this is helpful but I was told the time of year makes a difference. I applied for mine in late spring early summer. Had it in a few weeks. Maybe I was just lucky.
  7. Feh


    Nov 16, 2014
  8. d123gaw


    Aug 28, 2012
    Not in KY anymore
    Here's another FOID snag... It's made in Illinois.
  9. tomsvita


    Dec 3, 2014
    I just got mine on Friday, 2 weeks delay, but I guess that's not that bad given the hunting season and all...
  10. That's not bad yes adding the hunting season that's for sure.

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  11. VN350X10


    Apr 13, 2001
    McHenry, IL
    There's a phone # on the back of the application, in 217 area code. It's a direct line into FOID.
    But, you have to stay on the line & work your way thru the prompts. But you WILL eventually reach a human being, and they usually can clear matters up easily.
    One hint....DON'T SEND A PERSONAL CHECK ! Use a Postal M.O. and it works faster !

    uncle albert
  12. Sombra


    Nov 28, 2014
    Not sure that's right. The reason they prefer a personal check is so that you have the reference number (maybe same as FOID#) on your cancelled check, which you can use to make inquiries.

    FWIW: I applied last fall, and received mine within 40 days (from drop in mailbox to card in hand).
  13. VN350X10


    Apr 13, 2001
    McHenry, IL
    The reason for the Postal M.O. is that they MUST be proscessed in 30 days, per USPS rules. Your personal check can sit there for weeks without being touched.
    trust me on this one !

    uncle albert