Revocation Reasons and Appeal Options

18 USC 922 (n) - Persons who are under indictment or information for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.
Upon the final court disposition of your charges, you may appeal for relief from the firearm prohibitor. If you were convicted of the charges, you may appeal to the Director of the ISP or to the circuit court, whichever is required by law for your offense. Pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/10(a), the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP) cannot grant relief for some offenses; however, the FOID Act provides that you may petition, in writing, the circuit court in your county of residence for those offenses. If you were found innocent, the charges were dismissed or if you wish to challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility, you may appeal to the ISP. To appeal, you must submit a Request for FOID Appeal, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements instruction sheet. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeals FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
430 ILCS 65/8 (a) - A person under 21 years of age who has been convicted of a misdemeanor other than a traffic offense or an adjudged delinquent.
Pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/10 and 20 Illinois Administrative Code 1230.70, you may appeal to the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP) for relief from the firearm prohibitor. You may also submit an appeal to challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility. To appeal you must submit a FOID Appeal Request, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeal FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
430 ILCS 65/8 (b) - A person under 21 years of age who does not have the written consent of his parent or guardian to acquire and possess firearms and firearm ammunition, or whose parent or guardian does not qualify to have a Firearm Owner's Identification Card.
Pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/10 and 20 Illinois Administrative Code 1230.70, you may appeal to the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP) for relief from the firearm prohibitor. You may also submit an appeal to challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility. To appeal you must submit a FOID Appeal Request, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeal FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
430 ILCS 65/8 (c) - A person convicted of a felony.
Pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/10 and 20 Illinois Administrative Code 1230.70, you may appeal to the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP) for relief from the firearm prohibitor. You may also submit an appeal to challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility. To appeal you must submit a FOID Appeal Request, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeal FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
430 ILCS 65/8 (c) - A person convicted of a felony.
Pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/10, the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP) cannot grant relief for this type of offense, however, the FOID Act does provide that you may petition, in writing, the circuit court in your county of residence when at least 20 years has passed since the end of any term of imprisonment or probation. To challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility you may appeal to the ISP. To appeal to the ISP you must submit a FOID Appeal Request, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
430 ILCS 65/8 (c) - A person convicted of a felony.
Pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/10(a), the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP) cannot grant relief for this type of offense; however, the FOID Act provides that you may petition, in writing, the circuit court in your county of residence. To challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility you may appeal to the ISP. To appeal to the ISP, you must submit a Request for FOID Appeal, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements instruction sheet. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeals FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
430 ILCS 65/8 (c) - A person convicted of a felony.
Pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/10(a), the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP) cannot grant relief for this type of offense; however, the FOID Act provides that you may petition, in writing, the circuit court in your county of residence. To challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility you may appeal to the ISP. To appeal to the ISP, you must submit a Request for FOID Appeal, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements instruction sheet. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeals FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
430 ILCS 65/8 (d) - Persons addicted to narcotics.
Pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/10 and 20 Illinois Administrative Code 1230.70, you may appeal to the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP) for relief from the firearm prohibitor. You may also submit an appeal to challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility. To appeal you must submit a FOID Appeal Request, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeal FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
430 ILCS 65/8 (e) - A person who has been a patient of a mental health institution within the past 5 years.
Pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/10 and 20 Illinois Administrative Code 1230.70, you may appeal to the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP) for relief from the firearm prohibitor. You may also submit an appeal to challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility. To appeal you must submit a FOID Appeal Request, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements-Mental Health instruction sheet. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeals FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
430 ILCS 65/8 (f) - A person whose mental condition is of such a nature that it poses a clear and present danger to the applicant, any other person or persons or the community.
Pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/10 and 20 Illinois Administrative Code 1230.70, you may appeal to the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP) for relief from the firearm prohibitor. You may also submit an appeal to challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility. To appeal you must submit a FOID Appeal Request, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements-Mental Health instruction sheet. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeals FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
430 ILCS 65/8 (g) - A person who is intellectually disabled.
Pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/10 and 20 Illinois Administrative Code 1230.70, you may appeal to the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP) for relief from the firearm prohibitor. You may also submit an appeal to challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility. To appeal you must submit a FOID Appeal Request, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements-Developmentally/Intellectually Disabled. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeal FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
430 ILCS 65/8 (i) - An alien who is unlawfully present in the United States.
Pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/10 and 20 Illinois Administrative Code 1230.70, you may appeal to the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP). If you believe your Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) record is incorrect, contact INS to have your record updated. After your INS is updated you may submit an appeal to the ISP. You must submit a FOID Appeal Request, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeals FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
430 ILCS 65/8 (i-5) - An alien who has been admitted to the United States under a non-immigrant visa.
Pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/10 and 20 Illinois Administrative Code 1230.70, you may appeal to the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP). If you believe your Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) record is incorrect, contact INS to have your record updated. After your INS is updated you may submit an appeal to the ISP. You must submit a FOID Appeal Request, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeals FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
430 ILCS 65/8 (k) - A person who has been convicted within the past 5 years of battery, assault, violation of an order of protection, or a substantially similar offense in which a firearm was used or possessed.
Pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/10 and 20 Illinois Administrative Code 1230.70, you may appeal to the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP) for relief from the firearm prohibitor. You may also submit an appeal to challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility. To appeal you must submit a FOID Appeal Request, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeal FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
430 ILCS 65/8 (l) - Persons convicted of domestic battery, aggravated domestic battery, or a substanially similar offense in another jurisdiction.
Pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/10(a), the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP) cannot grant relief for this type of offense, however, the FOID Act does provide that you may petition, in writing, the circuit court in your county of residence. To challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility you may appeal to the ISP. To appeal to the ISP you must submit a Request for FOID Appeal, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements (non-Mental Health) instruction sheet. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us under Agency Links - Firearms.
430 ILCS 65/8 (l) - Persons convicted of domestic battery, aggravated domestic battery, or a substanially similar offense in another jurisdiction.
You may challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility you may appeal to the ISP. To appeal to the ISP you must submit a Request for FOID Appeal, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements (non-Mental Health) instruction sheet. Forms and instructions are enclosed and are available in the FOID Appeals FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us. under Agency Links - Firearms. Please note, however, that if you agree that you were convicted of the offense(s) noted above, pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/10(a), the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP) cannot grant relief for this type of offense, however, the FOID Act does provide that you may petition, in writing, the circuit court in your county of residence.
430 ILCS 65/8 (n) - A person who is prohibited from acquiring or possessing firearms or firearms ammunition by any Illinois State statute or by federal law.
Pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/10 and 20 Illinois Administrative Code 1230.70, you may appeal to the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP) for relief from the firearm prohibitor. You may also submit an appeal to challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility. To appeal you must submit a FOID Appeal Request, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeal FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
430 ILCS 65/8 (o) - A minor subject to a petition filed under Section 5-520 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 alleging that the minor is a delinquent minor for the commission of an offense that if committed by an adult would be a felony.
Pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/10, the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP) cannot grant relief for this type of offense, however, the FOID Act does provide that you may petition, in writing, the circuit court in your county of residence when at least 10 years has passed since the adjudication of delinquency. To challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility you may appeal to the ISP. To appeal to the ISP you must submit a FOID Appeal Request, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeals FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
430 ILCS 65/8 (p) - An adult who had been adjudicated a delinquent minor, under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 for the commission of an offense that if committed by an adult would be a felony.
Pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/10, the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP) cannot grant relief for this type of offense, however, the FOID Act does provide that you may petition, in writing, the circuit court in your county of residence when at least 10 years has passed since the adjudication of delinquency. To challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility you may appeal to the ISP. To appeal to the ISP you must submit a FOID Appeal Request, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeals FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
430 ILCS 65/8 (s) - A person who has been found to be developmentally disabled.
Pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/10 and 20 Illinois Administrative Code 1230.70, you may appeal to the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP) for relief from the firearm prohibitor. You may also submit an appeal to challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility. To appeal you must submit a FOID Appeal Request, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements-Developmentally/Intellectually Disabled. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeal FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
430 ILCS 65/8 (t) - A person involuntarily admitted into a mental health facility.
Pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/10 and 20 Illinois Administrative Code 1230.70, you may appeal to the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP) for relief from the firearm prohibitor. You may also submit an appeal to challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility. To appeal you must submit a FOID Appeal Request, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements-Mental Health instruction sheet. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeals FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center. You are not required to appeal at this time.
430 ILCS 65/8 (u) - A person who has had his or her Firearm Owner's Identification Card revoked or denied under subsection ( e ) of 430 ILCS 65/8 or item (iv) of Section 4 of the Firearm Owner's Identification Act because he or she was a patient in a mental health facility, shall not be permitted to obtain a Firearm Owner's Identification Card, after the 5 year period has lapsed, unless he or she has received a mental health evaluation by a physician, clinical psychologist, or qualified examiner and has received a certification that he or she is not a clear and present danger to himself, herself, or others.l
To obtain approval for a FOID card, pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/8(u), submit a Mental Health Certification for Firearm Possession form to the Illinois State Police Firearms Services Bureau. Also, you submit an appeal to challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility. To appeal you must submit a Request for FOID Appeal, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements-Mental Health instruction sheet. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeals FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
430 ILCS 65/8.2 - The Department of State Police shall deny an application or revoke and seize a Firearm Owner's Identification Card previously issued if the Department finds that the applicant or person to whom such card was issued is or was at the time of issuance, subject to an existing Order of Protection.
If the order is expired, vacated, or dismissed, call the Customer Service Call Center at 217.782.7980. If you want to challenge the accuracy of the records ISP used to make your firearm eligibility decision you may submit a Record Challenge Appeal to the Director of the ISP. To appeal you must submit a Request for FOID Appeal, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeals FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
You answered "Yes" to one of the questions pertaining to your ability to possess firearms.
Pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/10 and 20 Illinois Administrative Code 1230.70, you may appeal to the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP). To appeal you must submit a Request for FOID Appeal, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements instruction sheet. If your "Yes" answer was inadvertent, also complete an Inadvertent Yes Answer Affidavit(s) providing an explanation for your "Yes" answer. To obtain the appropriate affidavit please call the Customer Service Call Center at the number listed below. If, however, your "Yes" answer was correct, you must provide an explanation and, where applicable, supporting documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements instruction sheet. A Request for FOID Appeal, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and instructions are enclosed and are available in the FOID Appeals FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
430 ILCS 65/4 (2) (i) - The parent or guardian that sponsored your FOID application is ineligible to possess a Firearm Owner's Identification Card.
You should request that your sponsor contact the Illinois State Police.
430 ILCS 65/8 (n) - A person who is prohibited from acquiring or possessing firearms or firearm ammunition by any Illinois State statute or by federal law.
The Illinois State Police (ISP) cannot take further action on your FOID card until you have obtained relief from the state listed within the denial/revocation letter. To challenge the accuracy of the record ISP used to determine your firearm eligibility you may appeal to the ISP. To appeal to the ISP you must submit a Request for FOID Appeal, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements instruction sheet. Forms and instructions are enclosed and are available in FOID APPEALS on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us.
430 ILCS 65/4 (a)(2)
The Illinois State Police (ISP) cannot take further action on your FOID application until you have resolved an open disposition in your criminal history record. To challenge the accuracy of the record ISP used to determine your firearm eligibility you may appeal to the ISP. To appeal to the ISP you must submit a Request for FOID Appeal, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability form and certified court records concerning the identified arrest appearing on your denial/revocation letter. Forms and instructions are enclosed and are available in the Frequently Asked Questions under FOID APPEALS on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us.
18 USC 922 (g) (9) - Persons convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
The Illinois State Police (ISP) cannot take further action on your FOID card until you have obtained relief from the state listed within the denial/revocation letter. To challenge the accuracy of the record ISP used to determine your firearm eligibility you may appeal to the ISP. To appeal to the ISP you must submit a Request for FOID Appeal, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements instruction sheet. Forms and instructions are enclosed and are available in FOID APPEALS on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us.
430 ILCS 65/5 - The Illinois State Police has determined you are not eligible for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card due to failure to submit the appropriate license fee, pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/5.
To resolve the denial of your FOID card application you must submit a new FOID application. You can submit an application via the ISP website or use the call-in application method by calling the Firearms Services Bureau Customer Service Call Center at 217.782.7980.
430 ILCS 65/8 (r) - A person who has been adjudicated as a mentally disabled person.
Pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/10 and 20 Illinois Administrative Code 1230.70, you may appeal to the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP) for relief from the firearm prohibitor. You may also submit an appeal to challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility. To appeal you must submit a FOID Appeal Request, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements-Mental Health instruction sheet. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeals FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
430 ILCS 65/8 (h) - A person who intentionally makes false statement in the Firearm Owner's Identification Card application.
To challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility you may appeal to the ISP. To appeal to the ISP you must submit a FOID Appeal Request, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements instruction sheet. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeals FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
430 ILCS 65/8 (l) - Persons convicted of domestic battery, aggravated domestic battery, or a substantially similar offense in another jurisdiction.
You may challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility you may appeal to the ISP. To appeal to the ISP you must submit a FOID Appeal Request, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeals FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center. You are not required to appeal at this time. Please note, however, that if you agree that you were convicted of the offense(s) noted above, the Director of the Illinois State Police is not able to grant relief on the specific federal firearms prohibitor at issue here. Therefore, the decision to deny your application based on the federal prohibition is a final administrative decision subject to the Administrative Review Law. You may appeal the decision to deny your FOID application or revoke your card by filing a written petition in the circuit court of the county of your residence. If you intend to file such an appeal, please be advised that it must be filed within 35 days of this order.
430 ILCS 65/8 (n) - A person who is prohibited from aquiring or possessing firearms or firearms ammunition by any Illinois State statute or by federal law. You have been reported in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Instant Criminal History Background Check System (NCIS) as a person who is ineligible to possess firearms.
You may challenge the accuracy of the record used in the decision to deny your FOID card by contacting the agency listed above that submitted the disqualifying record to the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). If that agency concurs with your request and removes the disqualifying records from NICS, you may appeal to the Director of the Illinois State Police. To appeal to the ISP you must submit a FOID Appeal Request, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeals FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or you may call the Customer Service Call Center. You are not required to appeal at this time.
430 ILCS 65/8 (n) - A person who is prohibited from aquiring or possessing firearms or firearms ammunition by any Illinois State statute or by federal law. You have been reported by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Instant Criminal History Background Check System (NICS) as a person who is ineligible to possess firearms.
You may challenge the accuracy of the record used in the decision to deny your FOID card by contacting the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) that submitted the disqualifying record. If you have additional information (e.g., court documentation, expungement, pardon) to assist NICS in correcting or updating the record, you should include the documentation in your written correspondence to NICS along with your name, date of birth, and contact information. Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Justice Information Services Division NICS Section Appeal Services Team, Module A-1 Post Office Box 4278 Clarksburg, WV 26302-4278. The Illinois State Police, Firearms Services Bureau cannot review the denial of your FOID application until the disqualifying NICS record has been removed. If NICS concurs with your request and removes the disqualifying record, you may appeal to the Director of the Illinois State Police. To appeal to the ISP you must submit a FOID Appeal Request, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeals FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or you may call the Customer Service Call Center.
430 ILCS 65/8 (c) - A person convicted of a felony.
If you agree that our record regarding this felony conviction is correct, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 921 (a)(2), you may obtain relief by receiving a Presidential Pardon that provides for "Full and Unconditional" restoration of your rights or by having your conviction expunged or set aside. To challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility you may appeal to the Director of the Illinois State Police. To appeal you must submit a FOID Appeal Request, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center. You are not required to appeal at this time.
430 ILCS 65/8 (c) - A person convicted of a felony.
The Illinois State Police (ISP) cannot take further action on your FOID card until you have obtained relief from the state listed within the denial/revocation letter. To challenge the accuracy of the record ISP used to determine your firearm eligibility you may appeal to the ISP. To appeal to the ISP you must submit a Request for FOID Appeal, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements instruction sheet. Forms and instructions are enclosed and are available in FOID APPEALS on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us.
430 ILCS 65/4 - The Illinois State Police has determined you are not eligible for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card due to failure to adequately complete your FOID card application.
To challenge the accuracy of the information used concerning your denial you may appeal to the ISP. To appeal to the ISP you must submit a Request for FOID Appeal and a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability which can be found at www.ispfsb.com. However, if you agree with your failure to provide the required information to complete your application, you will need to reapply for your Firearm Owner's Identification card.
18 USC 922 (g) (2) - Persons who are fugitives from justice.
Upon the termination of the warrant or to challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility you may appeal to the Director of the ISP. To appeal you must submit a FOID Appeal Request, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeals FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
18 USC 922 (g) (3) - Persons who are unlawful users of or addicted to any controlled substance.
You are prohibited from firearms for one year from the date of the occurrence listed above, according to federal and Illinois law. Pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/10 and 20 Illinois Administrative Code 1230.70, you may appeal to the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP) for relief from the firearm prohibitor. You may also submit an appeal to challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility. To appeal you must submit a Request for FOID Appeal, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements instruction sheet. Forms and instructions are available in FOID APPEALS on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
18 USC 922 (g) (4) - Persons who have been adjudicated as a mental defective or have been committed to a mental institution.
Pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/10 and 20 Illinois Administrative Code 1230.70, you may appeal to the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP) for relief from the firearm prohibitor. You may also submit an appeal to challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility. To appeal you must submit a FOID Appeal Request, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements-Mental Health instruction sheet. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeals FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center. You are not required to appeal at this time.
18 USC 922 (g) (8) - Persons subject to a court order that restrains them from harassing, stalking or threatening an intimate partner or child of such intimate partner, or from engaging in other conduct that would place the partner or child in reasonable fear of bodily injury.
If the order is expired, vacated, or dismissed, call the Customer Service Call Center at 217.782.7980. If you want to challenge the accuracy of the records ISP used to make your firearm eligibility decision you may submit a Record Challenge Appeal to the Director of the ISP. To appeal you must submit a Request for FOID Appeal, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeals FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
18 USC 922 (g) (9) - Persons convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
Pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/10(a), the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP) cannot grant relief for this type of offense, however, the FOID Act does provide that you may petition, in writing, the circuit court in your county of residence. To challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility you may appeal to the ISP. To appeal to the ISP you must submit a Request for FOID Appeal, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements (non-Mental Health) instruction sheet. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us under Agency Links - Firearms.
18 USC 922 (g) (6) - Persons who are discharged from the United States Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions.
The Illinois State Police (ISP) does not have the authority to grant relief from this firearm prohibitor. Any appeal of your dishonorable discharge must be made to the military. A request to upgrade a discharge can be submitted at any time to the Board of Corrections of the branch of service from which you were dishonorably discharged. To challenge the accuracy of the record used by the ISP to determine you were discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions you may appeal to the ISP. To appeal you must submit a FOID Appeal Request, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeals FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
18 USC 922 (g) (7) - Persons who, having been citizens of the United States, have renounced the U.S. citizenship.
You may challenge the accuracy of the record used in the decision to deny your FOID card. To obtain relief from this firearm prohibitor you must contact the United States Department of State. The Illinois State Police, Firearms Services Bureau cannot review the denial of your FOID application until the disqualifying record has been removed. If the record has been removed or you receive relief from the firearm prohibitor you may appeal to the Director of the Illinois State Police. To appeal to the ISP you must submit a FOID Appeal Request, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeals FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
430 ILCS 65/8 (c) - A person convicted of a felony.
Pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/10(a), the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP) cannot grant relief for this type of offense; however, the FOID Act provides that you may petition, in writing, the circuit court in your county of residence. To challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility you may appeal to the ISP. To appeal to the ISP, you must submit a Request for FOID Appeal, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements instruction sheet. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeals FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
430 ILCS 65/8 (c) - A person convicted of a felony.
Pursuant to 430 ILCS 65/10 and 20 Illinois Administrative Code 1230.70, you may appeal to the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP) for relief from the firearm prohibitor. You may also submit an appeal to challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility. To appeal you must submit a FOID Appeal Request, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation as listed in FOID Appeal Requirements. Forms and instructions are available in the FOID Appeal FAQs on the ISP website, www.isp.state.il.us or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.
430 ILCS 65/8(q) - A person who is not a resident of the State of Illinois, except as provided in subsection (a-10) of Section 4. Please note, if this is the sole basis for the revocation of your FOID card, you may not be prohibited from possessing firearms or firearm ammunition provided that you fall under one of the exceptions listed in 430 ILCS 65/2(b) AND you are not otherwise prohibited from possessing firearms or firearm ammunition under federal law.
A FOID card requires you be a resident of Illinois. After you have obtained a valid Illinois Driver's License or State Identification card submit a new FOID card application. You can submit an application via the ISP website or use the call-in application method by calling the Firearms Services Bureau Customer Service Call Center at 217.782.7980.
430 ILCS 65/8.2 - The Department of State Police shall deny an application or revoke and seize a Firearm Owner's Identification Card previously issued if the Department finds that the applicant or person to whom such card was issued is or was at the time of issuance, subject to an existing Order of Protection or Firearms Restraining Order.
If the Firearm Restraining Order is expired, vacated, or dismissed, and it has been 1 year or less from the issued date, call the Customer Service Call Center at 217-782-7980 concerning the reissuance of your FOID card. If you want to challenge the accuracy of the record used to determine your firearm eligibility or the Order was in effect for more than 1 year, you may appeal to the Director of the ISP. To appeal you must submit a Request for FOID Appeal, a Request for Investigation and Waiver of Liability and all required documentation. Forms and instructions are available in the Frequently Asked Questions - FOID APPEALS on the ISP website, www.ispfsb.com or by calling the Customer Service Call Center.