As of 4/14 my FOID card was active. The problem is that I had a temporary mail forward active (temporarily staying at my girlfriend's house because she had surgery and I can take care of her easier this way). I found out on 4/28 that it was resent to the Illinois State Police because the USPS doesn't forward government letters. I explained to the guy that I had a temporary mail forward active and that I'll have it canceled and he can resend it. He said he will resend it that same day, and I immediately went on the USPS website and canceled the mail forwarding, and I'm assuming that the cancellation is immediate (I even got an e-mail confirming the cancellation right away, but it didn't specify how long until it takes effect). I figured it would only take a couple days to arrive since it's "local" mail, but it has not arrived yet. Now I know what you're thinking .. it's only been 2 days since they resent it .. but I'm a little worried that the mail forwarding hasn't been out of the system when they were sorting the letter, and I'm afraid it might get resent to the ISP again. My question: do any of you have a clue how long the delivery time is? Second question: once I found out that I got approved for a FOID and that it was on the way I saw that gander mountain had the gun I wanted on sale so I bought it and had it shipped to the store .. does the 72 hour wait period start when I paid for the gun, or will it start when I go to the store and fill out the paperwork?