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  1. It appears my original post about this is gone (probably since it was over a year ago). Anyway, I wanted to report to everyone that my wife's new FOID just magically arrived in the mail yesterday! She applied well over a year ago, and had absolutely no reason to be denied, yet they did deny her application, and suggested that she filled out an appeal form, including an official form that must be filled out & submitted by her doctor. Without getting too personal, she had some issues in her past, but based on the timeframe set by ISP, her issues were well beyond the amount of years that would disqualify one from getting a FOID. So even though her issues were far enough in the past to not be a problem, they still denied the original application, and required her to fill out the appeal (with the doctors form, etc.). Since apparently appeals get put on the bottom of the pile, it was well over a year without hearing ANYTHING. No updates at all. Each time we logged in, it just continued to say "denied". However, I knew that she absolutely qualified, so I kept telling her that it was just going to be a matter of time. Apparently a really, really long time... After over a year since we sent in the appeal document, she finally got her new (first time) FOID in the mail yesterday. We were both very happy to finally get this behind us, but it really p***** me off that she had to wait well over a YEAR! Unfortunately, my past is quite similar to hers, including the timeframes. Yet, I was not only able to keep the FOID that I'd had for about 20 yrs, but I had no problem getting my CCL as well... Anyway, sorry for the long-winded post, but I wanted to share our story to give hope to anyone else that has been waiting for a really long time to get an appeal approved. (Again, there was never any updates, or communication; just a really long wait, and then she got it in the mail...) Thanks again for everyone that gave us advice and info. while we went though this battle over the past year.
  2. Hi everyone, I’m new on the forum and hoping to find help regarding my FOID appeal process. I was denied my FOID card because I stayed overnight in a hospital for mental distress more than 5 years ago. I was emotionally distraught, had to flee to a neighbor’s house to feel safe, after being forced to attend a visitation with my father (who was relentlessly being hurtful towards my mother so I verbally defended her), which lead to a terrible argument (I felt very threatened). I called the police and they were very kind to me but concerned regarding how much distress I was under; I was offered (at the time I thought it was only a positive/helpful opportunity without any concern of future negative consequence) the option of going to the ER to talk to someone and stay at the hospital overnight. So I agreed and I stayed voluntarily. After receiving my denial letter, I understand that, while it has been over 5 years, I will now need a mental health evaluation by a physician which must be sent directly to the IL State Police. However, I am unsure where to begin and I’m unfamiliar with the rest of the appeal process. Currently, this is all the information I know about the appeal process for my specific situation. I don’t know if I need any other certified documents, forms, a lawyer (I currently do not think I can afford an attorney), etc. to get my rights back. I am simply looking for some guidance please. If anyone may offer advice and/or information such as links to papers/forms, articles, websites, etc., or has been through this process and may recommend a list of steps that I must do to complete the FOID appeal process, such help is greatly appreciated. Thank you
  3. Hi everyone, I am 20 years old and I have completed deferred adjudication regarding a Poss. of marijuana and Paraphernalia charge I picked up in Texas. The disposition of the charges is "dismissed". I plan to attempt to get this expunged anyways, but... 1) If I submitted an FOID application right now, do you think I would be denied, since I was never officially convicted? 2) If I am denied, once I turn 21, since the charges will then be irrelevant (since they're only misdemeanors, and the under 21 with a misdemeanor stipulation won't apply anymore),could I then just submit a new application, or would I have to go through the appeals process? Hopefully I could just submit another application. Thanks.
  4. Ive applied for my FOID card a while ago but got denied twice 2x for Failure to sign/notarize Guardian Sponsorship Affadavit. As I am underaged and would need my moms permission/ signature on an pdf form for the online application. On the online form though, my mom has signed her printed name, signature, date, and application number on the opened tabs for the pdf. But I keep getting denied for that exact reason, ive been trying to reach ISPFSB through the phone with no success, what should I do? Below is the signed pdf
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