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Message from ISP - FOIDs remain valid if renewed prior to expiration


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We currently have approximately 62,000 FOID applications under review which includes new, renewals and changes.

FOID card holders will remain valid throughout the renewal process, as long as they apply for their card renewal prior to the expiration date on their FOID card.

 

From ISP Facebook page:

 

 

The ISP’s FSB is currently working on implementing a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solution to provide much needed improvements and efficiencies to the call center. The State of Illinois vendor contract with Presidio has an estimated implementation cost of $750,000 with a recurring monthly cost of $10,000; these costs are being paid for through the State Police Firearm Services Fund. The new VoIP system allows for not only automated processes, such as completing an application without having to speak to an agent, it is also interactive. It will work in conjunction with the existing system and agents to populate their computer with information ahead of receiving a caller, to better and more quickly assist them.

 

The call flow allows callers to select their specific issues and potentially resolve them independent of an agent. The system will also enable a person to request a call back without having to remain on the line. In addition, it will provide callers the ability to renew a FOID card or Concealed Carry License (CCL) with no address change over the phone, including payment, without speaking to a live agent.

 

Until improvements in the call center are completed, there are four methods for obtaining assistance with FOID/CCL related issues. Applicants may call (217) 782-7980; they can visit the Illinois State Police home page and click the Firearms tab to the left where they will find a section related directly to FOID/CCL, complete with a FAQ section: https://www.ispfsb.com/; for video tutorials related to FOID/CCL, they can visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqmvVzpfjsojFnd50HndO5A; or they can email the FSB at ISP.ASKFOID@illinois.gov where a customer service agent can provide assistance.

 

 

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Link? Each district has its own FB page which is public and does not require a FB login. Dont see it on Chicago or Springfield pages.

 

If this is the main overall page https://www.facebook.com/IllinoisStatePolice it requires a login to view which is silly if they are wanting to disseminate information to people. How do we get them to make it public if they arent going to post news on their web site?

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My FOID expired Jan 1, 2020; I renewed Oct 9, 2019. Yep, it's still "Under Review". Virtually impossible to contact a live person, via their Customer Service. I did fill out an online FOID Inquiry yesterday; we'll see how long it takes for them to respond to that, and I'll try calling again on Monday. I've seen how ISP states the FOID is still valid, if renewal is submitted prior to expiration, but not all local gun store go by that rule. I know of one (there may be more), Mega Sports (yeah, I know how some people will never do business there) will not sell ammo, and I'd also assume a firearm, without presenting a valid FOID card. They state that the FOID and the CCL have different expiration dates, so they need to see the actual FOID. You can't access the FOID Renewal site until you are 90 calendar days from expiration date and then ISP has 60 business days to approve the new card, then it's another 1 - 2 weeks to get it out through snail mail. Maybe they should open up the renewal link 90 business days from expiration rather than calendar days.

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Yes, I can read posts from Carmi district 19, but I see nothing there re FOID cards nor soon to be $1M phone upgrade. Last one is re driving high from 1/2.

 

Ill never have a FB login as long as they require my cell phone number.

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Yes, I can read posts from Carmi district 19, but I see nothing there re FOID cards nor soon to be $1M phone upgrade

 

It's the first post on that page.

 

I also carry this with me.

 

(430 ILCS 65/5) (from Ch. 38, par. 83-5)

Sec. 5. Application and renewal.

(a) The Department of State Police shall either approve or deny all applications within 30 days from the date they are received, except as provided in subsection (b of this Section, and every applicant found qualified under Section 8 of this Act by the Department shall be entitled to a Firearm Owner's Identification Card upon the payment of a $10 fee. Any applicant who is an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States, a member of the Illinois National Guard, or a member of the Reserve Forces of the United States is exempt from the application fee. $6 of each fee derived from the issuance of Firearm Owner's Identification Cards, or renewals thereof, shall be deposited in the Wildlife and Fish Fund in the State Treasury; $1 of the fee shall be deposited in the State Police Services Fund and $3 of the fee shall be deposited in the State Police Firearm Services Fund.

(b Renewal applications shall be approved or denied within 60 business days, provided the applicant submitted his or her renewal application prior to the expiration of his or her Firearm Owner's Identification Card. If a renewal application has been submitted prior to the expiration date of the applicant's Firearm Owner's Identification Card, the Firearm Owner's Identification Card shall remain valid while the Department processes the application, unless the person is subject to or becomes subject to revocation under this Act. The cost for a renewal application shall be $10 which shall be deposited into the State Police Firearm Services Fund.

(Source: P.A. 100-906, eff. 1-1-19.)

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Yes, I can read posts from Carmi district 19, but I see nothing there re FOID cards nor soon to be $1M phone upgrade

It's the first post on that page.

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Not logged in to FB, the first post I see on that page is

 

Illinois State Police District 19 Carmi shared a post.

January 2 at 1:13 PM ·

Trooper Tracy

January 2 at 8:55 AM ·

 

It was illegal to drive high in 2019.

It is still illegal to drive high in 2020.

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capnbill, are you logged in to FB?

Yes.

And if logged out can you see that same post? Doesnt seem like they made it public.

 

Looks like you are correct. If I "log out" of Facebook and then click on the link that Molly provided, the Post is not there.

 

So I go back to my prior point...if they arent going to post info on their website and rely on FB, they need to make posts public and not require a login.

 

Thanks capnbill.

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It's bad enough that a new card takes 30 days, really 90 days.



The renewal should be a slam dunk, after all, for the whole 10 years that you've held the damn thing the ISP runs a check on you daily.



But noooooooo, we had to give the (past) governor another 30 days because they can't get it done with no money (sweep, sweep) and office hijinkxz in the closet takes away from the ability to get the job done.


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Is Facebook required to get a FOID card? What happens if you don't have Facebook, or your Facebook account expires, or gets terminated before you can apply for or renew your FOID? Asking for a friend.

What happens when the FOID application requires you supply all your social media accounts, but you leave it blank? Isn't that the same thing?

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Is Facebook required to get a FOID card? What happens if you don't have Facebook, or your Facebook account expires, or gets terminated before you can apply for or renew your FOID? Asking for a friend.

What happens when the FOID application requires you supply all your social media accounts, but you leave it blank? Isn't that the same thing?
With no social media accounts mine would need to be blank. But that bill went nowhere last year. Maybe we'll see again, maybe we won't. We need to fight it if it does reappear.
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