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Welcome to the newest of the IllinoisCarry forums, a place focused on discussing issues related to applying for and renewing Firearm Owner Identification Cards, delays, appeals, and relation conversation.  While not a new topic for us these issues deserve a home of their own, independent of Concealed Carry Licensing discussion.  Please be patient as we move existing topics to their new location.

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On 9/23/2021 at 2:18 PM, FF17 said:

My FOID expires 1-1-22,  my CCL expires 8-21-24.

can I go ahead and submit for FOID renewal?

 

Bottom line is you should be able to start your FOID renewal in early November, 2021.

 

Under current law, the Illinois State Police are supposed to send out a renewal notification for your FOID 60 days before the expiration of your FOID (that would be the beginning of November for you). Instead of waiting for the letter, I would suggest that you go online on the ISP website and review your account. If the renewal button is available, you can click on the button and start the renewal process. The renewal button should be available in the beginning of November. You might want to check earlier than November as there have been some instances where the renewal process has been opened up early. This should get you on your way to renewal.

 

Now, on January 1st (2022) things are supposed to change. For one, the notification period for FOID renewal goes from 60 days to 180 days. So, theoretically, after 1/1/2022 the ISP should send out renewal notices 180 days before expiration. And although the law does not spell it out, the assumption would be that the renewal "button" would be active be active on an account 180 before expiration. As the change does not go into effect until 1/1/2022, I would not expect the new extended notification period to kick in until after 1/1/2022.

 

Also, where there might be some variability on the process, on 1/1/2022 a new process is rolling out. This is what is supposed to go into effect (430 ILCS 65/7): (https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1657&ChapterID=39)

 

(c) Beginning January 1, 2022, if the Firearm Owner's Identification Card of a licensee under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act expires during the term of the licensee's concealed carry license, the Firearm Owner's Identification Card and the license remain valid during the validity of the concealed carry license and the licensee does not have to renew his or her Firearm Owner's Identification Card, if the Firearm Owner's Identification Card has not been otherwise renewed as provided in this Act. Unless the Illinois State Police has reason to believe the licensee is no longer eligible for the card, the Illinois State Police may automatically renew the licensee's Firearm Owner's Identification Card.

 

I am not sure how the ISP intends to roll this out or how they will roll out the new process. I am not a lawyer, but it appears that since your FOID expires on 1/1/2022, and your CCL is valid until August, 2024, that you would not need to renew your FOID and it would be valid until August, 2024.

 

So to get back to your original question- You should be able to renew in early November, 2021. The new law looks to give some additional options going forward. Hope that this helps, and I apologize for the extended response, but "things are a changing".

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On 9/12/2021 at 10:38 AM, mauserme said:

Welcome to the newest of the IllinoisCarry forums, a place focused on discussing issues related to applying for and renewing Firearm Owner Identification Cards, delays, appeals, and relation conversation.  While not a new topic for us these issues deserve a home of their own, independent of Concealed Carry Licensing discussion.  Please be patient as we move existing topics to their new location.

 

I got my notice last week.  Got online, worked through the process. 

 

Aaaand, the new card showed up today.  I was shocked.

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My card expired 8/1/2021 and, while I got the letter ahead of that, I didn't try to renew because of the "emergency orders".

Well, I just spent a fruitless 30 minutes filling out that form on their website and FINALLY got as far as "Step 3" when it told me I had to call the "call center" with 3 pieces of information.  With that automated system they have (and I tried multiple menus), there seemed to be no avenue to get to a live person to give them the 3 items they wanted (Login ID, email addy, and DL#).  And that wasted almost 40 minutes.

I tried to login anyway and it just went back to "Step 3". 🤪

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With the frustration of the post above still fresh in my mind, I asked for help from one of the marvelous people here that I have watched help others hog-tied by Illinois odious systems.  That would be wonderful and fantastic Molly.  I don't know how she worked her magic, (esp. over a weekend!) but she got the ISP site "unfrozen" so I was able to complete my registration and then my renewal.

 

Thanks Molly! 😃

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On 10/26/2021 at 12:09 PM, JTHunter said:

With the frustration of the post above still fresh in my mind, I asked for help from one of the marvelous people here that I have watched help others hog-tied by Illinois odious systems.  That would be wonderful and fantastic Molly.  I don't know how she worked her magic, (esp. over a weekend!) but she got the ISP site "unfrozen" so I was able to complete my registration and then my renewal.

 

Thanks Molly! 😃

She is a treasure for sure and she asks nothing for herself.  
 

>>>CAUTION<<< solicitation follows.

 

It would be nice if the many that Molly has helped took just a few moments to donate to Illinois Carry so that she can continue to advocate this of us that are mystified by the ISP FSB.  

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Applied around 10/4/21


Denied because of mental health admission OVER 5 years

 

Saw a specialist for psych eval and appeal form(by the way these specialists charge anywhere from $500-$3500). Highly recommended this Doc

 

Everything sent certified to Springfield 10/21/21

 

Just went active today 10/29/21

 

Should be in my mailbox next week, fingers crossed. 

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I received a letter stating my foid expires at the end of the month.  When I go to www.ispfsb.com and click into the area to renew my foid I am greeted with a pop-up about revoked instructor credentials. After entering my info (I believe it should be valid still.  I renewed my ccl a couple years ago.) and clicking "sign in" the page reloads and I shown the pop-up about instructor credentials again and a blank log in form... No errors or informational messages. Endless circle.

 

Anyone have any ideas on how to proceed?

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I also received a letter in the mail saying it was time to renew my FOID.

 

Just logged in to the ISP website. It shows Expiration Date on both FOID and CCL as "COVID-19". My FOID card shows that it expires in March of this year, CCL is good until 2024.

 

I thought we can use CCL card instead of FOID card right? For purposes of buying ammo/firearms?

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I did get a letter to renew. I did so and it took just about 90 days to get it done with a valid CCL, Instructor and prints on file for instructor. All in all not bad, but they still have a massive backlog of people waiting for extended periods... most of which applied long ago. It's nice they are getting them out now, but they should have dealt with the huge backlog first. My2

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On 1/18/2022 at 4:17 PM, John Q Public said:

I did get a letter to renew. I did so and it took just about 90 days to get it done with a valid CCL, Instructor and prints on file for instructor. All in all not bad, but they still have a massive backlog of people waiting for extended periods... most of which applied long ago. It's nice they are getting them out now, but they should have dealt with the huge backlog first. My2

 

I agree with you 100%. It is very interesting to note that the ISP does not publish (on their dashboard) any statistics on CCL renewals. They have new/renewal FOID, FTIP, and new CCL information, but nothing on Renewal CCLs. It seems that is the "junk drawer" of application processing. 

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Wife received the ISP letter stating to renew FOID in Dec 2021, (expires March 2022) can confirm no renewal button on website.  Her CCL expires 2025.  I received the ISP letter in November & have a FOID expiring 2-1-22.  I'm also not getting renewal button.  My CCL expires 2024.  Looks like it is working as intended which is surprising for Illinois.  

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On 1/22/2022 at 11:33 AM, jlowrie said:

Looks like it is working as intended which is surprising for Illinois.  

 

I am glad things are working for you. For me, it is the state working at its usual logic/speed/ efficiency.

 

FOID Expires 4/1/2022

CCL Expires 5/2026 (with fingerprints, for what it is worth)

 

Renewed FOID on Website on 12/8/2021 (Hoping to get an "old" FOID card)

 

From 12/8/2021 to 1/5/2022 received message (Online): "We have received your submission and your payment was successful. We have not yet reviewed any aspect of your application. It is in the verification queue."

 

From 1/6/2022 to 1/22/2022 (today) received message (Online):  "Your submission successfully completed the background review and has been sent to await printing."

 

Today (1/22/2022) received a letter from ISP, dated 12/21/2021 and postmarked 1/18/2022 stating that my FOID was up for renewal. The letter did note that if I renewed before expiration, the FOID would be considered valid. It also stated the COVID extensions. There was no mention whatsoever of the new law in which I would not need to renew if my CCL expires later than my FOID.

 

I would not have posted this at all if I did not receive the letter. Now considering the letter is dated 14 days after my application, and the letter was sent (postmarked) over 25 days after it was dated and 12 days after my application was approved, I think that the state is back to its money/time wasting processes.

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