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#1 vito

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Posted 15 June 2021 - 10:18 AM

My FOID renewal was sent to ISP in March 2020. It is now 15 months and I am still waiting. I have not had any issue with the "Covid 19 expiration" but it is frustrating to have the State of Illinois be so inept. 


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#2 Molly B.

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Posted 15 June 2021 - 10:39 AM

Have we sent in an inquiry for you?


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Posted 15 June 2021 - 11:03 AM

No. That would be appreciated. Thanks.


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Posted 15 June 2021 - 11:08 AM

send me a private message with you full legal name, date of birth, FOID number.


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Posted 15 June 2021 - 07:53 PM

Hi Molly; we are in the same situation as Vito; applied for renewal in Feb 2020 and still "Under Review.  We hope that it's okay if we likewise PM you, please, and thanks for any help in advance...


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Posted 15 June 2021 - 08:42 PM

Sure thing!
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Posted 15 June 2021 - 10:21 PM

Hey molly sorry to bother you as well but I did my ccl renewal 3/25/2019 and it’s still under review. Then did a foid address change 10/10/2020, and now received a letter that my foid is going to expire in September so I just did the renewal on my foid 6/15/21. I feel at this rate my card will expire before even receiving it. I did submit fingerprints the first time I applied but not for the renewal figured they should be on file. Any help would be appreciated thanks for your time.

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Posted 16 June 2021 - 10:16 AM

My renewed FOID card finally showed up after 508 days.  I renewed it on Jan 5, 2020 because it was set to expire on April 20, 2020. After a few emails to the IL Firearm Services Bureau, I received the same reminder that the card isn't really expired, blah, blah, blah.

 

So, my wife's FOID was expiring and she renewed it the second week of May 2021. BAM, both of our cards showed up in the mailbox less than 14 days later. Just wow.


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Posted 16 June 2021 - 11:20 AM

My renewed FOID card finally showed up after 508 days.  I renewed it on Jan 5, 2020 because it was set to expire on April 20, 2020. After a few emails to the IL Firearm Services Bureau, I received the same reminder that the card isn't really expired, blah, blah, blah.

 

So, my wife's FOID was expiring and she renewed it the second week of May 2021. BAM, both of our cards showed up in the mailbox less than 14 days later. Just wow.

I emailed my rep on 3 different foid cards all came within 2 weeks. 

AGAIN people should contact their local rep. 


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Posted 17 June 2021 - 07:51 AM

I emailed my rep on 3 different foid cards all came within 2 weeks. 

AGAIN people should contact their local rep. 

 

Sometimes it depends on the local rep . . . some are more helpful than others.


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Posted 17 June 2021 - 07:52 AM

Hey molly sorry to bother you as well but I did my ccl renewal 3/25/2019 and it’s still under review. Then did a foid address change 10/10/2020, and now received a letter that my foid is going to expire in September so I just did the renewal on my foid 6/15/21. I feel at this rate my card will expire before even receiving it. I did submit fingerprints the first time I applied but not for the renewal figured they should be on file. Any help would be appreciated thanks for your time.

Please send me a private message with your full legal name, date of birth, and FOID number. 


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Posted 17 June 2021 - 02:01 PM

My FOID renewal was sent to ISP in March 2020. It is now 15 months and I am still waiting. I have not had any issue with the "Covid 19 expiration" but it is frustrating to have the State of Illinois be so inept. 

 

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Posted 17 June 2021 - 03:23 PM

My dad and wife both applied for their renewal on June 5, 2021 (a Saturday). The new card went active on June 09 2021 (the following Wednesday) and both actually received the new card today, June 17, 2021 (Thursday). Usually we DO NOT have that kind of good luck!



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Posted 20 June 2021 - 03:14 PM

My FOID renewal was sent to ISP in March 2020. It is now 15 months and I am still waiting. I have not had any issue with the "Covid 19 expiration" but it is frustrating to have the State of Illinois be so inept. 

holy cow! mine was about five weeks for the FOID. CCL still says under review. That one might take a min8ute.


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Posted 29 June 2021 - 09:15 AM

I called my State Representative (a Republican, and one of the good guys when it comes to gun issues) and his office said that all that they can do to help is submit an inquiry. That was yesterday, and I was told that I should have an answer from them by this morning, but so far nothing. 


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Posted 30 June 2021 - 02:22 PM

So, on the one hand, 16 months after my request for renewal, I PM'd Molly who dutifully sent an inquiry and lo and behold, within 2 weeks of her query, I had my FOID card with an issue date in Jun 2021 as well as an expiration in Jun 2031, so I wasn't penalized after waiting all this time.

 

Unfortunately, my wife applied in Mar 2020 and she is still "Under Review" so I've forwarded her info for Molly too, with much appreciation for her intervention.

 

The real question for me is without Molly's query, how long would I and others like me have to wait?  It's ridiculous that only the invention of an elected or Illinois Carry representative gets you a very rapid response!


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Posted 30 June 2021 - 03:27 PM

2/4/20 renewal application

6/23/21 issued

6/30/21 in mail



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Posted 03 July 2021 - 03:57 PM

I contacted my State Rep's office who claimed that they could do nothing other than submit an inquiry. They called me back saying that they were told that my renewal is in the "final stage" of "review" and that I should expect my new FOID card within 2 to 4 weeks. We shall see. 


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Posted 20 July 2021 - 04:41 PM

7/20 and still waiting. If nothing in the next week or so I will call my State Representative, again. 


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Posted 21 July 2021 - 09:58 AM

7/20 and still waiting. If nothing in the next week or so I will call my State Representative, again. 

 

From the article... "The bill approved in June will finally begin to address the backlog."  (Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association.)

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 08:46 PM

One of our clients just received theirs after 17 months.
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Posted 21 July 2021 - 09:08 PM

One of our clients just received theirs after 17 months.

 

wow. a new app? or a renewal?   that's just nuts.



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Posted 29 July 2021 - 09:32 PM

I don't know whether it was Molly's inquiry, a later one from my local rep, or that ISP is finally getting the software/hardware improvements needed to get back on track, but my wife is now showing as "Active" and we expect her FOID card shortly after renewing in Mar 2020.  Much appreciation to Valinda for getting the ball rolling!


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Posted 30 July 2021 - 08:03 AM

Molly: Any help you can offer would be appreciated. My State Rep seemed to be of little help. This has been over 16 months now and my FOID application still shows "Under Review". 


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Posted 30 July 2021 - 10:26 AM

I called the ISP Director Directly:

He said that starting a new thread was/is the holdup! Youve been moved to the bottom of the pile.


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Posted 30 July 2021 - 12:23 PM

Molly: Any help you can offer would be appreciated. My State Rep seemed to be of little help. This has been over 16 months now and my FOID application still shows "Under Review". 

Please send me a private message with your full legal name, date of birth, FOID number.


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