A Pistol Safety Course is required for a Pistol license:
Submitting an Application
Step 1) Before you submit your application for your CCL, make sure you have the following information handy:
An application will require:
Step 2) Access the CCL application at http://www.isp.state.il.us/ (Click on the ‘Firearms Services: FOID Concealed Carry FFL Portal’ button to the upper right corner of the homepage), then click on the ‘Concealed Carry License’ Button.
Step 3) Register for an Illinois State Police User ID. Login with your ID and password once you have registered.
Step 4) Once you receive your ID and password in your email that you have provided, click on the Illinois Digital ID website button to obtain a Digital ID before beginning your application. Once you have read all of the agreements on the website, and you have entered all information accurately, click on the ‘Submit’ button. You will receive a confirmation email and a link. Click on the link to continue with your application.
Step 5) Complete the application online (remember to upload and attach your photo). The last page of the application is the payment form (payments are required with a Credit Card). Submit your payment and your application is complete!
What is an FOID card and how do I get one?
As part of the licensing requirements, all residents of Illinois are required to apply for a ‘Firearms Owner Identification’ card (aka FOID )
While other states do not require this extra step in licensing, Illinois requires applicants to take this step in receiving their CCL.
How to obtain an FOID card
Obtaining a FOID card is a very simply process!
Step 1) Fill out an online application at: http://www.shoregalleries.com/foidcardapp.pdf (if this link does not work, you can also fill out the online application from the Illinois State Police website found here: http://www.isp.state.il.us/ )
Step 2) Once you have completed your online application, print it out and attach a money order or a check for the amount of $10 to the Illinois State Police.
Step 3) Mail your application to: ` Illinois State Police – FOID Post Office Box 19233 Springfield, IL 62794-9233
Once your application is received, it can take up to 30 days to process and deliver your FOID card, if approved.
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