Per the FOID act of 1968 (430 ILCS 65), a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card is required for residents of Illinois to possess or acquire the following:
Applicants must be 21 years of age or have a parent or legal guardian sponsor that is eligible for a FOID card. FOID applicants must not be prohibited from possessing firearms in accordance with state or federal law. This requires the applicant is/has:
Application process to get a FOID is completed online. For special circumstances and those who don’t have a computer, applicants may call the ISP at 217-782-7980.
The current cost for the FOID is $10, and is payable by credit card or electronic check at the time of the application. A $1 service charge is applied for using credit cards or electronic check.
FOID card is valid for 10 years.