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ISP Update on FOID Card & Fingerprints As of December 30, 2022

Updated: Mar 1, 2023

FOID Card Renewal for Individuals with Fingerprints on File in Illinois

The Illinois State Police (SP) announced in December 2022 that, upon approval by the Firearms Transaction Inquiry Program (FTIP), on January 1, 2023 they will automatically renew a person's Firearm Owner's Identification Card (FOID). Eligible individuals ate those who have submitted a full set of fingerprints to ISP specifically for their FOID card or Concealed Carry License.

The FOID card will remain active for a period of 10 years from the date of the FTIP approval, so long as the card holder is not subject to revocation or suspension under the Firearm Owner's Identification Card Act.

As FOID cards are replaced, new cards will not include the issuance or expiration dates pursuant to FOID Act updates that took effect January 1, 2022.

“The automatic renewal of a FOID card will expedite the process for many card holders while still ensuring people who are prohibited under the FOID Act do not have legal access to a card,” said ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly. “Automatic renewal will also allow staff to focus on Clear and Present Danger reports, Firearm Restraining Orders, as well as FOID correlations and enforcement.”

ISP will check fingerprints against all available State and local criminal history record information files. FOID card duration, renewal, and expiration information can be found in the FOID Card Act rules, Section 1230.30.

Individuals who apply for a FOID card may include a full set of their fingerprints transmitted through a live scan fingerprint vendor licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), which will be kept on file for potential automatic renewals.

Individuals who currently have a FOID card but have not submitted a full set of fingerprints to ISP may do so by going to a live scan vendor and uploading them to their account at A list of licensed fingerprint vendors can be found on the IDFPR website.

This is a reprint of the ISP press release that you can download below.

ISP Press Release Dec 30 2022
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