State Police Announce that FOID Card Applications Going Electronic

Mt. Vernon….Illinois State Police administrators announced this week that FOID Card applications will now only be accepted online. The picture below shows where the link will be located. The change is expected to go into effect on March 16. You may visit the Illinois State Police website at

Also this week, the ISP announced that they will be merging the process of applying for FOID and Concealed carry permits. A link to the press release detailing this change can be found here.