Per the statute “430 ILCS 65/4” (a-25):

Beginning January 1, 2023 each applicant for the issuance of a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card (FOID Card) may include a full set of his or her fingerprints in electronic format to the Illinois State Police, unless the applicant has previously provided a full set of his or her fingerprints to the Illinois State Police under this Act or the Firearm Concealed Carry Act.

As the Illinois State Police puts it, “upon a Firearms Transaction Inquiry Program (FTIP) approval, the Illinois State Police (ISP) will automatically renew a person’s Firearm Owner’s Identification Card (FOID) for individuals who have submitted a full set of fingerprints to ISP specifically for their FOID card or Concealed Carry License. The individual’s 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 Owners Identification Card Act. As FOID cards are replaced, new cards will not include the issuance or expiration dates.”

To read more from the Illinois State Police, click here.

To read more from the Illinois State Police Firearms Services Bureau, click here.

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