Lost FOID...How to go about replacing it.
If someone lost their FOID is there a process in place to report/replace it or does one just apply for a FOID?
I don't know if there is an immediate replacement, if you already have a valid card, and what the procedure would be.
BTW, I have left the card at gunshops before, and had to go back and get it. It's a common place to lose the card.
Call up IL-State Police- i bet they have a procedure.
Questions may be directed to the ISP FOID Section by phone at 217-782-7980 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday or using the online FOID inquiry form. http://www.isp.state.il.us/foid/foidinquiry.cfm
From what I understand the only way to replace a lost card is to get a new one.
The above would be correct sir, I am a Police Officer. I lost mine also awhile ago. You will have to fill out another form and send it in to ISP. I didn't like it either, but that is what I was told when I called in to the FOID section in Springfield. There should be a portion of the form where you can indicate that your previous card was lost. Hope this helps!!
Thanks all for the replies...I had most of the info (contact number as such) but didn't see anything that dealt with how to replace a lost FOID. i figured it must have happened to someone else and they would know. Thanks again for the answer/suggestions.
Would it be beneficial to file a police report?
So does it mean your a felon now that you don actually have the FOID card?
Since the old card is not expired, the old number on the card is active until the new card is issued so you/he has an active FOID. Once the new card is activated the old card is no longer valid so no need to file a police report. Although it does havew all of your old info on it. That alone is a little scary.
When my luggage was stolen back in October along with my FOID, I called up the ISP at the Springfield and I believe they annotated the old card as stolen on the computer, and then said just send in a new application. Got the new one in about a month.
Please let me know if anyone has used this online inquiry and actually gotten a response back in a usable timeframe.