How Do You Obtain an Illinois Gun License?

To get a gun license Illinois, the applicant must be at least 21 years old, have a firearm owner’s identification card, and not have any misdemeanor or felony convictions, according to the Illinois State Police Firearms Services Bureau. These requirements exist in addition to other eligibility requirements for a concealed carry license. Illinois has required the concealed carry license since 2013.

As of 2015, there are also other eligibility requirements to get a concealed carry license in Illinois. The applicant can’t have two or more violations related to drugs or alcohol while driving, have a pending arrest warrant, or have ever been in a court-ordered treatment facility for alcohol or drugs in the last five years, reports the ISPFSB.

To get a gun license in Illinois, the resident needs to have completed concealed carry firearms training with an approved instructor, according to the ISPFSB. The website has a search function for finding an approved instructor. This individual also needs a valid identification card or driver’s license, a photograph of the head and shoulders taken in the last 30 days and a full set of electronic fingerprints. He must also provide information regarding the last 10 years of residency. There is a fee required for both residents and non-residents of Illinois.