Mental Health admissions/ clear and present danger incidents in the past 5 years

If five years have passed since the date of your admission OR the incident giving rise to the clear and present danger, you don’t need to file a request for relief. You may file a new application and provide the Mental Health Certification, which you may obtain at the following link: checklistOpens in new window

If upon filing a new application with the required Mental Health Certification, your application is denied, you may request relief from the FCRB using the Mental Health under 5 years process as provided below.

If your Firearm Owner's Identification (FOID) Card was revoked or your FOID application was denied because less than five years ago you were (i) a patient of a mental health facility or (ii) were involved in a Clear & Present Danger incident, and you have not previously had your firearm possession rights restored through administrative or judicial action pursuant to the FOID Act, you are not permitted to obtain a Firearm Owner's Identification Card unless you receive such relief. The information required for relief is listed on the attached checklistOpens in new window. Please use this to ensure all paperwork required is provided because the relief process will not begin until the FCRB receives all necessary documentation.

Upon receipt of all documents listed above, your application will be actioned. Submission of the required documents does not guarantee the granting of relief; however, it is required to begin the review process. If you fail to provide all of the required documentation within 60 days after receipt of the notice of FOID Card denial or FOID Card revocation, your request for relief will be denied and the case will be closed.

Relevant Checklist and Forms: