Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White commended the US Department of Homeland Security for extending the federal REAL ID deadline to May of 2023. This gives Americans longer to get the new ID card and helps prevent long waiting lines at the DMV. The USDHS cited reasons for extending it was COVID-19 and the impact the virus has had on the general public.
All current Illinois driver’s licenses or ID cards will continue to be accepted at airports and secure federal facilities until May 3rd, 2023. Please visit www.cyberdriveillinois.com instead of visiting a Driver Services facility as many transactions can be conducted online and that includes renewing driver’s licenses and ID cards for those who are eligible.
All driver's licenses and ID card expiration dates have been extended until August 1st, 2021. This does not apply to commercial driver’s licenses or CDL permits.
Motorists may drive without an up-to-date license plate sticker affixed to their license plate as long as they have their receipt showing they purchased a sticker online before the expiration date. This receipt is valid for no more than 30 days from the expiration of the previous license plate registration sticker’s date.
Over the last two days of the month in March, more than 36,500 customers visited Driver Service facilities to purchase license plate stickers. 73,000 purchased their license plate stickers online at www.cyberdriveillinois.com.