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Driver's Licenses Extended Again

The Illinois Secretary of State has extended expiration dates for driver’s licenses, ID cards, and learner’s permits. Dates have been extended until July 31st, 2022.  The previous extension had been March 31st. Secretary of State Jesse White says this is to alleviate stress of rushing to the DMV. This does not apply to CDL’s and CDL permits. SOS Spokesperson Henry Haupt says that the date will help a lot of people who may have expired cards.



Haupt says there is no need to rush to Drivers Services Facilities, especially in bad weather.



Online renewals for expired driver’s licenses and ID cards can be done at ilsos.gov.  There are also letters being sent out to those who are expired. In the letter is a unique PIN for accessing y our information and renewing online instead of visiting a facility and waiting in line.


Customers may also call 217-785-1424 to confirm their eligibility.  If you are a first-time driver’s license seeker or ID card seeker, or if you are trying to get a REAL ID for the first time, or if you are 75 years of age or older, you need to visit a facility for renewing your license. Restricted Driving Permits are also being extended, and the federal REAL ID deadline has been extended to May 3rd, 2023. 


Again, visit www.ilsos.gov to find out all you can do online for driver’s services. 

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