Expiration dates for drivers licenses, ID cards, and learners permits have been extended again. This time, they have been extended until December 1st, 2022. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White The previous extension had been set to end on July 31st, 2022. As a result of this, expired driver’s licenses, ID cards and learner’s permits will remain valid, so customers do not need to rush into Driver Services facilities. This extension does not apply to commercial driver’s licenses (CDL’s) and CDL learner’s permits.
Secretary of State White says that his office has expanded online renewal for expired driver’s licenses and ID cards and continues to mail letters to eligible customers. The office is sending out letters which provide driver’s license and ID card holders with a unique PIN needed to renew online instead of visiting a facility. Customers may also call 217-785-1424 to confirm their eligibility for online renewal or to obtain a pin number. You can also visit ilsos.gov for more information and to check your eligibility status.
Customers who must visit a facility include first time driver’s license or ID card applicants, first time REAL ID applicants, and those who are 75 and older. White continues to encourage people to conduct business online as opposed to going in if at all possible,. Some online services you can do include a duplicate driver’s license or ID card, order a driver record, and purchase a license plate sticker. Restricted driving permits have also been extended to December 1st, 2022.
Federal REAL ID deadlines have been extended to May 3rd, 2023.