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Driver’s license and ID card expiration extended to December 1

Information provided by the Illinois Secretary of State

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (July 25, 2022) – Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that expiration dates for driver’s licenses, ID cards, and learner’s permits are being extended until December 1, 2022. The previous extension was set to end on July 31, 2022. As a result, expired driver’s licenses, ID cards, and learner’s permits will remain valid until December 1, 2022, so customers do not need to rush into Driver Services facilities. This extension does not apply to commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) and CDL learner’s permits.

Online capabilities

White’s office expanded online renewals for expired driver’s licenses and ID cards and continues to mail letters to eligible customers. The letter provides driver’s license and ID card holders with a unique PIN needed to renew online instead of visiting a facility and waiting in line. Customers may call 217-785-1424 to confirm their eligibility for online renewal or to obtain their PIN. They may also visit to look up their eligibility status.

Customers who must visit a facility include first-time driver’s license or ID card applicants, first-time REAL ID applicants, and drivers ages 75 and older who are required by state law to visit a facility when renewing their license.

White continues to encourage people to conduct other business online at In addition to driver’s license and ID card renewals for those who qualify, online services include obtaining a duplicate driver’s license or ID card, ordering a driver record and purchasing license plate stickers.

Other extensions

White noted his office is also extending the expiration dates of Restricted Driving Permits (RDPs) to December 1, 2022, for those that expired on or after December 1, 2021, through December 1, 2022.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has extended the federal REAL ID deadline to May 3, 2023.

Illinois Secretary of State (ILSOS)
Illinois Secretary of State (ILSOS)
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