Extended license renewal deadline
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White recently announced that the expiration date for driver’s licenses, learner’s permits and state ID cards would be extended until July 31.
“The previous extension was scheduled to end on March 31, 2022,” officials said. “As a result, expired driver’s licenses, ID cards and learner’s permits will remain valid until July 31, 2022, so customers do not need to rush into Driver Services facilities, especially in bad weather. This extension does not apply to Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs) and CDL Learner’s Permits.
Officials for the Secretary of State added that the office has “expanded online renewals of expired driver’s licenses and ID cards and continues to send letters to eligible customers. The letter provides drivers license and ID card holders with a unique PIN code needed to renew online instead of going to a facility and queuing.
Customers can call (217) 785-1424 to confirm their eligibility for online renewal or to get their PIN, officials said, adding that White is still encouraging people to do other business online at ilsos.gov .
In other reminders, White’s office said his office is also extending expiration dates for restricted driver’s licenses (RDPs) through July 31, for those that expired on or after December 1, 2021 through July 30.
Additionally, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has extended the federal REAL ID deadline to May 3, White’s office said.