Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White on Friday prolonged the expiration date for driver’s licenses and state IDs, this time by means of July 31.
The final reprieve, issued in December 2021, stretched by means of March 31 and was the ultimate one, White mentioned on the time.
Officers mentioned the newest adjustment was made so “clients don’t must rush into driver providers amenities, particularly throughout inclement climate.”
It means Illinois residents with licenses or ID playing cards which have expired or will expire between now and the tip of July have further time to resume.
Learner’s permits are additionally included.
The extension is one in all many the company has issued because the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March 2020, closing a number of secretary of state amenities for months throughout the state that yr. The omicron surge in late 2021 and early 2022 additionally induced White to shut places of work for a interval.
Many drivers are eligible to resume their licenses or receive ID playing cards on-line however first should have acquired a letter from the secretary of state’s workplace with a singular private identification quantity. To be taught extra about that service, name (217) 785-1424.
In-person visits are required for: first-time drivers; first-time state ID and REAL ID candidates; and drivers ages 75 and older searching for license renewals.
White urged Illinoisans to resume automobile stickers on-line. Different on-line providers embrace duplicate driver’s licenses or ID playing cards, driving information or renewing a license beneath the Secure Driver renewal program.
Industrial drivers should not eligible for the extension.
To be taught extra, go to ilsos.gov.