REAL ID goes into effect on October 1, 2020.For Illinois residents who fly domestically, effective Oct. 1 2020 the federal government will require you to use a valid U.S. passport or obtain a REAL ID from the Illinois Secretary of State‚Äôs office.
To see what documents you need to apply for a REAL ID, visit the REAL ID Interactive Checklist. Make sure you are prepared and be patient when visiting a Driver Services Facility.