Due to circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the national emergency declaration, the Department of Homeland Security, as directed by President Donald J. Trump, is extending the REAL ID enforcement deadline beyond the current October 1, 2020 deadline. They have determined that states require a twelve-month delay and that the new deadline for REAL ID enforcement is October 1, 2021.

From June 1 through July 31, facilities will focus on serving ONLY new drivers, customers with expired driver’s licenses/ID cards and vehicle transactions. 
Online Services Still Encouraged Go to www.cyberdriveillinois.com to take advantage of many online services
• renewing a vehicle registration; • obtaining a duplicate driver’s license or ID card; • obtaining a driving record abstract; • renewing a driver’s license through the Safe Driver Renewal program.
90-Day Extensions for Driver’s License/ID and Vehicle Registration Jesse White is reminding customers that his office extended expiration dates by at least 90 days after the governor’s June 1 disaster proclamation executive order ends. This extension will ensure driver’s licenses, ID cards and vehicle registrations remain valid and will help alleviate the initial rush of customers visiting the reopened facilities.


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.