The Illinois Secretary of State’s Office has extended the expiration dates for driver’s licenses and ID cards for an additional three months — from Nov. 1, 2020, until Feb. 1, 2021.
The new Feb. 1 extension also includes those who have October, November, December and January expiration dates. As a result, expired driver’s licenses and ID cards will remain valid until Feb. 1, 2021.
Secretary of State Jesse White said the extension was made so that customers do not need to rush into Driver Services facilities during the pandemic.
“Extending expiration dates until Feb. 1 means people with an expired driver’s license and ID card do not need to visit a Driver Services facility immediately,” he said. “During this pandemic, we continue to think creatively to serve the public as efficiently as possible, while making public health and safety our top priority.”
License plates stickers remain extended until Nov. 1, 2020, as they can easily be renewed online.
White continues to urge the public to consider using online services when possible instead of visiting a facility due to heavy customer volume.
Customers who can conduct business online may go to www.cyberdriveillinois.com to take advantage of online services — such as renewing license plate stickers, obtaining a duplicate driver’s license or ID card, obtaining a driving record abstract or renewing a standard driver’s license through the Safe Driver renewal program — from the comfort of their own home.
The Secretary of State’s Office noted that online transactions continue to rise, with an increase of 84% in online license plate sticker renewals when compared to the same period in 2019.
Month/Year — Online License Plate Sticker Renewals
- June 1 – Sept. 20, 2020: 1,201,659 (84% increase)
- June 1 – Sept. 20, 2019: 654,596
The office recently extended the driver’s license expiration date by one year for qualified drivers age 75 and older. The new expiration date is their birthday in 2021.
For those customers who must visit a facility, face masks are required. In addition, customers are asked to be patient due to heavy volume and to be prepared to wait outside in various types of weather. This is due to social distancing, which limits the number of people inside a facility at one time.
For more information, visit www.cyberdriveillinois.com.
SOURCE: Illinois Secretary of State’s Office news release
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