“REAL ID” – New Illinois Driver’s License requirements for domestic air travel

REAL ID does not go into effect until October 1, 2020.

Your current Illinois driver’s license or ID card (DL/ID) will be accepted at airports, military bases and secure federal facilities until Oct. 1, 2020. We are providing you with the choice either to obtain a REAL ID card or to keep a standard card. Take time to know your options.

To see what documents you need to apply for a REAL ID, visit the REAL ID Interactive Checklist.

All Driver Services facilities are issuing REAL IDs, with the exception of mobile units and express facilities (Diversey, Lockport, Orland Park, Rockford Auburn St., Roscoe, Washington and Wheaton).

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