By David O'Brien. Moving from one state to another is up there on the list of stressful experiences. You have to find a place to live in a city you don't know, deal with a long-distance move of your belongings, and get to know your new city and neighborhood. Besides all that, you have to deal with getting a new driver's license, and registering your car , which is looked forward to by no one, ever.
Renew a Driver's License
Illinois New Driver's License Application and Renewal
Good questions. This renewal letter provides all the information you need such as the required documents, any required testing and whether you are eligible to renew online or must appear in person. Driving on an expired license may end up costing you a lot of money. Drivers who are aged 21 to 80 will have to complete an Illinois license renewal every four years, while those aged 81 to 86 will need to renew every two years.
How to Get an Illinois Driver's License
Beginning Oct. Residents who opt for the new federally compliant card will be required to come to a driver services facility and provide documents proving their identity, Social Security number and written signature, and two documents showing proof of Illinois residency. A full list of eligible documents is available at realid. Currently, 39 states, including Illinois, are in compliance with the law. The Illinois General Assembly originally opposed the law, passing a resolution in calling on Congress to repeal it.
You can update your address online, in person or by mail. Most drivers are not legally required to obtain a corrected license that reflects his or her new address. However, if you want to have your address changed on your actual license, you must do so in person at a local Secretary of State office, pay a small fee, and bring the appropriate documentation.