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 ChecklistSafety Course License Certification Test Boating Online.
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).
|Action||Standard DL/ID||REAL ID DL/IDOrange Craft Operator Park Pleasure Card Fl Canada Astoria|
|Driving (DL only)||YES||YES|
|License Driver's 8-year To Soon Cycle On Be Renewals License Driver's 8-year To Soon Cycle On Be Renewals Using for general identification purposes||YES||YES|
|Boarding a domestic flight (U.S.) after Oct. 1, 2020||NO||YES|
|Entering a military base or secure federal facility after Oct. 1, 2020||NO||YES|