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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Illinois Secretary Of State Offices And Driver’s License Facilities Closures

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Illinois Secretary of State Offices and Driver’s License Facilities Closures

All Illinois Secretary of State offices, including Driver Service facilities, are closed to the public through April 30, 2020, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. During this time, the following accommodations are in effect for Illinois residents:

  1. Expiration dates for driver’s licenses, identification cards, vehicle registrations and other transactions and document filings will be extended at least 30-days after Driver Services Facilities reopen.
  1. Online services are available at for many transactions, including:
  • obtaining a duplicate driver’s license or ID card;
  • renewing a vehicle registration;
  • obtaining a driver record abstract;
  • renewing a standard driver’s license with the Safe Driver Renewal program;
  • filing Business Services documents, such as incorporations and annual reports.
  1. Individuals with issues involving administrative hearings may contact (312) 793-3722 or (217) 782-7065.
  1. Remote notarization via two-way audio-video communication is allowed if the notary public is physically within the State while performing the notarial act and the transaction follows the guidance posted by the Illinois Secretary of State on its website.
  1. Any act of witnessing required by Illinois law may be completed remotely via two-way audio-video communication technology; if specified requirements are met as outlined by the Illinois Secretary of State on its website.
  1. The REAL ID deadline for Illinois driver’s licenses or ID cards is extended for one year, to October1, 2021. Current driver’s licenses or ID cards will continue to be accepted at airports, military bases and secure federal facilities until Oct. 1, 2021.

If you have any questions about temporary closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak or any immigration matter, contact our attorneys at the Law Offices of Azita M. Mojarad, P.C. Our experienced immigration attorneys can address your concerns and advise you of the proper course of action to take.

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