Replace Drivers License

In the state of Illinois, you can only get a replacement driver’s license in person. In this article, I’m going to go over the requirements that you must meet in order to receive a replacement driver’s license. I’m also going to go over the steps that you must take, the fees that you must pay and the amount of time that it will take to get your replacement driver’s license.

 

How to Get a Replacement Driver’s License in Person

In order to replace your driver’s license in person, you must first go to an Illinois Driver Service Facility. Once you are at the service facility, you will need to provide proper identification to receive your replacement driver’s license. If you are not changing any information on your ID, then acceptable forms of identification are a United States passport, a current government ID card, a cancelled check, a court order, a driver’s education certificate, a credit card, mortgage loan documents, a CDPT certification form, a state ID card, a temporary ID card, a debit card, a United States military ID card, a foreign passport, military service records, United States citizenship and immigration forms, a Medicare card or your Social Security card. If you are changing information on your ID, then you will need to provide documentation related to the desired change. For example, if you want to change your date of birth you will need to provide either your birth certificate, a naturalization certificate, a passport, a United States military ID card, a United States Visa, a certified high school transcript, adoption records or a court order. If you want to change your address, then you will need to provide either a canceled check, a credit report, an electronic deposit receipt, a retirement statement, a utility bill, a high school report card, official mail received from the federal government, an insurance policy or a medical claim. If you want to change your gender, then you will need to provide either a military ID card, a Social Security card or a military service record. Once you have provided the necessary information, the facility will then charge you $5 for your replacement driver’s license. The $5 fee will be waved if you are 60+ years old, have filed a police report and provided a copy of the police report to the driving facility. You will then receive your replacement driver’s license, in the mail, within several weeks.

 

Why Can’t You Get a Replacement Driver’s License Online?

In the state of Illinois, you can only get a replacement driver’s license in person. While this may be an inconvenience for some, getting a replacement driver’s license in person is currently the only option available for the residents of Illinois. The likely reason for this is that some states feel more comfortable handling legal matters in person instead of online. It could also have something to do with lack of technology.

 

Getting a Replacement Driver’s License Isn’t That Complicated

Throughout this article, I have gone over the necessary steps and requirements that you need to take to get a replacement driver’s license. I have also told you the fees required for a replacement drivers license, the amount of time it will take to get your replacement driver’s license and given some theories on why you can only replace a driver’s license in person. Hopefully, this article has been helpful and you will now know what to do if you ever need to replace a driver’s license.