New to Illinois? Register your vehicle
As a new Illinois resident, you may continue to drive on your valid out-of-state driver's license for 90 days. Commercial driver's license holders must obtain an Illinois Commercial driver's license within 30 days of becoming an Illinois resident.
To obtain a new driver's license, you must visit a Driver Services facility to surrender your out-of-state license and pass a vision screening, written exam and possibly a drive exam. Proper identification must be presented so we can verify your full name, date of birth, Social Security number, Illinois residency and written signature.
You must change your vehicle registration and order new license plates within 30 days by filling out a form at a Driver Services facility.