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How to Change Name or Address on Illinois Driver License

Illinois driver’s license or ID card holders must apply for a corrected driver’s license/ID card by visiting a Driver Services facility within 30 days of legally changing their name. The driver must provide documentation that links the new name to the name on the current driver’s license/ID card and on file with the Secretary of State’s office.

The name displayed on the driver’s license/ID card will be the full given name and surname as recorded at birth, recorded at marriage, recorded with the Social Security Administration or otherwise established through legal action. The appropriate fee must be paid to receive a corrected driver’s license and/or ID card.

A driver’s license or ID card holder must notify the Secretary of State’s office of an address change within 10 days of any move by visiting a Driver Services facility; visiting www.cyberdriveillinois.com; or writing to: Secretary of State, Driver Services Department, Address Change, 2701 S. Dirksen Pkwy., Springfield, IL 62723.

Driver’s license or ID card holders will not receive a new document reflecting the address change unless they visit a facility, present acceptable forms of proof of residency with a valid mailing address and pay the appropriate fee. CDL holders must notify the Secretary of State’s office within 10 days of a name/address change and must obtain a corrected driver’s license within 30 days of a name/address change.

Note: Driver Services facilities are closed on all state and federal holidays. Applicants should check facility hours before visiting. Facility phone numbers are available in the government listings of the telephone directory or at www.cyberdriveillinois.com.

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