1. Two Documents Verifying Identity:
Applicants must present two forms of identification to verify their name and date of birth. Acceptable documents include a valid passport or driver’s license, Social Security Card, U.S. Military ID card, permanent resident card, or an unexpired foreign passport with an I-94 form.
2. Proof of Social Security Number:
If you have one, you must provide proof of your social security number such as your social security card, a W-2 form, or an SSA-1099 form.
3. Two Proofs of Residential Address:
The Secretary of State requires applicants to provide two separate documents that list the applicant's current address such as a utility bill, bank statement, or pay stub.
4. Proof of Lawful Presence:
Those applying for a Real ID must prove that they are legally present in the United States. This can be done by presenting an unexpired U.S. Passport or passport card, permanent resident card, or any other document listed on the Secretary of State website as proof of legal status in the country.
Applicants must bring payment to cover the cost of their Real ID-compliant driver's license or state identification card. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, check, debit/credit card, and money order payable to the Illinois Secretary of State office.
6. Documentation Concerning Name Changes:
If applicable, applicants must present documents proving any name changes such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order.
7. Driver’s License Transfer:
If you are transferring your valid driver's license from another state, you must present proof that it is in good standing with the Secretary of State office.
8. Passport Photograph:
All applicants are required to bring a passport-style photograph taken within the past six months and meet the Secretary of State's requirements for size and clarity.