Q: Getting a license reinstated in another state
so I got my license revoked in Wisconsin because of a dui 2 years ago, I'm eligible for reinstatement starting tomorrow. I'm also moving to Illinois in 4 days, do I still have to pay reinstatement in Wisconsin, or can I just get my license in Illinois?
A: Section 343.38(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes requires you to comply with the reinstatement requirements, including paying a $200 reinstatement fee. The court ordered that the DMV revoke your operating privilege for 2 years, but this does not mean your privilege to drive is automatically reinstated. The revocation continues indefinitely until you comply with all reinstatement requirements.
When you apply for an Illinois driver license, the Illinois Secretary of State will check with the National Driver Registry Problem Pointer System to see if your operating privilege is suspended, revoked or cancelled in any other state, and if so, you will not be eligible for issuance of a driver license in Illinois or any other state. Therefore, you must reinstate your operating privilege in Wisconsin to be eligible for a driver license in Illinois.
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