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Military — Korean Service

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Any Illinois resident who participated in the U.S. Armed Forces on or after July 27, 1954 in Korea may apply.

Fees

Random-Number Korean Service License Plates
  • Newly acquired vehicle/first-time issuance - $198 ($95 title fee + $101 registration fee + $2 Korean Service license plates fee)
  • Currently titled vehicle/first-time issuance - $103 ($101 registration fee + $2 Korean Service license plates fee)
  • Current plates expire within 90 days - $132 ($101 registration fee + $2 Korean Service license plates fee + $29 replacement fee)
  • Current plates do not expire within 90 days - $31 ($2 Korean Service license plates fee + $29 replacement fee)
  • Annual renewal - $101 ($101 registration fee)

Switching from current random-number Korean Service plates to vanity and/or personalized Korean Service plates requires a $29 replacement fee. Registration fee may vary based on current registration.


Vanity Korean Service License Plates
  • Newly acquired vehicle/first-time issuance - $198 ($95 title fee + $101 registration fee + $2 Korean Service license plates fee)
  • Currently titled vehicle/first-time issuance - $103 ($101 registration fee + $2 Korean Service license plates fee)
  • Current plates expire within 90 days - $132 ($101 registration fee + $2 Korean Service license plates fee + $29 replacement fee)
  • Current plates do not expire within 90 days - $31 ($2 Korean Service license plates fee + $29 replacement fee)
  • Annual renewal - $101 ($101 registration fee)

Personalized Korean Service License Plates
  • Newly acquired vehicle/first-time issuance - $198 ($95 title fee + $101 registration fee + $2 Korean Service license plates fee)
  • Currently titled vehicle/first-time issuance - $103 ($101 registration fee + $2 Korean Service license plates fee)
  • Current plates expire within 90 days - $132 ($101 registration fee + $2 Korean Service license plates fee + $29 replacement fee)
  • Current plates do not expire within 90 days - $31 ($2 Korean Service license plates fee + $29 replacement fee)
  • Annual renewal - $101 ($101 registration fee)

To Apply

  • One must provide a photocopy of DD214 (discharge from military service) indicating applicant received a Korean Service Defense Medal, or a letter of verification from the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs or the federal government showing applicant's service record and completed an Affirmation for Korean Service License Plates.
  • The request can only be processed in Springfield. Apply in person or mail the proper documentation to:
    Secretary of State
    501 S. 2nd St.
    Howlett Building, Room 541
    Springfield, Illinois 62756

Availability

  • Korean Service license plates are multi-year and may be displayed on passenger vehicles, trucks and vans weighing 8,000 pounds or less and sport utility vehicles.
  • Eligible for Benefit Access Program

Renewal Methods