In 2013, a new bill created the new temporary visitor driver's license program in Illinois. It allows undocumented (non-visa status) individuals to apply for a temporary visitor driver's license, also known as a TVDL. Anyone who wishes to apply must have resided in the State of Illinois for more than 12 months.
The temporary visitor driver's license gives the holder the privilege to drive, it is not valid for identification purposes. The license is marked with "Not valid for identification". This means that the license cannot be used to board an airplane, enter a federal building, register to vote or apply for a Firearm Owner Identification.
To apply for an Illinois temporary visitor driver's license, you must make an advance appointment at one of the 36 designated Driver Services facilities. Just like any other driver's license, you must pass a vision test, the driver knowledge test, and a behind-the-wheel road test. [Read more...]