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NEW TEMPORARY VISITOR DRIVER’S LICENSE (TVDL) FOR UNDOCUMENTED (NON-VISA STATUS) INDIVIDUALS

The public is encouraged to visit the Secretary of State’s booth at the Chicago Auto Show in the South Hall of McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr., February 14 through 22 from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. to renew their driver’s license or identification card; purchase their vehicle sticker or specialty license plates; process vehicle title applications or disability parking placards; or register to become an organ/tissue donor.

On January 27, 2013, the governor signed Senate Bill 957 into law allowing non-visa status individuals to obtain a temporary visitor driver’s license (TVDL). In December 2013, non-visa status applicants will begin the process of obtaining a TVDL. Appointments are required. Please review the required documents in the links provided prior to your appointment. The goal of the office is to ensure the program is implemented in a way that improves traffic safety, underscores the importance of driver’s license integrity and security, and provides the highest level of customer service.

Effective July 1, 2014 or after, a person age 18-20 must present proof of successful completion of a 6-hour adult driver education and training course.

The Secretary of State’s Office began accepting appointments for the Temporary Visitors Driver’s License (TVDL) for Undocumented (Non-Visa Status) Individuals on November 12. Applicants may make an appointment through this web site or by calling 855-236-1155.

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