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Temporary Visitor Driver’s License (TDVL) For Undocumented Immigrants

Temporary Visitor Driver’s License (TDVL) for Undocumented Immigrants

Under Illinois law, immigrants in unlawful status who are not eligible for a Social Security number may apply for a Temporary Visitor Driver’s License (TVDL).

To apply, you must make an appointment at one of the designated Illinois Secretary of State facilities.

At the time of the appointment, you must provide documentation verifying the following:

  • – Your legal name and date of birth;
  • – Your written signature;
  • – 12 months of residency in Illinois; and
  • – Your current address.

At the appointment, you will be required to complete a Verification of Residency Form, and pass the vision, written and road exams. Your TDVL will be printed and mailed to you after your application is verified by the Secretary of State.

Important Tips:

  • A TVDL is not valid unless you have current liability insurance.
  • A TVDL is valid for driving purposes only, and not for identification.
  • A TVDL may not be valid for driving in other states,
  • A TVDL is issued for a three year period.
  • A TVDL is only available for driver’s license class D, L, or M (car or motorcycle).

If you should have any questions or need more information about ITINs or any other immigration matter, please contact the Law Offices of Azita M. Mojarad, P.C. by e-mailing us at or calling us at 312.641-0771.

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