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State Laws Extending Driving Privileges to All Residents - Illinois

Bill/Statute: SB 957

Year Law Enacted: 2013

Effective Date: November 28, 2013

Name of Document Issued: Temporary Visitor Driver’s License (TVDL)


What are the eligibility requirements?

  • Prove Illinois residency for longer than 1 year
  • Provide an unexpired foreign passport or consular identification document                                                                                                                                                                               
  • Show that you are ineligible to obtain a Social Security Number and unable to present USCIS documentation of authorized presence
  • Must maintain liability insurance for the duration of the license

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How long is the card valid?

The license will be valid for 3 years.


Are there distinguishing features or language on the license?

The license is labeled “TVDL” rather than the standard "Driver's License" and includes the following language: "Not valid for identification."


Is there an anti-discrimination provision in the law?



Is there a data confidentiality provision in the law?



This summary was prepared in January 2014 for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. For questions, please contact CLINIC’s State & Local Advocacy Attorney Jen Riddle at or (301) 565-4807. 

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