Getting an Illinois driver's license

The state of Illinois requires a social security number in order to apply for a driver’s license.  If you do not have such a number, you may apply for a Temporary Visitor’s Driver’s License.

It is highly recommended that you obtain an Illinois driver’s license, even if you have a valid one from your home country or from another state.

For the Rules of the Road.

For information about where you can go to get the TVDL, what documents you need to bring and what the requirements for this type of license, please click here.