General Information

Under Public Act 97-1157, non-visa status individuals who cannot obtain a social security card may apply for a TVDL.

General Information about the new TVDL program for non-visa status individuals:

  • TVDL may be used for driving purposes only, not valid for identification
  • TVDL is valid for three years.
  • Applications accepted at designated facilities only.
  • Appointments accepted at designated faciliites only.
  • Appointments are required.
  • TVDL will be printed and mailed to the applicant after the application is verified.
  • Applicants may not drive until they receive their TVDLin the mail.
  • TVDLs only available for driver's license class D, L, or M (car or motorcycle)
  • Applicants may bring an interpreter to assist with the application process.
  • Fee to apply for TVDL is $30 (+5 for motorcycle).
  • Applicants required to completea Verification of Residency Form.
  • Applicants required to pass the vision, written and road exams.
  • Illinois TVDL may not be accepted for driving in other states.
  • TVDL only valid if driver has current liability insurance.

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