Temporary Visitors Driver’s Licenses (TVDL). What is a TVDL?. On January 27, 2013, Governor Pat Quinn signed into law SB 957, which allows any immigrant who cannot get a Social Security number to get a Temporary Visitor’s Driver’s License (TVDL) to drive legally. . What is a TVDL?.
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On January 27, 2013, Governor Pat Quinn signed into law SB 957, which allows any immigrant who cannot get a Social Security number to get a Temporary Visitor’s Driver’s License (TVDL) to drive legally.
TVDLs are currently available to some visa holders (visitors, students, relatives of foreign workers) who cannot get Social Security numbers.
SB 957 makes TVDLs available to undocumented immigrants who also cannot get Social Security numbers.
TVDLs are visually different from regular licenses and are “Not Valid for Identification.”
A TVDL is not valid for federal identification purposes, and such cannot be used to:
Other institutions, such as hospitals and first responders, can use TVDL as identification.
Under federal law, driving documents for undocumented immigrants must be visually different and must be marked as not valid for identification.
TVDLs, which are already issued to some people with legal status, already comply with this law, but do not mark people as undocumented.
SB 957 took effect on November 28, 2013 – 10 months after Gov. Quinn signed it.
The Secretary of State (SOS) is implementing this law gradually, starting in December and rolling out to 36 facilities by January 2014.
5401 N. Elston
9901 S. King Drive
5301 W. Lexington
339 E. Indiana
7358 W. 87th St.
570 W. 209th Street
405 W. Lake Cook Rd A6-9
1470 Lee Street
595 S. State St.
201 S. Joyce Rd.
342 Peterson Rd.
837 S. WestmoreB27
1903 N. Mannheim Rd.
14434 S. Pulaski
931 W. 75th St.
1227 E. Golf Rd.
617 S. Green Bay Rd.
428 S. Eastwood Dr.
1360 Oakwood St.
1502A Troy Rd.
466 Deer Rd.
2413 Sycamore Dr.
404 Stevenson Rd.
103 W. 15th St.
20 Terminal Dr.
1510 W. Market St.
1111 Blatt Blvd.
2516 W. Murphysboro Rd.
2401 W. Bradley Ave.
3311 N. Sterling Ave.
225 Backbone Rd. E.
3720 E. State St.
2001 Fifth St.
2701 S. Dirksen Pkwy.
TVDL applicants must fill out a “Verification of Residency” form listing their addresses during the past 12 months. SOS is NOT asking for names and contact information for property owners or managers.
TVDLs can be used as bond in a traffic stop. The officer should write you a ticket for your violation and let you go without arresting you.
TVDLs are valid ONLY IF the driver has proof of insurance for the vehicle. If you do not prove you have insurance, you can be ticketed for driving without a license.
TVDLs are available to both documented visa holders and immigrants without visas. The police cannot assume that you are undocumented because you have a TVDL.
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