The Illinois vehicle code has been amended effective November 28, 2013 to permit the Illinois Secretary of State to issue temporary driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. 625 ILCS 5/6-105.1. In order to receive or be issued a temporary driver’s license the person applying must have lived in Illinois for more than a year, be ineligible for a social security number, and he or she cannot provide proof authorizing the person presence in this country from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. They must however present a valid and unexpired passport or an unexpired consular identification document. If the application is approved the Illinois Secretary of State will issue a temporary driver’s license.
These temporary driver’s licenses will be good for three years.