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Illinois Drivers License Documentation Requirements

Illinois Drivers License Document Requirements

To receive an Illinois driver’s license/ID card, you must provide acceptable forms of identification to prove your legal name, date of birth, Social Security number, residency and signature. Please note the following:

  • Signature comparison is required in the verification process.
  • The number of documents required depends on whether an applicant is applying for
    a driver’s license/ID card for the first time, or requesting a duplicate or corrected driver’s license/ID card.
  • One document may satisfy more than one group.
  • New residents must surrender all Illinois or out-of-state licenses/ID cards and/or
    instruction permits prior to issuance of an Illinois driver’s license/ID card.
  • An applicant applying for a Temporary Visitor Driver’s License is not required to present documents from Group C. Instead, the applicant must submit a letter on Social
    Security Administration letterhead with each application, issued within 90 days prior
    to the date of application, verifying ineligibility for a Social Security number.

First-time Illinois Driver’s License/ID Card Applicant

An applicant applying for a driver’s license/ID card for the first time in Illinois must present:

  • One document that satisfies each of Group A, B and C.
  • Two documents that satisfy Group D (one document from Group D if applicant under
    age 5 is applying for an ID card).

Duplicate/Corrected Driver’s License/ID Card Applicant

An applicant applying for either a duplicate or corrected driver’s license/ID card must
present:

  • One document that satisfies Group A.
  • One document that satisfies Group B, C or D (two documents from Group D if applicant is requesting an address change to appear on the document, unless applicant
    under age 5 is applying for an ID card).
  • An applicant who requests a change in name, date of birth, Social Security number
    or gender must provide identification to link the change from the previous information to the new information.
  • An applicant under age 60 whose license was stolen must present a police report
    to receive a duplicate driver’s license/ID card at no cost. Persons over age 60 do not
    need a police report for a duplicate driver’s license/ID card at no cost.

Illinois Driver’s License/ID Card Renewal Applicant

An applicant renewing a current Illinois driver’s license or ID card need only present
his/her current valid driver’s license or ID card if no changes are required. If the appli-cant does not have his/her current driver’s license or ID card or changes are required,
he/she must present:

  • One document that satisfies Group A.
  • One document that satisfies each of Group B, C or D (two documents from Group D
    if applicant is requesting an address change to appear on the document).

 

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  • We are posted overseas and moving back to Illinois in July . My son is currently a Florida resident but will be an Illinois resident after we move back. He is 18 but does not have his license yet. He is currently doing the online course. What is needed for him to get the learners permit in order to get the 50 hours driving time?