How long after I've moved is my out-of-state driver's license valid in Illinois?
When people move to a different state, they usually need to get a new driver’s license from their new state. This is because driver’s licenses from other states are usually valid only for a certain period of time. After that time period has passed, a driver could be in trouble if they are pulled-over by the police. It’s important to know how long your old driver’s license is valid in your new state.
If a person has moved to the state of Illinois, their valid out-of-state driver’s license is also valid in Illinois, but only for up to 90 days. A person needs to get an Illinois driver’s license if they plan to become a legal resident of the state. If a person is only visiting, they can drive in Illinois using a valid driver’s license from a different state.
Converting your out-of-state license to an Illinois driver’s license
It can be helpful to begin the process of getting an Illinois driver’s license before the 90-day period has passed. In order to get an Illinois driver’s license, the person moving to Illinois will need certain documents. These documents are needed to prove identity such as name, date of birth and social security number. A document showing Illinois residency is also needed to obtain an Illinois license. It is also necessary to have a document showing a signature to be used for comparison.
For people who are moving to Illinois, they will need to do several things to get an Illinois license. These steps include passing a vision test, passing a written test and paying a fee. In some cases a person applying for an Illinois driver’s license may also need to pass a driving examination. This is sometimes called a “road test” and involves actually getting behind the wheel and performing certain tasks.
A driver’s license issued from the state of Illinois is valid for four years. How long is an Illinois driver’s license valid in other states? People who move from Illinois to other states will need to check their new state’s requirements in order to get this question answered. The time period may vary depending on which state a person moves to. Before moving to any state, it can be a good idea to find out how long your current driver’s license will be valid.
Updated: August 2017