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Illinois Temporary Visitor Drivers License (TVDL)                       Ivy f.n. = ssa-2008 (rev. April 2013)


Ivy College’s F-1 Advising

We believe that Ivy is the right school where students can get help to make their dreams come true. We hope you drive safely and study for success.


** Be ineligible for a Social Security number: F-1 or F-2 visa holders

* Visit a local SSA office with the following documents

            Original I-20; Current I-20; original I-797A (COS approval notice from U.S. CIS)

            Passport/U.S. visa/I-94 (Departure Record)

            Residence (address) verification

  * SSA-L676: a rejection letter issued by SSA

            * Evanston Office: 2116 Greenbay Rd., 847-328-3961

            * Euclid and Elemhurst Office           * visit

            Prepare SSA-L676 before you visit Secretary of State (Driver Services)’s office


** Visit one of the following Illinois Secretary of State (Driver Services) facilities with ALL documents required.

Original I-20; Current I-20; original I-797A (COS approval notice)

            Passport/U.S. visa/I-94; SSA-L676

            Residence (address) verification X 2

            Fee.     Your I-20 and passport must be valid for at least 6 months

            Two forms of residence verification: utility bills with your name; housing contract; Ivy student advisor will send you a letter to your home address when your initial enrollment at Ivy and reporting in the SEVIS is done.


** For F-2 dependents: verification letter from Springfield; it takes 2-4 weeks; Re-visit.


** International Drivers Permits (not Licenses): Those who will study at Ivy for less than 6 months, bring your International Drivers Permit if your home-country issues one.


** Extension of your TVDL: Visit Ivy Office and file an extension of I-20 request.  You can extend yourTVDL when you re-visit Secretary of State facility with new I-20 and ALL documents listed above.  Your new I-20 must be valid for at least 6 months.


Visit one of the following Secretary of State facilities with ALL documents required.


1. Chicago West (PH: 312-793-1010)                                  2. Elgin (PH: 312-793-1010)
    5301 W. Lexington Avenue, Chicago, IL 60644                      595 S. State, Elgin, IL 60123   
    Hours: Tuesday, 8:00-5:00,                                                Hours: Tuesday, 8:00-5:00

              Wed-Friday, 8:00-5:30                                                       Wed-Friday, 8:00-5:30
          Saturday, 7:00-12:00                                                         Saturday, 7:00-12:00


3. Chicago North (PH: 312-793-1010)                                  4. Rockford (PH: 815-394-0179)           
    5401 N. Elston Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630                            
3720 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108                 
    Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Friday, 8:30-5:00                 
         Hours: Tues, 8:00-6:00 Sat, 8:00-12:00
           Wednesday, 8:30-5:30                                                       Wednesday-Friday, 

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