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Illinois residents who are members of the military,can drive with an expired driving license 120 days after they return to the country from their place of service.
When applying for renewal, members of the military are required to provide a Military Deferral Certificate along with their expired drivers license. In order to get a Military Deferral Certificate, you must mail in the following documents:
- Copy of your current drivers license
- Copy of the front and back of your military ID Card
- Proof of out-of-state address
Secretary of State
License and Medical Review Unit
2701 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62723
For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Illinois
The Secretary of State of Illinois has compiled a document called Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP) Terms & Conditions which gives information about the Ignition Interlock device and which is issued by the Breath and Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device Division. The document is divided into nine respective sections, which consist of:
- Section 1 – Permit Requirements
- Section 2 – How the Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) works
- Section 3 – Violations
- Section 4 – Consequences
- Section 5 – Responsibilities/Readings/False Positives
- Section 6 – Removal of Device and/or Opting out of Program
- Section 7 – Fees
- Section 8 – Work Exemption Permit Requirements
- Section 9 – General
Each of these sections will be able to give more information you need on DWI offenses.
For more information: DUI/DWI information in Illinois
To obtain the right to hardship conditions in Illinois, you need to follow the instructions for obtaining a Restricted Driving Permit (RDP) by completing and meeting the following requirements:
- Submit application at a Secretary of State Facility
- Must not be a multiple offender under Statutory Summary Suspension
- Must not be under 16 years of age
- Must prove that the hardship exists
- Provide medical evaluation and proof of treatment
- Appear before a hearing officer and prove you are not a danger to public safety
- Repeat offenders must have Ignition Interlock Device installed and pay applicable fees
- Pay $50 filing fee
For more information:Suspended License Information in Illinois
Proof of residency in Illinois is often required in two separate formats. The stipulated forms that are acceptable proof of residency are listed below and need to be taken into account when you prepare the address change checklist:
- Affidavit Certificate of Residency
- Bank Statement
- Canceled Check
- Certified Grade/High School/College/University Transcript
- Credit Report
- Deed/Title, Mortgage, Rental/Lease agreement
- Home Insurance Policy
- Letter on Official School Letterhead
- Medical Claim or Statement of Benefits
- Official mail received from government authority
- Voter Registration Card
- Pay Stub or Electronic Deposit Receipt
- Pension or Retirement Statement
- Phone Book
- Report Card from Grade/High School or College/University
- Tuition invoice/official mail from college or university
- Utility Bill
Each of these must contain the full address to be taken into account.
For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Illinois
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