Licencias de Conducir para Visitantes temporales

Report
Temporary Visitors
Driver’s Licenses
(TVDL)
What is a TVDL?
On January 27, 2013, Governor Pat
Quinn signed into law SB 957,
which allows any immigrant who
cannot get a Social Security
number to get a Temporary
Visitor’s Driver’s License (TVDL) to
drive legally.
What is a TVDL?
TVDLs are currently available to some
visa holders (visitors, students, relatives
of foreign workers) who cannot get Social
Security numbers.
SB 957 makes TVDLs available to
undocumented immigrants who also
cannot get Social Security numbers.
What is a TVDL?
TVDLs are visually
different from
regular licenses and
are “Not Valid for
Identification.”
What does “Not Valid for
Identification” mean?
A TVDL is not valid for federal identification
purposes, and such cannot be used to:
• Vote
• Buy arms
• Enter federal buildings
• Board a plane
Other institutions, such as hospitals and first
responders, can use TVDL as identification.
Why TVDLs instead of regular
licenses?
Under federal law, driving documents for
undocumented immigrants must be visually
different and must be marked as not valid for
identification.
TVDLs, which are already issued to some
people with legal status, already comply with
this law, but do not mark people as
undocumented.
Qualifications
• Must have a valid passport or consular ID
• Must have lived in Illinois at least 1 year
• Must produce any other required
documents
• Must pass vision, written, and driving
tests
• Must show proof of insurance for vehicle
• Must pay $30 fee
When will TVDLs be available?
SB 957 took effect on November 28, 2013 –
10 months after Gov. Quinn signed it.
The Secretary of State (SOS) is
implementing this law gradually, starting in
December and rolling out to 36 facilities by
January 2014.
Where will TVDLs be available?
Chicago
5401 N. Elston
9901 S. King Drive
5301 W. Lexington
Des Plaines
1470 Lee Street
Midlothian
14434 S. Pulaski
Elgin
595 S. State St.
Naperville
931 W. 75th St.
Aurora
339 E. Indiana
Joliet
201 S. Joyce Rd.
Schaumburg
1227 E. Golf Rd.
Bridgeview
7358 W. 87th St.
Libertyville
342 Peterson Rd.
Waukegan
617 S. Green Bay Rd.
Chicago Heights
570 W. 209th Street
Lombard
837 S. Westmore B27
Woodstock
428 S. Eastwood Dr.
Deerfield
405 W. Lake Cook Rd
A6-9
Melrose Park
1903 N. Mannheim
Rd.
Where will TVDLs be available?
Beardstown
103 W. 15th St.
DeKalb
1360 Oakwood St.
Peoria
3311 N. Sterling Ave.
Bethalto
20 Terminal Dr.
Edwardsville
1502A Troy Rd.
Princeton
225 Backbone Rd. E.
Bloomington
1510 W. Market St.
Granite City
1810 Edison
Rockford
3720 E. State St.
Bradley
1111 Blatt Blvd.
Macomb
466 Deer Rd.
Silvis
2001 Fifth St.
Carbondale
2516 W. Murphysboro
Rd.
Morris
2413 Sycamore Dr.
Springfield
2701 S. Dirksen Pkwy.
Ottawa
404 Stevenson Rd.
Tilton
#5 Southgate
Champaign
2401 W. Bradley Ave.
What is the process?
• Applicants need to make appointments
by phone (855-236-1155) or online
(www.cyberdriveillinois.com).
What is the process?
• When making appointments online, be sure to
confirm the appointment (click through until you get
to the screen on the right)—otherwise you will not
have actually made an appointment.
What is the process?
• At the appointment, applicants will
provide all documents, get
photographed, and take their tests.
• SOS will not issue TVDLs on the same
day; it will review all documents and run
a facial scan of the photograph.
• If SOS approves the application, it will
send the TVDL by mail.
Documents needed
• One valid passport or consular ID
• One document with written signature
(passport or consular ID or certain other
documents)
• Two documents showing current address
• One document proving Illinois residence at
least 12 months prior to application
• Proof of name change (if applicable)
Mexican Consulate
877-639-4835
Documents—current address
• Consular ID (if it lists address)
• Bank Statement (dated within 90 days prior to
application)
• Certified school transcript
• Credit Report Issued by Experian, Equifax or
TransUnion (dated within 90 days prior to
application)
• Deed/Title, Mortgage, Rental/Lease Agreement
• Homestead Exemption Receipt
Documents—current address
• Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN;
issued by the Internal Revenue Service; must have
complete address) (this refers to the IRS letter)
• Insurance Policy (homeowner's or renter's)
• Medical Claim or Statement of Benefits from Private
Insurance Company or Public (government) Agency
(dated within 90 days prior to application)
• Official Mail from a State, County, City, Village or
Federal Agency (that includes the applicant's first
and last name and complete address)
Documents—current address
• Report Card from Grade School/High
School/College/University
• Selective Service Card
• Tuition Invoice or Other Official Mail from a
College or University (dated within 90 days prior
to application)
• Utility Bill (electric, water, refuse, telephone (land
or cell), cable or gas; dated within 90 days prior
to application)
Documents—1 year of Illinois residence
• Bank Statement
• Certified Grade School/ High School/ College/
University Transcript
• Deed/Title, Mortgage, Rental/Lease Agreement
• Homestead Exemption Receipt
• Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN;
issued by IRS; must have complete address)
• Insurance Policy (homeowner's or renter's)
• Medical Claim or Statement of Benefits from Private
Insurance Company or Public (government) Agency
Documents- 1 year of Illinois residence
• Official Mail from a State, County, City, Village or
Federal Agency (that includes the applicant's first
and last name and complete address)
• Pension or Retirement Statement
• Report Card from Grade School/ High School/
College/ University
• Tuition Invoice or Other Official Mail from a
College or University
• Utility Bill (electric, water, refuse, telephone (land
or cell), cable or gas)
Documents- 1 year of Illinois residence
TVDL applicants must fill out a
“Verification of Residency” form listing
their addresses during the past 12 months.
SOS is NOT asking for names and contact
information for property owners or
managers.
What if I have a prior driving record?
• TVDL applicants need to finish serving any
suspensions for previous violations,
including driving without a license.
• Suspensions start when SOS created the
record of the violation—NOT when the
applicant applies for a TVDL. In most cases,
the suspension will already be over before
the person applies.
What if I had a DUI?
• You have to finish your suspension and pay
all your tickets associated with your arrest.
• After you have completed these steps you
will have to go to the Secretary of State to
begin the reinstallation process and then
apply for a TVDL.
What if I used a fake name or Social
Security number to get a license?
• TVDL applicants will be matched (through facial
scans) with their previous records.
• They will need to serve a twelve-month
suspension before they can get a TVDL.
• Anyone interested in a TVDL can come forward
NOW to start their 12-month suspension — BUT
be aware of possible immigration consequences
if your previous fraud is disclosed.
What if the police pull me over?
TVDLs can be used as bond in a traffic stop.
The officer should write you a ticket for your
violation and let you go without arresting you.
TVDLs are valid ONLY IF the driver has proof
of insurance for the vehicle. If you do not
prove you have insurance, you can be ticketed
for driving without a license.
Will the police know if someone
with a TVDL is undocumented?
TVDLs are available to both documented
visa holders and immigrants without visas.
The police cannot assume that you are
undocumented because you have a TVDL.
ICIRR Family Support Hotline:
1-855-435-7693
Know Your Rights With Police
WHAT TO DO
 DO tell the police your name BUT
NOTHING ELSE
 DO tell the police you want to remain silent
and want to talk to a lawyer. They should
stop questioning you after that.
If the POLICE arrest you:
 DO ask if you can park your car in a safe
place or have a licensed driver take it away,
to avoid towing or impoundment fees.
 MEMORIZE phone numbers for three
family members or friends who you can
call.
If you feel you have been discriminated by
the Police take down the officers badge
number
WHAT NOT TO DO
 DON’T LIE. Tell the police you want to
remain silent. DON’T give
explanations, excuses, or stories.
 DON’T SIGN any document if you
don’t know what it is.
 DON’T DISCUSS your citizenship or
immigration status with anyone other
than your lawyer
 DON’T have any objects hanging
from your rearview mirror. It may
provide a pretext to pull you over
Watch out for notarios/fraudsters!
Notarios and other scam artists are already
claiming to “help” people get TVDLs.
• Only SOS can issue TVDLs.
• No one needs to “help” you get an
appointment.
• TVDLs cost only $30—no additional fees are
necessary.
• All SOS materials are free
DON’T get ripped off by scam artists!!
Watch out for notarios/fraudsters!
Where to report scams:
Attorney General Consumer Fraud Hotline
English: 800-386-5438
Spanish: 866-310-8398
Secretary of State’s Office
217-782-7604
For more information about this
and many other immigrant issues
please visit us at -
www.icirr.org
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