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2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Illinois Driver's License

You can apply for an Illinois driver's license at the Secretary of State office in Galesburg, located at 1066 E. Losey. Its hours are:

Mon: Closed
Tues: 8:00 - 6:00
Wed: 8:00 - 5:00
Thu: 8:00 - 5:00
Fri: 8:00 - 5:00
Sat: 8:00 - 12:00
Phone: (309) 342-1154

To apply, you will need to provide a number of original documents.

You will need one document that proves each of the following: your written signature (Group A), your date of birth (Group B), and your Social Security Number (Group C). You will need two documents that prove your Illinois residency (Group D). One document can satisfy multiple requirements.

Suggested documents:

Written signature (Group A): Valid passport, Social Security card

Date of birth (Group B): Valid passport with complete date of birth, U.S. visa

Social Security Number (Group C): Social Security Card

Illinois residency (Group D): Bank statement (dated within 90 days before your application); Letter on official Knox letterhead (dated within 90 days before your application); tuition invoice or official mail from Knox (dated within 12 months before your application)

You should also bring your I-94 record with you.

Before you take the road test, you'll be required to take a written test. Read Illinois Rules of the Road to familiarize yourself with driving laws in the state of Illinois. You'll need to have an insured vehicle when you take the road test.

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