Obtaining an Illinois State ID

Where to Apply

Secretary of State’s Office
160 N. LaSalle Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60610

The Secretary of State’s office is open Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. The cost of the ID is $20.

What to Bring

Download the Acceptable Identification Documents information to see a listing of the documents you will need. Normally, the following are needed for international students applying for the Illinois State ID.

  • Group A, Written Signature: Passport
  • Group B, Date of Birth: U.S. Visa
  • Group C, Social Security Number: Social Security Card or Non-SSA-1099 Form
  • Group D, Residency: Letter on Official School Letterhead

International Student Office