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The ISBA Talks Rules and Regulations for Foreign Drivers

Question: May a person drive in Illinois while visiting from another country? Answer: Yes, if the driver has a valid driver’s license from his or her own country. Note that an International Driving Permit is not considered valid in the State of Illinois.       For more information about Illinois law, visit If you have a legal question, send it to   Illinois Law Now is a series of newspaper and internet posts prepared by the Illinois State Bar Association that address legal issues of interest to the public. For additional information about the law, visit