In order to provide proof of identity, an Illinois State ID is a good option. This state-issued Identification card includes your picture, address, birthdate, and basic information. To find a Secretary of State facility near you, visit the Secretary of State website. Unless you are an immigrant with legal permanent resident status, you are not required to carry an identification card with you. There is no minimum age for a state ID card and it costs $10 if you are under 18 years old and $20 if you are over 18 years old to get an Illinois State ID. Having this form of identification will help you to:
- Get a job,
- Board an airplane (making it a good option for children)
- Cash a check,
- Get an apartment,
- Get free tax help,
- Enroll in school,
- Get a bank account, or
- Get public benefits.
What papers are required to apply:
- Social Security Card
- Proof of your signature
- Birth certificate or proof of immigration status
- Proof of residency
- If you have a U.S. military ID you do not need to provide proof of your social security number.
In some situations the requirements for the ID are different: