THE place to find out about Au Pair in America in the Chicago, IL area
With Fourth of July coming soon, I wanted to remind everyone about program rules on holidays and vacations.
Important: An au pair MUST have her DS2019 signed PRIOR to her departure from the US. More info. about this can be found on the right side of this page under “Travel Links for Au Pairs.”
Links to the Department of Motor Vehicles for all states can be found here.
A US driver’s license is a requirement in some states and it makes a great souvenir!
Illinois does not accept the International Driving Permit. Once you have your Social Security card, your next adventure is to go to the Department of Motor Vehicles closest to you.
~Drivers moving to Illinois may use their valid driver’s license from their home state or country for 90 days. There are two parts to getting an Illinois drivers license. The written test and a road test. If you are from Germany or France you do not need to take the tests, call your community counselor to get details of what you need to do. If you have a car accident, you can be asked to pay a deductible of up to $500. Parking tickets are expensive and are you pay for them, so pay attention to parking restrictions.
Bring your DS 2019, passport, Social Security card, two pieces of mail showing your address (use the envelope with your Social Security card and mail yourself a letter) driver’s license from your home country and all papers you have received from APIA that have your name on them.