Okay, this is a ridiculously complicated question, but I hope someone out there can give me some advice. I would like to rent a car for an upcoming trip to MA, but I can't get a straight answer from any of the rental car companies, and am terrified I'll show up and be refused.
Here's the situation: I'm an American citizen currently living abroad. I have a valid (non-expired) Illinois driver's license. However, the license does not have A. a photo and B. my current address (obviously, since I don't live in IL anymore).
I don't have a license for the country I currently live in (I don't drive here).
I can show my passport as photo id, and hopefully that will be good enough. But most of the car rental companies' requirements say a driver's license must be from the country of residence. Will they actually check that? Should I just lie and pretend I still live in IL (I'd really prefer not to do that). Or should I just resign myself that I won't be able to rent a car?