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For the purpose of obtaining a driver’s license, permit, or identification card, the term “Indiana Resident” refers to the following individuals:

  • A person who is living in Indiana and who has no other legal residence.
  • A person who has been living in Indiana for a least 183 days during the calendar year and who has legal residence in another state.
  • A person who is registered to vote in Indiana.
  • A person who has a child enrolled in an elementary school or a secondary school in Indiana.
  • A person who received more than half of his or her adjusted gross income from Indiana.
  • A person who is enrolled as a student of a truck-driving training school and has legal residence in another state but is living in Indiana temporarily for the express purpose of taking truck driver training.

For the purpose of obtaining a driver’s license, permit, or identification card, the term “Indiana Resident” does not refer to the following individuals:

  • A person who is attending an institution of higher education in Indiana.
  • A person who is serving on active duty in the Armed Forces.
  • A person who is operating specialized construction equipment temporarily on a public road.
  • A person who is not a resident of Indiana and who has a current valid license issued by another state and who meets the minimum age requirements for the equivalent type of Indiana driver’s license.

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