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An Indiana driver’s license or identification card may be renewed up to one year prior to expiration for most Hoosiers. Individuals with temporary lawful status can only renew up to 30 days prior to the expiration of their current license or identification card.
How long is my license or identification card valid?
Your driver's license or identification card expires at midnight on your birthday. If your birthday falls on a day on whichBMV branches are closed, your driver's license or identification card will expire at midnight on the next business day.
Customers with a commercial driver’s license, chauffeur’s license or a public passenger chauffeur’s license must visit a BMV branch to renew their driver’s license.
If you are under the age of 75, you can renew your driver's license online if you meet the requirements listed below. You will need to provide your name, date of birth, residential address, and Social Security number in order to renew or replace your driver's license or identification card online.
You can renew your driver’s license online only if you meet the following conditions:
If you must visit a BMV branch, here is a list of BMV locations.
You can renew your identification card online only if you meet the following conditions:
When You Must Visit a License Branch to Renew
Most Hoosiers are eligible to renew online every other renewal, which means that you only need to visit the BMV branch once every 10-12 years for a license or identification card renewal. However, there will be circumstances that require you to visit a branch to change information or if you need to update your lawful status.
Here are a few more reasons why you may need to visit a license BMV branch.
If you have six or more points on your driving record, you must take the knowledge examination to renew your driver's license.
If your Indiana driver's license is expired, lost or stolen while you are out of the state, you may renew or replace your license online if you meet the requirements listed above, or you may request a 30-day extension from the date your driver's license expires. To obtain a 30-day extension of your driver's license or a 30-day interim credential you will need to download and complete a Request for Interim/Extension License, State Form 54580. After you have completed the form in its entirety, you may mail it to the address listed on the form.
If you are temporarily living outside Indiana because you are serving in the military, your license remains valid for 90 days following your discharge from service. If your license expires while outside of Indiana and you are not eligible for online renewal you may print a Military Extension Letter. While operating a motor vehicle, you should hold in your possession your most current license along with this letter and proof of your service in the Armed Forces. To obtain a renewed license after you have been discharged, you need to visit a license branch and show proof of discharge.