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Replacing a Driver’s License, Learner's Permit, or Identification Card

 

Easily Replace Online or at a Kiosk

Remote replacement for driver’s licenses, learner’s permits, CDLs, and identification cards (ID card) can be completed through the myBMV.com website at any time after the credential has been printed and mailed to you.

Please note: You may only replace a driver's license, learner’s permit, CDL, or identification card a maximum of 10 times online before you must visit a BMV branch.

Replacing your driver’s license, learner’s permit, CDL, or identification card online is a request for an exact duplication of your most recently issued card. This means no changes may be made to the information displayed on your card. If you need your replacement card sent to a different mailing address you must update your mailing address online prior to completing your online replacement application.

In order to renew or replace a credential online, the applicant must create a myBMV account. The same transactions can be done at a BMV Connect kiosks. In both cases, customers must provide their:

  • Driver’s license number,
  • Last four digits of their Social Security number, and
  • Legal ZIP code

Customers who renew or replace through their myBMV account may also register to vote online. Once the transaction has been completed and the applicant signs out of their myBMV account, they may click the link provided for online voter registration. This link will take the applicant to the Election Commission’s website, where they may choose to register to vote.

  • A driver’s license or learner’s permit may be replaced online if the following conditions are met:
    • The applicant has an operator's license with or without a motorcycle or for-hire endorsement.
    • The applicant has a CDL with or without a motorcycle or for-hire endorsement with no pending endorsements or restrictions.  
    • The applicant is a citizen of the United States.
    • There is no change in the applicant’s name or residential address.
    • The driver's license is not expired.
    • The applicant’s record does not have Restriction J* or Restrictions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9.

    * Learner’s permit with a J restriction for Driver’s Education (DE) permit only may be replaced online.

    • The applicant’s previous photo is on file.
    • The driver's license status is not suspended, revoked, or fraudulent.
    • The CDL status is valid, and the medical certificate status is certified. 
    • The applicant is not switching from a non-compliant credential to a Real ID.

    An applicant may only replace a driver's license or learner’s permit a maximum of 10 times online before a visit to a license branch is required.

    Replace a driver's license or learner’s permit online

  • You can replace your ID card online if you meet the following conditions:

    You are a citizen of the United States.

    • There is no change in your name, residential address, or other personal information.
    • Your identification card is not expired.
    • Your previous photo is on file.
    • Your record does not have restrictions 3, 7 or 9.

    Replace an identification card online

When You Must Visit a BMV Branch to Replace

  • Customers with a Commercial Driver’s License or a For-Hire endorsement must visit a BMV branch to replace their driver’s license.
  • Some applicants are not eligible to renew or replace their credential online because their residential address, township, or zip code has changed, or they amended some other information with the BMV after their last credential was issued. If you need to change your name or residential address, you will need to visit a branch to amend your license.

Replacing a License If You Are Away From Indiana

If your Indiana driver’s license, learner’s permit, CDL, or identification card has been lost or stolen while you are out of the state, you may obtain a 30-day interim credential allowing you to return to Indiana and obtain a replacement. To obtain a 30-day interim credential, you will need to complete a Request for Interim/Extension License or Military Extension Letter - State Form 54580 and have it mailed to the address listed on the form. You may be able to print a paper interim license from your myBMV account if you recently renewed or replaced your driver’s license in a BMV branch or online at myBMV.com.

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. You may be eligible for online renewal or replacement. To renew your expired license after you have been discharged, you need to visit a BMV branch and show proof of your discharge.

Learn more about the BMV's services for military families