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Learner's Permits & Driver's Licenses Overview

Indiana residents can practice driving before obtaining a driver's license with a learner's permit. Read about the requirements for obtaining a learner's permit.

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Applicants younger than 21-years-old are issued a probationary driver's license. Find out the requirements to apply.

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Just moved to Indiana? Do you you hold a valid license from another state or foreign country? Find out how to obtain an Indiana driver's license.

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Some credentials may be renewed online, while others require a visit to your local license branch. Review the criteria required for each type of credential.

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If any personal information (name, date of birth, gender, or address) has legally changed, you will need to amend the information at any BMV branch.

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Endorsements and restrictions may be placed on a credential (driver’s license, learner’s permit, or identification card) to designate specific operational authority or restrictions on a driver’s authority to operate a motor vehicle.

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If you are on active duty in, or a Veteran of, the United States Armed Forces you may choose to add an indicator to your credential.

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The BMV uses the State Pointer Exchange Service (SPEXS) to verify if you hold a driver's license, learner's permit, or identification card in another participating state.

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Real ID

Beginning Oct. 1, 2021, a Real ID-compliant driver’s license, permit, or identification card will be required to board commercial airplanes or enter certain federal facilities. Indiana residents who have not already made application for a Real ID should do so during their next renewal. 

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Indiana Donate LifeBe a Hero. Save a Life.

You can register your decision to become an organ, tissue and eye donor when renewing or updating your identification card with the BMV. You can also register your donation decision at any time by visiting DonateLifeIndiana.org.

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