Interpreter Request

The Indiana BMV allows an applicant for a driver’s license to use a foreign language interpreter to interpret the knowledge exam if the applicant speaks a language not already offered by the BMV. In order to request a foreign language interpreter, please make a request in one (1) of the following ways:


  • Mailing a written request to:
          Bureau of Motor Vehicles
          Hearings Division, Room N404
          100 North Senate Avenue
          Indianapolis, IN 46204-2214

Spoken language interpreters are not available if the knowledge exam is already offered in the requested language. The BMV currently offers the written test in the following languages:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Burmese
  • Arabic
  • Chin
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Vietnamese
  • French
  • Polish

Once the request is received, a BMV employee will be in contact to set up a branch location and date to take the knowledge exam. The BMV does not provide applicants with a foreign language interpreter; this service must be arranged by the applicant. Also, the interpreter must be willing to sign an affidavit after the test is completed stating the interpreter gave no unauthorized assistance to the applicant.