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State to State (S2S) Credential Verification

State to State (S2S) Credential Verification

To combat identity theft, the Indiana BMV continues to enhance the security of how credentials (driver’s licenses, IDs, etc.) are issued.

In February 2016, the BMV began to pilot the State Pointer Exchange Service (SPEXS). SPEXS allows the BMV to verify if a credential applicant holds a credential in another participating state. This check will occur each time a customer is renewing, amending, or replacing his or her current driver's license, permit, or identification card. If more than one credential is identified during the verification process, the BMV will request that the permit, license, or identification card issued by any other state be cancelled. If the applicant does not agree to this action, the BMV will be unable to issue an Indiana credential. Indiana law prohibits an individual from holding more than one credential issued by Indiana or any other state.