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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.

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:

American Sign Language Arabic Burmese Chin Croatian
French German Hindi Japanese Korean
Polish Punjabi Russian Serbian Simplified Chinese (Mandarin)
Spanish Tagalog Vietnamese   

How to Request the Use of an Interpreter for a Knowledge Exam

To request a foreign language interpreter, please schedule an appointment online.

  • Make appointments online from your mobile device or computer.
  • Appointments are for individuals that need to use an interpreter for knowledge examinations when the applicant speaks a language the BMV does not have translated.
  • Please note: BMV does not provide applicants with a non-English language interpreter; this service must be arranged by the applicant.

Schedule an Appointment

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.

If you do not have a credential with the BMV, you must visit a branch to get a record created. Ensure you have the necessary documents outlined here before visiting a branch.

Please note: only one interpreter allowed per customer.