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Bureau of Motor Vehicles

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Identification cards may be issued to an Indiana resident of any age who does not have a driver’s license. You cannot hold both an identification card and a driver’s license at the same time, even if one of the credentials was issued by another state.

A Motor Driven Cycle Class B (MDC - Class B) endorsement can be added to an identification card as long as the holder is at least 15 years of age and passes an MDC - Class B knowledge test. The MDC - B endorsement on your identification card signifies your authority to operate an MDC - B.

To apply for an identification card you must visit a license branch and present documents proving your identity, Social Security number, lawful status and Indiana residency.

Identification Card Validity

  • An identification card is valid for six years
  • Identification cards issued to lawful temporary residents may not reflect standard periods of validity

To obtain a free identification card for voting purposes you should state that you need a free identification card for voting purposes when you visit the license branch.

Organ Donation

You can register your decision to become an organ donor when renewing or updating your identification card. You can also register to become an organ donor at any time by visiting the Donate Life Indiana website.

Still Have Questions? Contact the BMV