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You need one document to prove your lawful status in the United States when you apply for a new driver’s license, permit, or identification card.
Customers with questions about collecting their documents can call the BMV toll-free at 888-692-6841 and speak with a customer service representative for help or visit any Indiana license branch for assistance.
In most cases, the document that you present to prove your identity will also prove your lawful status in the United States. The most common documents that you can use to prove your lawful status include:
The full list of documents proving your lawful status includes:
Additional lawful status document
You may also present a Notice of Action document or other documents pertaining to your Notice of Action issued by a United States federal agency to show lawful status (Form I-797). The BMV must be able to verify that the Department of Homeland Security has reviewed the document and has not denied action. Must accompany other United States Citizenship and Immigration Services documents.
If your legal name, date of birth, or gender is different from information on a document proving identity, you must present additional documents showing the change. Acceptable documents supporting a change include:
The BMV will only accept original documents or certified copies from the issuing agency. The BMV may refuse any document that appears fraudulent, unreliable, altered, or expired. All documents must be in English or be presented with a verifiably accurate English translation. Your legal name and date of birth on documents presented to the BMV must match Social Security Administration records.
Learn more about SecureID and receiving credentials through the mail by reading our frequently asked questions.
If you have questions, you can call the BMV toll-free at 888-692-6841 and speak with a customer service representative for help, or visit any Indiana license branch for assistance.