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To obtain an Indiana driver's license, you must meet age requirements and have held an Indiana learner's permit for 180 days (approximately six months). You must visit a license branch to present documents of identification and pass a driving skills test, a knowledge examination, and a vision screening test.
Probationary Driver's License
If you are 16 or 17 when you obtain your Indiana driver's license, your license is considered probationary until you turn 18 years old.
If you are 18 years of age or older when you obtain your Indiana driver's license, your license is not probationary.
If you are a new Indiana resident who has a valid driver's license from another state you do not have to hold a learner's permit to obtain an Indiana driver's license.
If your name has changed, please read "Proving A Change In Name, Date Of Birth, Or Gender" section on the following link to learn what documents are required to update your driver's license or permit.
The BMV maintains two addresses for each customer: a legal address and a mailing address. Please read the "Updating Your Address" section on the Frequently Asked Questions page.
Please read “Proving A Change In Name, Date Of Birth, Or Gender” section on the following link to learn what documents are required to update your driver’s license or permit.
You can register your decision to become an organ donor when renewing or updating your driver’s license. You can also register to become an organ donor at any time by visiting the Donate Life Indiana website.
Other types of licenses
Endorsements and restrictions
Endorsements and restrictions change the circumstances in which an individual may operate a motor vehicle. Some restrictions also apply to identification cards.
You may renew or replace your driver's license online if your name and address have remained the same since the last time you received a license and you do not require testing. You may renew your driver's license online if your previous renewal transaction was completed in a license branch. You will need to provide your name, date of birth, legal address, and Social Security number in order to renew or replace your driver's license online.
A disability parking placard allows the holder to park in areas designated for disabled drivers.