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Learner's Permit
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.

Driver's License
If you are 18 years of age or older when you obtain your Indiana driver's license, your license is not probationary.

New Residents
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.

Name Change
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.

Address Change
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.

Other Changes
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.

Organ Donation
You can register your decision to become an organ and tissue donor when renewing or updating your driver’s license. You can also register to become a donor at any time by visiting Donate Life Indiana. If you are under the age of 18 you need a parent or guardian’s permission and signature. To find out more about organ and tissue donation please click here.

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.

Renewing Or Replacing A Driver's License

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.

Renewing Or Replacing A Learner's Permit

You may obtain a new learner’s permit once your current permit expires, or replace one that is lost or stolen, by visiting a license branch and presenting certain documents of identification.