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A SecureID is required for everyone applying for a new Indiana credential (driver’s license, learner’s permit or identification card). Applicants must bring documents to the license branch to prove their identity (name and date of birth), Social Security number, lawful status in the United States and Indiana residency. A SecureID meets federal government requirements for driver’s licenses, identification cards and learner’s permits. 

Persons who are not United States citizens (legal temporary or permanent residents) are required to have a SecureID and must present full documentation to apply for a renewal or replacement of their existing credential. This includes providing documents which prove identity (name and date of birth), Social Security number, lawful status in the United States and Indiana residency.

Customers who are renewing, amending or replacing their current Indiana credential have the option of applying for a SecureID or a non-SecureID. A non-SecureID does not require additional documentation and allows the holder to drive and/or vote. However, please be aware that a non-SecureID may not be acceptable for Federal identification purposes. Indiana residents who want a SecureID are asked to bring original versions or certified copies of the required documents to the license branch so they can obtain a new SecureID credential.

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.

Whether you are getting a new, renewed, amended or replaced credential, you will receive your permanent SecureID credential within 14 days of your visit to the license branch, provided there are no issues with your application or documentation. If there are issues with your application or documentation, you will be contacted by a BMV representative. 

What Do I Need To Do To Get a SecureID?

STEP 1: Gather Your Documents

Be sure that you have the required documents before you visit a license branch. These documents will need to prove your identity (name and date of birth), Social Security number, lawful status in the United States and Indiana residency.

If you have questions or trouble when collecting your documents, 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. For all document categories, the BMV has the ability to grant exceptions if certain items, such as a birth certificate, are not available to you.

If you do not have your birth certificate in your possession (must be an original or certified copy filed with a U.S. state or territory office of vital statistics or equivalent agency in your state of birth), you need to contact your state or county Department of Health and request an original or certified copy. Some states may take up to five months to process duplicate birth certificates.

STEP 2: Visit a License Branch

If you are applying for a new credential, you must bring your required documents to a license branch.

If you are renewing, amending or replacing your current credential, you are asked to bring your documents to a license branch to get a SecureID. You should follow the new SecureID procedures on your normal renewal date.

Whether you are getting a new, renewed, amended or replaced credential, you will receive your permanent SecureID credential within 14 days of your visit to the license branch, provided there are no issues with your application or documentation. If there are issues with your application or documentation, you will be contacted by a BMV representative.

If you have a current Indiana credential and you are having trouble collecting your documents, you can apply for a non-SecureID credential in order to drive and/or vote. As previously mentioned, a non-SecureID may not be acceptable for Federal identification purposes.

STEP 3: Receive your Credentials

Your permanent SecureID credential will be mailed to you after you apply for a new, renewed, amended or replacement credential. You will receive your credential at your mailing address within 14 days, provided there are no issues with your application or documentation. If there are issues with your application or documentation, you will be contacted by a BMV representative. The process used to mail credentials is similar to that used by the financial services industry to mail credit and debit cards.

What Is a Non-SecureID Driver's License or ID Card?

A non-SecureID credential indicates you have not provided the documentation necessary to validate your identity, lawful status, Social Security number and/or Indiana residency. Only individuals with a current Indiana credential are eligible to apply for a non-SecureID.

A non-SecureID driver’s license will allow you to drive and/or vote, but may not be acceptable for Federal identification purposes.

What If I Want To Wait or Can't Find My Documents

All customers applying for a new credential will be required to visit a license branch and submit original versions or certified copies of the required documents.

If you have questions or trouble collecting your documents, 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.

If you have a current Indiana credential and you are having difficulty collecting your documents, or want to wait, you can apply for a non-SecureID credential in order to drive and/or vote.

What If I Still Have Questions?

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.