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myBMV > Learner's Permits and Driver's Licenses > Indiana Residency Requirements Indiana Residency Requirements

You must be a legal resident of Indiana to obtain an Indiana driver's license, learner's permit, or identification card.  Evidence of residency in Indiana includes:

  • Maintaining a legal address in the State of Indiana and not claiming residency in another state
  • Being a registered voter in the State of Indiana

A person who is enrolled as a student in a Commercial Driver License training school in Indiana and has a legal residence in another state, but is living in Indiana temporarily for the express purpose of truck driver training, is considered to be an Indiana resident.

For the purposes of obtaining a driver's license, learner's permit, or identification card, the following persons living in Indiana solely for any of the following reasons are not considered to be residents of Indiana: 

  • Educational purposes
  • Active duty in the Armed Forces
  • Temporary employment 

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