Drivers License

Renewing Your Indiana Driver License

In Indiana, as is in all other states, in order to maintain your driving privileges, you must renew drivers licenses every few years. Drivers who are less than 75 years of age must have it renewed every six years. This validity period decreases the older you are. To give you plenty of time, the IN BMV allows license holders to begin the drivers license renewal process up to a year before their license to drive expires. It is important to note ...

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Reinstating a Suspended Driver License

Getting a suspended drivers license can be an unpleasant experience. If you are in a situation where your driving privileges have been revoked, there are a few, standard steps that you must follow, in order to get your Indiana drivers license back. Depending on your offense or violation, you may be required to show proof of financial responsibility and complete a suspension period. If you have a suspended driving license, it is important to be mindful of various related topics, including: Reasons ...

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Obtaining New Driver License in Indiana

If you are an Indiana resident who would like to drive on state roadways and highways, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles makes it mandatory to apply for a license to drive. You can complete the required steps in person, by visiting a DMV address in your area. At the time of your visit, you will be asked to show a number of documents to verify you are who you say you are. Additionally, you will need to pay select fees ...

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Indiana Motorcycle Endorsements

If you intend to drive a motorcycle in Indiana, you can apply for one of two different types of endorsements that are available for two-wheel or three-wheel riders. Your motorcycle license will be good for the same amount of time as your license to drive. It is important that those who are interested in obtaining this specific endorsement become familiar with the following: The different types of motorcycle endorsements The application process to get a motorcycle license The motorcycle safety education courses The Types of ...

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Indiana ID Cards

If you do not operate a motor vehicle in IN, you can apply for an identification card, instead. The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles issues ID cards only to residents of the state. This important credential is valid for a period of six years before you are required to renew. Take note that you cannot have both a drivers license and an identification card in your possession. If you already have a driving license, you will be required to surrender it, ...

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How to Replace an Indiana Driver’s License

If you find yourself in a situation where your drivers license is lost, stolen or damaged, you will need to apply for a replacement drivers license through the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Certain documents must be presented, in order for a new credential to be issued in your name. You will be glad to know that Indiana is one of the few states that allows driving license replacement online for eligible candidates. To begin replacing your IN driving license, make ...

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Getting an Indiana Learners Permit

Before you can get a standard drivers license in Indiana, first-time drivers must apply for a learning permit. The state requires residents to obtain a learners permit, followed by a probationary driver’s license, and only thereafter can a standard license be issued. In order to begin the process of applying for a learners permit, it is important that know what the steps entail: Completing drivers education and supervised driving practice Showing proof of identity and financial liability Passing both a vision screening and a ...

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Drivers Test in Indiana

Before you can get behind the wheel in the state of Indiana, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles requires driving applicants to complete and pass a series of exams. These tests have been designed to ensure that you are a safe and responsible driver, as well as to determine that you are in good health to operate a motor vehicle. The IN BMV has the following tests in place for getting driving licenses: A vision screening A written knowledge exam A road skills test The Vision ...

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Driver License Change of Address

If you are moving to a new location within Indiana, or you just relocated to the state, there are a couple of changes you will need to make with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, one of which is updating your driving license. The IN BMV requires residents to have accurate information listed on their drivers licenses and vehicle-related documents at all times. The steps to change address may differ, depending on whether you need to update your mailing address or your ...

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Change Name on an Indiana Driver’s License

If you are undergoing a transition in your life that has resulted in a legal name change, one of the first things you will need to do is notify the appropriate parties of this recent update. Take note that your BMV records and credentials, including your Indiana driving license, must have your correct name. As a drivers license holder of Indiana, the two most important agencies you need to contact to file an official name change request include the following: The United ...

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