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    Renewing Your Driver’s License in Indiana

    In order to continue driving in Indiana legally, you must keep your IN driver’s license valid by renewing it with the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV).

    On this page you’ll find information on how to renew your IN drivers license online and in person.

    When to Renew Your IN Driver’s License

    Your Indiana driver’s license expires on your birthday. The number of years it is valid for depends on your age.

    • Under 75 years old: 4 years, 5 years, or 6 years.
    • 75 to 84 years old: 3 years.
    • 85 years old or older: 2 years.

    You can renew your IN driver license online or in person. You cannot renew it by mail.

    You will receive your new IN driver’s license in the mail within 10 business days.

    NOTE: If you are under 18 years old, you will be issued a probationary IN driver’s license that you must renew within 30 days after your 21st birthday.

    Your requirements may vary based on whether your license is currently:

    • Valid.
    • Expired.
    • Suspended.
    • Lost, damaged, or stolen.

    Valid Driver’s License

    If you hold a valid IN driver’s license, you can renew it up to 1 year before it expires.

    NOTE: If you are a non-U.S. citizen, you can renew up to 30 days before your expiration date.

    Expired Driver’s License

    If your Indiana drivers license has been expired for:

    • Less than 180 days, you’ll need to:
      • Pay a $5 late fee.
      • Pass a vision exam if you didn’t do this during your last renewal.
    • 180 days–3 years, you’ll need to:
      • Pay a $5 late fee.
      • Pass a vision exam.
      • Pass a written driving knowledge test.
    • More than 3 years, you’ll need to:
      • Pay a $5 late fee.
      • Pass a:
        • Vision exam.
        • Written driving knowledge test.
        • Driving skills test.

    NOTE: You must pay a $5 fee if you renew your probationary driver license more than 30 days after your 21st birthday.

    Suspended Driver’s License

    If your IN drivers license is suspended, you must have it reinstated first before you can renew it.

    For more information, please see our Suspended License in Indiana page.

    Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Driver’s License

    If your Indiana driver license is lost, stolen, or damaged, you can still renew it as long as you know your driver’s license number.

    Do not drive without a valid driver’s license in Indiana. If you’d like a replacement IN driver’s license, please see our Replacing a Lost License in Indiana page.

    Online Driver’s License Renewal

    To renew your IN driver’s license online, you must:

    • Hold a non-commercial driver’s license.
    • Be a U.S. citizen.
    • Be under 75 years old.
    • Not be changing your personal details, such as your name or address.
    • Have renewed your last IN driver’s license in person.
    • Have a driver’s license that hasn’t been expired for more than 180 days.
    • Be within 1 year of your expiration date.
    • Have no restrictions or suspensions on your driver’s license.
    • Have a photo on file with the Indiana BMV.
    • Have less than 6 points on your driving record. (If you are under 21 years old, you must have no points on your driving record.)
    • Not be changing your IN driver’s license to a SecureID.

    If you do not qualify for an online renewal, you must renew your IN driver’s license in person. See the “In-Person Driver’s License Renewal” section below.

    To renew your Indiana BMV driver’s license online, visit the myBMV website and create a user account. You’ll need to provide your:

    • IN driver’s license number.
    • Social Security number (SSN).
    • Zip code.

    Once you’ve created your account, log into your myBMV account and:

    • Provide your:
      • Full name.
      • Date of birth.
      • Address.
      • Social Security number (SSN).
    • Pay the renewal fee. (See “Fees to Renew Your Indiana Driver’s License” below.)

    In-Person IN Driver’s License Renewal

    You must renew your Indiana driver’s license in person if you are not eligible to renew online (see the “Online IN Driver’s License Renewal” section above).

    To renew your IN driver license in person, visit an Indiana BMV office. You will need to pay the renewal fee. (See the “Fees to Renew Your Indiana Driver’s License” section below.)

    If you are changing your drivers license to a SecureID, you must provide:

    • Proof of your identity, such as your:
      • U.S. passport.
      • U.S. birth certificate.
      • Citizenship certificate.
    • Proof of your Social Security number, such as your:
      • Social Security card.
      • W-2 form.
      • 1099 form.
    • Proof of your U.S. citizenship or legal presence, such as your:
      • U.S. passport.
      • Foreign passport and I-94 form or number.
    • 2 documents proving your IN residency, such as your:
      • Voter registration card.
      • Utility bill.
      • Bank statement.

    All documents must be originals or certified copies. Photocopies will not be accepted. For a complete list of accepted documents, please visit the Indiana BMV website.

    If you have 6 points or more on your driving record – or any points if you are under 21 years old – you must pass the following tests when you renew your Indiana drivers license:

    • Vision exam.
    • Written driving knowledge test.
    • Driving skills test.

    Military & Out-of-State License Renewals

    Military Members, Spouses, and Dependents

    If you are an active duty military member stationed outside of Indiana, your expired Indiana drivers license will remain valid for 90 days after you have been discharged from military service.

    This also applies to your spouse and any dependents located out of state with you.

    If you’d like to renew your Indiana driver license while you’re still on active duty but are not eligible to renew online, you can print a Military Extension Letter to carry with your military documents and expired IN driver’s license when you drive.

    Out-of-State Renewals & Extensions

    If you will be out of state when your IN driver license expires, you can:

    • Renew it online if you’re eligible (see the “Online IN Driver’s License Renewals” section above).
      OR
    • Request an extension valid for 30 days. You’ll need to mail a completed Request for Interim/Extension License (Form 54580) to the Indiana BMV address at the top of the form.

    Fees to Renew Your IN Driver’s License

    The fee to renew your Indiana drivers license will depend on your age and length of your renewal.

    • Valid for 2 years, if you’re 85 years old or older: $7.
    • Valid for 3 years, if you’re 75 to 84 years old: $11.
    • Valid for 4 years: $14.50.
    • Valid for 5 years: $16.
    • Valid for 6 years: $17.50.

    Accepted Forms of Payment

    For online Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) transactions, you can pay by:

    • E-check.
    • VISA or MasterCard credit/debit card.

    For in-person Indiana BMV transactions, you can pay with:

    • VISA or MasterCard credit/debit card.
    • Cash.
    • Check.
    • Money order.
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