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How to Apply for an Indiana Identification Card

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) issues non-driver identification cards to State residents who don't have a valid ID card, driver license or instruction permits from the State or any other jurisdiction. The ID card can be used to prove your identity, age, and residence in a variety of situations. The identification card is valid for six years, and expires on your birthday six years after it was issued.

APPLYING FOR AN INDIANA ID CARD

  1. Locate the Bureau of Motor Vehicles nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. You cannot apply online.
  2. Complete the Driver License/Identification Card form (45811).
  3. Bring proof of identification. You will be asked to present two sets of documents - primary (birth certificate, passport) and secondary (salary slip, bank statement or social security card).
  4. You must also provide proof of your social security number (SSN). If you have never been issued a SSN, you may be required to obtain one, or else sign a Statement of Not Eligible for Social Security Number form.
  5. Provide proof of Indiana residence.
  6. If you use any document from the immigration services, then it must be verified by the Central Verification Process before the card is issued.
  7. Pay the ID card application fee, currently $13, by cash or check. Confirm the exact fee with your local BMV Office.
  8. You must also surrender any valid driver license or instruction permit issued by the state of Indiana or any other jurisdiction.

RENEWING AN INDIANA ID CARD

  1. Locate the Bureau of Motor Vehicles nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. You cannot apply online.
  2. You must also provide proof of your social security number (SSN). If you have never been issued a SSN, you may be required to obtain one, or else sign a Statement of Not Eligible for Social Security Number form.
  3. Bring proper identification in case of name change like a marriage certificate.
  4. Provide proof of Indiana residence, in the event that your address has changed.
  5. Pay the ID card renewal fee, currently $13, by cash or check. Confirm the fee with your local BMV Office.

REPLACING A LOST, STOLEN, OR DESTROYED ID CARD

You may be issued a replacement identification card if your original ID card has been lost, stolen or destroyed, or if you have had a name or address change.

  1. Locate the Bureau of Motor Vehicles nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. You cannot apply online.
  2. Bring proper identification. You will be asked to present two pieces of primary identification and one piece of secondary identification.
  3. You must also provide proof of your social security number (SSN). If you have never been issued a SSN, you may be required to obtain one, or else sign a Statement of Not Eligible for Social Security Number form.
  4. Provide proof of Indiana residence, in the event that your address has changed.
  5. If your name has changed, you must provide proof of name change.
  6. Pay the ID card replacement fee, currently $13, by cash or check. Confirm the fee with your local BMV Office.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Former State residents moving back to Indiana may be eligible to apply for a renewal or replacement ID card, depending on the validity of their original identification card. They are eligible for a 90 day extension from date of expiry. Apply for an original ID card if your Indiana ID card expired more than one year ago.
  • See also Applying for a New License.
  • See also Change of Address.
 

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