How to Renew and Replace ID Cards in Indiana

Nondrivers will need to submit an application for an Indiana DMV ID renewal to the state Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) in a timely manner. In the event of a stolen or lost ID card, individuals may initiate a DMV ID replacement procedure through BMV as well. The methods to obtain an ID card copy or renew an expired credential will depend on the type of procedure, as well as whether applicants meet the eligibility requirements set forth by the BMV. In general, nondrivers may renew ID card credentials or apply for a replacement in person, by mail or via the internet. Learn more about how to receive a duplicate ID card in Indiana or renew your credential by reading the below sections.

How to Renew Your ID Card in Indiana

Most Indiana residents can apply for a state ID renewal up to one year prior to expiration of their current identification document. Nondrivers who are temporarily residing within the state can initiate an identification card renewal in IN up to 30 days prior to the date of expiry. In order to renew ID card online, individuals must first verify they meet the set eligibility criteria. Applications for a DMV identification card renewal in Indiana can be submitted via the internet provided you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a U.S. citizen and an Indiana resident.
  • Your previous photograph is on file with BMV.
  • Your DMV ID card has not expired for more than 180 days.
  • You are within 12 months of your date of renewal.
  • Your record does not have 3 or 9 restrictions and there is no change of name, address of residence or other information.

Individuals renewing ID card documents may choose to apply for a REAL ID credential, instead of a non-compliant card by visiting a license branch and following the REAL ID procedures. Going to a BMV office to renew identification card credentials may be necessary in other instances as well.

How to Renew ID Cards in Indiana Online

In order to initiate your IN state ID renewal via the internet, you must first ensure you meet the aforementioned eligibility criteria. Your electronic ID card renewal procedure will require you to visit the official BMV website and locate the online service provider. Once there, you will need to create an account or login if you already have one. Online DMV ID renewals in Indiana generally require you to submit your name, date of birth, address of residence and Social Security Number (SSN) during the procedure. Additional requirements, as well as payment for the applicable fees may apply as well.

How to Renew ID Cards in Indiana in Person

Indiana nondrivers will need to finalize the procedure of renewing ID card credentials by personally visiting a nearby BMV office in certain instances. Since most state residents are eligible to renew via the internet every other renewal, they will need to go to a license branch and apply for an IN DMV ID renewal once every 10 to 12 years. Visiting a BMV office may also be necessary provided applicants need to change specific information, update their lawful status or obtain a REAL ID credential. Find out more about the requirements and documents needed to renew your ID card in IN in person by contacting the Bureau of Motor Vehicles beforehand. Also, check whether the department offers renewals via mail.

How to Replace Your ID Card in Indiana

In the event of a lost or stolen ID card in Indiana, nondrivers will need to apply for a copy of their credential by following the guidelines set forth by BMV. State residents may replace ID card documents via the internet, provided they meet the eligibility criteria or personally request a replacement. However, individuals may only replace lost ID card credentials up to 10 times online before they must go to a BMV branch. Individuals who are currently out of state may request an interim credential via mail allowing them to apply for a replacement after they return to the state.

How to Replace ID Cards in Indiana Online

Prior to initiating an IN DMV ID replacement process, make sure there is no change in your name or address of residence, your ID card is still valid and your record does not have 3, 7 or 9 restrictions. To replace ID card online, you must also be a U.S. citizen and your previous photo must be on file with BMV. Replacing ID card documents via the internet will require you to access the official online tool and enter the necessary information. In general, you will need to submit your name, date of birth, SSN and residential address. Once you gain access, you will need to follow the set instructions to finalize the procedure.

How to Replace ID Cards in Indiana by Mail

Individuals with a stolen or lost ID card who are currently out of the country may obtain an interim document valid for 30 days that will allow them to request a duplicate ID card after their return to Indiana. To receive such credential while out of state, nondrivers will need to fill out a Request for Interim/Extension License – State Form 54580 and mail it to the address specified on the form. Military members may be eligible for online replacement or renewal.

How to Replace ID Cards in Indiana in Person

If you do not meet the eligibility requirements to replace your ID card online in Indiana, you will need to go to a nearby BMV office and personally request a copy. Also, BMV may ask you to upgrade your current credential to a REAL ID card. To obtain a federal-compliant document when replacing your ID card, you will need to follow the REAL ID procedures and present original proofs or certified copies of your identity, legal status, SSN and residency. Prior to visiting an office to apply for an Indiana DMV ID replacement, however, contact BMV to find out the exact steps and documents pertaining to your case.

Indiana ID Card Renewal and Replacement Fees

Paying the set renewal and IN ID card replacement fees is necessary for BMV to process the applicant’s request and issue the required document. Nondrivers can currently obtain a duplicate ID card at a price of $9. Contact an IN license branch to inquire about your state ID renewal fee or any additional costs that apply to your case.

Last updated on Thursday, September 20 2018.

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