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A driver’s license or identification card may be renewed by U.S. citizens up to one year prior to expiration. Individuals with temporary or permanent lawful status can only renew up to 30 days prior to the expiration of their current credential.
If you are under the age of 75, you can renew your driver's license online if you meet the requirements listed below. You will need to provide your name, date of birth, legal address, and Social Security number in order to renew or replace your driver's license or identification card online.
You can renew your license online only if you meet the following conditions:
If you must visit a branch, here is a list of BMV locations.
Requirements To Renew Your Driver's License
Your driver's license expires at midnight on your birthday. If your birthday falls on a day on which license branches are closed, the driver's license will expire at midnight on the next business day. A probationary operator’s license expires at midnight on the date 30 days after the 21st birthday of the holder. A late fee of $5 will be charged if the license is renewed after that date.
Current licensed drivers who are 75 years and older must visit a license branch to renew his or her driver's license.
Foreign nationals with permanent or temporary lawful status must visit a license branch and provide documentation of identity, lawful status, proof of Social Security Number (or proof of ineligibility), and Indiana residency for each renewal transaction.
If you are younger than 21 years of age and have any points on your driving record, or if you are older than 21 years of age and have six or more points on your driving record, you must take the knowledge examination to renew your driver's license.
How long is my driver's license valid?
If you are under 75 years of age, the BMV uses a staggered schedule for driver's license renewal. Your Indiana driver's license is valid for either four, five, or six years. If you are 75 to 84 years old, your license is valid for three years. If you are 85 years or older, your license is valid for two years.
If you are less than 18 years old when you get your license, your license is considered probationary and must be renewed:
You may amend your license after you turn 18 years old to remove the probationary driver's license designation.
You can renew your ID card online only if you meet the following conditions:
If your Indiana driver's license is expired, lost or stolen while you are out of the state, you may renew or replace your license online if you meet the requirements listed above, or you may request a 30-day extension from the date your driver's license expires. To obtain a 30-day extension of your driver's license or a 30-day interim credential you will need to download and complete a Request for Interim/Extension License, State Form 54580. After you have completed the form in its entirety, you may mail it to the address listed on the form.
If you are temporarily living outside Indiana because you are serving in the military, your license remains valid for 90 days following your discharge from service. If your license expires while outside of Indiana and you are not eligible for online renewal you may print a Military Extension Letter. While operating a motor vehicle, you should hold in your possession your most current license along with this letter and proof of your service in the Armed Forces. To obtain a renewed license after you have been discharged, you need to visit a license branch and show proof of discharge.