Indiana Driver’s License & Permit FAQ
How Can I Apply for my IN Driver’s License? Frequently Asked Questions
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How old must I be to apply for a license in Indiana?You may apply for a license in Indiana as early as age 15 if you are enrolled in a driver’s education course. You must wait until you are 16 if you are not enrolled in driver’s education.
What documents do I need when I go to apply for my license in Indiana?You must provide the following:
- One document proving your identity; and
- One document proving your Social Security number; and
- One document proving your lawful status in the United States; and
- Two documents proving your Indiana residency.
What requirements must I meet in order to get my permit in Indiana?There are a few requirements you must meet in order to get your permit in Indiana.
- You must be at least 15 years old
- You must be able to provide proof of ID, date of birth, social security number and Indiana residence
- You must be able to show proof of enrollment in a BMV approved Driver’s Ed course (if under 16).
- You must be able to pass the vision test
- You must be able to have a parent willing to sign a financial responsibility agreement
Where do I apply for my Indiana license?Indiana issues driver’s licenses at BMV license branches. Easily find locations and hours at http://www.in.gov/bmv/2337.htm.
What is the contact information for the Indiana BMV?The Indiana BMV encourages citizens to contact them if they have any questions, comments or concerns. You may contact them by phone at 888-692-6841. You may also email them at the following link https://myweb.in.gov/BMV/mybmv/Contact.aspx.
Who should bring me for my permit test in Indiana?If you are under 18, you will need to have someone willing to sign a financial responsibility agreement for you. This will most likely be a parent or legal guardian. If you need more information contact Indiana BMV customer service at 888-692-6841.
Do I need a physical in order to get a license in Indiana?You do not need a physical in order to obtain a license in Indiana.
Does Indiana require applicants to take a vision exam?Yes. Your vision will be tested. If you do not pass the vision exam, you will be sent to an eye care professional for an examination.
Where do I go for my driver’s license photo in Indiana?There is no need to worry about your picture. All BMV offices supply their applicants with license photographs. Just be prepared and look you best.
How do I apply for my Indiana driver’s license?It’s easy to apply for your license. Just be sure to meet the following requirements:
- You are at least 15 years old
- You can provide proof of ID, date of birth, social security number and Indiana residence
- You can show proof of enrollment in a BMV approved Driver’s Ed course (if under 16)
- You can pass the vision test
- You have a parent or guardian willing to sign a financial responsibility agreement
What happens after I apply for my Indiana driver’s license?After you have applied for you license, you will get your permit. You are required to hold your permit at least 180 days before taking the road test.
Do I need to put up hair when taking driver’s license photo?You may wear your hair the same way you would normally wear it; however, it should not be covering your face or your eyes. The purpose of the photo is to be able to identify who you really are. Besides, you would not want to hide that amazing face!
What make-up to wear when I get my IN driver’s license picture taken?Wear your normal make-up; however, the less make-up the better. As long as you are not wearing so much make-up to where you are unrecognizable, you will be fine!
Why is it best not to smile when taking your drivers license picture?Some states are moving towards face recognition technology that will be able to uniquely identify each individual. A straight face on the photo helps distinguish who you really are. This is all in an effort to stop fraud.
What are some tips for getting the best out of the driver’s license picture?Look straight into the camera and keep a calm and relaxed face!
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