✅ Updated September 2021

Ultimate guide to transferring your out-of-state driver's license to Indiana

Here's the ultimate guide to transferring your out-of-state license to Indiana. We've simplified the entire process for you so you can save time. This page is geared toward people who've moved to Indiana but have a driver license from another US state. If you have an international license, visit our Indiana driver's license page.


What You’ll Need to Transfer your Out-of-State License to Indiana

  • Your current out-of-state driver's license
  • A copy of your official driving record or a verification letter
  • Proof of Identity
  • Proof of Lawful U.S. status
  • Social Security Number
  • Proof of Residency
  • Payment for the required fees

What You’ll Do to Transfer your Out-of-State License to Indiana

  • Step 1: Visit any BMV office locations
    • Complete an application available at the office
    • Submit all the required documents
  • Step 2: Pass the vision screening
    • If your visual ability does not meet state standards, you will be referred to an eye doctor for an eye examination
  • Step 3: Pass the written driving knowledge test
    • You must arrive at least one hour before a branch closes to take a knowledge examination
  • Step 4: Have your picture taken
  • Step 5: Surrender your out-of-state license or submit a copy of your driving record and a verification letter
  • Step 6: Pay the required fee
  • Step 7: The BMV will issue an interim license, valid for 30 days, authorizing the holder to drive pending authentication of documents submitted to BMV. You will receive your permanent driver's license within 14 days


Caveats and Exceptions to Transferring your Driver License to Indiana

  • When you become a resident of Indiana, you have 60 days to obtain an Indiana driver's license if you hold a valid driver's license from another state
  • A driving skills exam is required if your out-of-state driver’s license has been expired for three or more years, or you have held a valid out-of-state driver’s license less than one year

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