In Indiana, you can get a non-driver ID card for those people who do not desire or cannot get a driver's license. One should think about applying for an Indiana state ID card if you are a resident of Indiana without a driver's license, but you need ID to prove your date of birth, identity, or address.

Eligibility Requirements

The Indiana BMV issues ID cards called a "SecureID" to those people who don't want to have a license to drive.

If you happen to not bring the range of required documents, you are still eligible to try and get a non-SecureID for an acceptable form of ID at voting booths.

There is not an a certain age you must be to get an Indiana ID card — anyone can apply for one.

How to Apply for an IN Identification Card

To apply, you should visit the local BMV branch office where they handle applications for Indiana ID's and SecureID's. Applications may not be filled online, by phone, or through the mail. Those who are new to the application process or are non-citizens will need to apply for the SecureID.

The Indiana BMV will not take appointments for the original IN identification card application process. Upon arriving, you will have to wait in line, so click here to find out when it may be the best time to visit.

The application process for an Indiana ID card requires that you have proof of:

  • Identity. Acceptable forms include:
    • U.S. birth certificate.
    • U.S. passport.
  • Social Security number. Acceptable forms include:
    • Social Security card.
    • W-2 form.
    • SSA 1099 or Non-SSA-1099 document.
  • Citizenship or accepted legal status. Acceptable forms include:
    • U.S. birth certificate that is an original or certified copy.
    • For those born in Puerto Rico, you need to bring a birth certificate that was received on July 1st, 2010 or later.
    • U.S. passport or U.S. passport card.
    • Naturalization document from the U.S.
  • Residency in Indiana. Two of the following forms are needed:
    • A current insurance policy. (Can be auto, life, or premises insurance.)
    • An Indiana title certificate.
    • A printed utility bill. (Can be phone, electric, cable, or any other.)
      • NOTE: Those under 18 who are not able to prove residency, you must bring a person who can:
        • Sign a residency affidavit.
        • Present a good-standing Indiana driver's license or ID.
        • Show 1 form of proof of identity.
        • Show 2 forms of proof of IN residency.
  • Paying for the application fee. Check out the "Indiana State ID Card Fees" section below for details about the fee and how you may pay for it.

The Indiana BMV website gives out the whole list of accepted documents needed to prove identity, residency, and citizenship.

NOTE: The Indiana BMV will only take documents that are the originals or a certified copy. If you have a hard time collecting the correct documents, you should call the IN BMV for help in applying for your non-SecureID card.

The Indiana BMV will then give you an interim credential when you come in, and your IN identification card/SecureID card will come to you by mail in the timeframe of 10 business days.

Foreign Nationals

The IN identification card process of applying is the same for foreign nationals. The IN BMV requires that you bring original, specific documents to a close BMV office for applying for an IN SecureID card.

For further details regarding acceptable documents for foreign nationals, check out the IN BMV website.

Indiana State ID Card Fees

IN identification card fees at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles will be different based on age and voting eligibility.

  • $11.50
  • If you only need an ID card that states you have voting eligibility, it is free.

The IN BMV locations will take the following methods of transactions paid in person:

  • Cash
  • Visa or MasterCard credit and debit cards.
  • Checks. Includes:
    • Personal checks.
    • Cashier's checks.
    • Certified cashier's checks.
    • Company checks.
    • Money orders.

Online transactions can be paid with:

  • E-check.
  • Visa or MasterCard credit and debit cards.

Renewing an IN Identification Card or SecureID Card

An IN identification card stays valid for six years.

You might be able to renew an IN identification card either online or at the local BMV location. If you have already gotten your IN SecureID card, you won't need to bring all of the original documents when you decide to renew.

NOTE: You are allowed to renew your IN identification card within one year before expiration. Those with good-standing citizenship or legal status are allowed to renew their ID card within 30 days before it expires.

Renewing Your IN Identification Card Online

In order to renew your ID card online, you must meet these prerequisites:

  • You're a U.S. citizen.
  • You have not changed your name, address, or other personal information.
  • Your identification card has not exceeded 180 days past expiration.
  • Your renewal date is less than one year away.
  • Your photo is on file with the BMV.
  • Your driving record cannot have 3 or 9 restrictions.
  • You are not changing from a non-SecureID to a SecureID.

After deciding if you are eligible, check out the BMV's online renewal form.

Here, you can expect to give fill out your:

  • First and last name.
  • Birth date.
  • Your Indiana address.
  • Social Security number.

Renewing in Person

When renewing in person at the BMV, you will need to sign up for an IN SecureID card.

For further instruction on the exact application process, please check out the "How to Apply for an IN Identification Card" subheading above.

If you can't find or have lost your IN identification card, you will need to bring proof of identity with you from the BMV list of accepted forms of proof of identity.

For details on the costs involved with renewing your IN identification card, kindly refer to the "Indiana State ID Card Fees" section from above.

ID's for Military and U.S. Veterans

U.S. Veteran Indicator

The IN BMV allows for a veteran indicator on the Indiana state identification card when first applying or when renewing. For this, you must visit your local BMV and present a proof of discharge or separation.

There is no cost for this service if you are a U.S. military veteran; however, you will need to pay a $10 fee for licenses that are not up for renewal.

Identification Card Renewal and Replacement for U.S. Military

When your IN identification card expires during your stationing out of Indiana, you might be able to renew it or replace it online. This rule is also true for the spouses and dependents of those in the military.

Online Renewal and Replacement

In order to complete your renewal or replacement online, you must not be changing your name or address, and you must have renewed in person last time you were up for renewal.

  • Number one, you have to make a myBMV account.
  • Here, you will be asked for your IN identification card number, your zip code, and your last 4 digits of SSN.

NOTE: You can also try to get a 30-day extension or interim credential. You just need to fill out a Request for Interim or Extension License (Form 54580) and then send it back to the address on the form.

In-Person Renewal and Replacement

When coming back to Indiana, you can head to the local BMV for a replacement or renewal. You must have the following things:

  • Current Military ID. (Eliminates late fees)
  • Proof of identity.
  • Proof you have been discharged or post-deployment.
  • The payment.
    • Please check out the "Indiana State ID Card Fees" section from above.

NOTE: For those in the military, you have an extra 90 days that your ID card stays valid after you have been discharged. For those who are not eligible to complete the renewal process online, you can print out a Military Extension Letter to have with your Indiana state identification card that is past its expiration.

Replacing Your IN Identification or SecureID Card

Applying for a replacement IN identification card be either be done online or at the local BMV. For replacement of a non-SecureID without converting to a SecureID, you are required to show up in person.

Replacing Online

To meet the requirements for online ID card replacement, you should check out the myBMV website to confirm the following:

  • You are a U.S. citizen.
  • You are not changing your address, name, or other personal information.
  • You do not have an expired identification card.
  • You currently have a photo on file with the BMV.
  • Your driving record does not contain 3 or 9 restrictions.
  • You are not changing from a non-SecureID to a SecureID.

On the website, you will have to make a myBMV account.

Get ready to give your IN identification card number, your zip code, and the last four digits of your SSN.

Replacing in Person

For those who have a non-SecureID, you may apply in person at your local BMV. The BMV may recommend that you apply for a SecureID card instead.

For applying to replace your IN identification card, you will need to prove your identity from the BMV's list of OK'd forms along with all other documents needed in the aforementioned process of applying. Double check that you have brought originals or certified copies of the documents.

To find out how much all of this will cost you, please refer to the "Indiana State ID Card Fees" from above.

Changing Your Identification Card's Name and Address

Name Changes in Indiana

Your local BMV must be told of your changed name within 30 days after it is changed, and it must be done in person. Your ID card name cannot be changed by mail or by Internet.

NOTE: Your name change must first be completed with the Social Security Administration (SSA) because the BMV checks Social Security records.

For changing your name on an Indiana state identification card, visit your closest BMV and bring your old ID along with legal proof of your new name:

  • Divorce certificate.
  • Court order.
  • Marriage certificate.
  • Changed birth certificate (gender change).
  • Your physician's signature on a statement indicating a gender change.

Address Changes in Indiana

You must notify the BMV of your address change within 30 days after you change it. This can be done both online or in person, depending on your preference. Address changes cannot take place by mail.

NOTE: Your change of address notification will be for the Indiana BMV records only. For replacing your ID card to reflect your new address, you will need to fill out a replacement application. In this case, please refer to the "Replacing Your IN Identification or SecureID Card" section above for details regarding replacements.

Online For changing your IN mailing address online, check out the Indiana state BMV change of address system located online. Change of legal residential address can only be completed at the BMV and must be done in person.
The following information is required:

  • First and last name.
  • Birth date.
  • IN residential address.
  • SSN.

In Person To change your legal residential address in person at the BMV, you must have:

  • A Social Security number.
  • Two documents that prove you're an Indiana resident.
    • Check out the IN BMV website for a list of documents that satisfy this requirement.