Do you need to renew your Indiana driver’s license? If so, you might be hoping to renew your license online to spare yourself a trip to the BMV. But does Indiana allow drivers to renew their licenses online?
Can I Renew My Indiana Driver’s License Online?
Indiana drivers can renew their driver’s licenses online, but only if they meet a specific set of criteria. Otherwise, you’ll need to visit your local BMV branch.
You Can Renew Your Indiana Driver's License Online If…
To renew your Indiana driver’s license online, you need to be able to answer ‘yes’ to all of the following:
Do you have an operator’s license (as opposed to a commercial license)?
Are you a US citizen?
Are you a resident of Indiana?
Are your name, address, and other personal information current?
Is your previous photo on file?
Was your previous renewal completed in a BMV branch?
Do you not need to take an exam?
Is your driver’s license current OR did it expire less than 180 days ago?
Are you within 24 months of your renewal date?
Are you 21 or older?
Are you under 75 years old?
If you’re 75 or older, have you submitted a vision screening from your licensed ophthalmologist or licensed optometrist within the 30 days prior to your renewal? If so, you’ll need your doctor to complete Form 56520 and submit it to the BMV at DriverAbility@bmv.IN.gov.
Do you have fewer than six active points on your driving record? You might be able to get points removed from your driving record by completing a state-approved defensive driving course online.
Is your driver’s license in good standing (meaning your license is free from suspension, revocation, or invalidation)?
Is your driver’s license free from restrictions J or 2-9?
As long as you meet these requirements, you’re able to renew your Indiana driver’s license online.
You Must Visit a BMV Branch to Renew Your Indiana Driver’s License If…
There are many cases that automatically require you to renew your Indiana driver’s license in person at a BMV location. Here are the most common reasons for renewing at a BMV branch:
You have a commercial driver’s license or a For-Hire endorsement.
You need to change your name, address, or other personal information. Make sure you bring documentation of the change to the BMV (like a marriage certificate for a name change or a utility bill for an address change).
Your driver’s license expired 180 days ago or longer.
You’re 75 or older and need a vision test.
You have six or more points on your driving record.
You are a foreign national (in which case, you’ll need to provide documentation of identity, lawful status, Indiana residency, and Social Security number (or ineligibility for a Social Security number).
You don’t yet have a Real ID. To get your Real ID, you will need to bring several documents to the BMV.
How to Renew Your Indiana Driver's License Online
To renew your Indiana driver’s license online, visit the myBMV portal to create an online account or log in to your existing account. For the online system to find your records, you will need to provide your driver’s license number, the last four digits of your Social Security number, and your ZIP code.
Once you’re logged in, you simply follow the prompts to renew your driver’s license online.
If you do need to visit a BMV branch to renew your Indiana driver’s license, make things a little easier on yourself by scheduling an appointment online. This will help reduce your wait time so you can get in and out and back on the road.