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myBMV > Learner's Permits and Driver's Licenses > Indiana Residency Requirements Indiana Residency Requirements

You must be a legal resident of Indiana to obtain an Indiana driver's license, learner's permit, or identification card.  Evidence of residency in Indiana includes:

  • Maintaining a legal address in the State of Indiana and not claiming residency in another state
  • Being a registered voter in the State of Indiana

For the purposes of obtaining a driver's license, learner's permit, or identification card, the following persons living in Indiana solely for any of the following reasons are not considered to be residents of Indiana: 

  • Educational purposes
  • Active duty in the Armed Forces
  • Temporary employment 

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