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You need two computer-generated documents to prove your Indiana residency when you apply for a new driver’s license, permit, or identification card.

Customers with questions about collecting their documents can call the BMV toll-free at 888-692-6841 and speak with a customer service representative for help or visit any Indiana license branch for assistance.

The most common documents proving your Indiana residency include:

  • Computer-generated bill from a utility company, credit card company, doctor, or hospital, issued within 60 days of the date you visit a license branch and containing your name and address of residence.
  • Bank statement.
  • Pre-printed pay stub.
  • Medicaid or Medicare benefit statement.

Post office boxes may not be used as an address of residence.

All Documents Proving Residency

The full list of documents proving your Indiana residency includes:

  • Computer-generated bill issued by a utility company, credit card company, doctor, or hospital showing your name and address of residence. Bill must be dated within 60 days of the date of application.
  • Bank statement or bank transaction receipt showing your name and address of residence, and the bank’s name and mailing address. Statement or receipt must be dated within 60 days of the date of application.
  • Pre-printed pay stub showing your name and address of residence, and your employer’s name and address. Pay stub must be dated within 60 days of the application date.
  • W-2 form, property or excise tax bill, or Social Security Administration or other pension or retirement annual benefits summary statement showing your name and address of residence. The form, bill, or statement must be dated within the current or immediately prior year.
  • Medicaid or Medicare benefit statement showing your name and address of residence. Statement must be dated within 60 days of the application date.
  • Current valid homeowner’s, renter’s, or motor vehicle insurance policy showing your name and address of residence. Policy must be dated within one year of the application date.
  • Current motor vehicle loan payment book for a motor vehicle registered in your name, and showing your name and address of residence.
  • Residential mortgage or similar loan contract, lease, or rental contract showing your name, address of residence, and signatures from all parties needed to execute the agreement. The agreement must be dated within 12 months of the date of application.
  • Child support check stub issued by the Indiana Department of Child Services showing your name and address of residence. Check stub must be dated within 60 days of the application date.
  • First-class mail from federal or state court or agency showing your name and address of residence. Mail must be dated within 60 days of the application date.
  • Indiana voter registration card.
  • Change-of-address confirmation from the United States Postal Service showing your prior and current address (Form CNL107).
  • Survey of your Indiana property issued by a licensed surveyor and showing your name and address of residence.
  • Valid Indiana handgun permit showing your name, signature, address of residence, and date of birth.

Indiana Residency Affidavit

If you cannot provide two documents proving your Indiana residency you may submit an Indiana Residency Affidavit if you meet the following qualifications:

  • You are under the age of 18. An Indiana Residency Affidavit for you must be signed at a license branch by another person. The person signing the affidavit must submit their valid Indiana driver’s license or identification card, one document proving their identity, and two documents proving their Indiana residency.
  • You are at least 18 years old but cannot submit the required documents. An Indiana Residency Affidavit for you must be signed at a license branch by a person who you are living with. The person signing the affidavit must submit their valid Indiana driver's license or identification card, one document proving their identity, and two documents proving their Indiana residency.
  • You are incapacitated. An Indiana Residency Affidavit for you must be signed at a license branch by another person who is your legal guardian or caregiver, is at least 18 years old, and who you are living with. The legal guardian or caregiver must submit their valid Indiana driver’s license or identification card, one document proving their identity, and two documents proving their Indiana residency.
  • You do not have an address of residence and you live at a group resident facility. An Indiana Residency Affidavit for you must be signed at a license branch by a legal representative of the group resident facility. You must also provide a letter from the group resident facility on its letterhead showing the facility’s name, address, and telephone number, and showing the legal representative’s name, signature, and signature date.
  • Homeless applicants without a residence address. You must complete a residency affidavit and provide a letter from the government entity or not-for-profit organization on its letterhead showing the facility’s name, address, and telephone number, and showing the legal representative’s name, signature, and signature date. The legal representative must state in the letter that the entity or organization provides services to the applicant and will accept delivery of mail for the applicant.
  • You reside in a motor vehicle, including but not limited to a mobile home or motor home. An Indiana Residency Affidavit for you must be signed at a license branch by another Indiana resident who attests that you may use his or her address of residence for record purposes. The person signing the affidavit must submit two documents proving their Indiana residency. You must provide proof of paying Indiana income taxes for the current year or immediately prior year, and have current motor vehicle title and registration records with the BMV.
  • You have a rural route mail delivery address. You must provide a properly certified government-issued document showing your name and a description of the residence’s location.

If you are enrolled in a truck driving training school located in Indiana, you must show proof of enrollment and present your out-of-state driver’s license.

Submitting Acceptable Documents

The BMV will only accept original documents or certified copies from the issuing agency. The BMV may refuse any document that appears fraudulent, unreliable, altered, or expired. All documents must be in English or be presented with a verifiably accurate English translation. Your legal name and date of birth on documents presented to the BMV must match Social Security Administration records.

What If I Still Have Questions?

Learn more about SecureID and receiving credentials through the mail by reading our frequently asked questions.

If you have questions, you can call the BMV toll-free at 888-692-6841 and speak with a customer service representative for help or visit any Indiana license branch for assistance.