Getting a Learner’s Permit in Indiana

Your IN Learner’s Permit Guide

Indiana’s GDL requires that you meet the following to get your learner’s permit:

  • You must be 15 to be eligible for a learner’s permit IF you’re taking Driver’s Ed program.
  • Those who are not in a driver’s education course can get a learner’s permit after turning 16.

For those who are attempting to get their learner’s permit at the age of 15, along with being in a driver’s education course, you will have to go through a minimum of thirty hours in the classroom and six hours of behind-the-wheel practice with your instructor. Please check out the page about Indiana Driver’s Education.

To begin applying for your learner’s permit, drive to your local licensing office and show:

  • A birth certificate, U.S. passport or Consular Report of Birth Abroad to prove identity.
  • SSN using a Social Security card, SSA-1099 Form or W-2.
  • Proof that you are a citizen of the U.S. or you have good-standing legal presence in the U.S. using a birth certificate, U.S. passport or foreign passport with VISA and I-94 form.
  • Proof that you are an Indiana resident with a utility bill, bank statement or pay stub.
  • Signed application by your parent or guardian.
  • Your proof of Driver’s Ed Enrollment. (For those who are 15 years old and signed up for driver’s education.)
  • $9 payment for fees.

To find out more about which documents are accepted at the BMV to prove identity, social security number, and others, please check out this comprehensive list.

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