- What Do I Need To Do To Get a Real ID?
- What Is a Non-Compliant Driver's License or ID Card?
- What If I Want to Wait or Can't Find My Documents?
State to State (S2S) Credential Verification
To combat identity theft, the Indiana BMV continues to enhance the security of how credentials (driver’s licenses, IDs, etc.) are issued.
In February 2016, the BMV began to pilot the State Pointer Exchange Service (SPEXS). SPEXS allows the BMV to verify if a credential applicant holds a credential in another participating state. This check will occur each time a customer is renewing, amending, or replacing his or her current driver's license, permit, or identification card. If more than one credential is identified during the verification process, the BMV will request that the permit, license, or identification card issued by any other state be cancelled. If the applicant does not agree to this action, the BMV will be unable to issue an Indiana credential. Indiana law prohibits an individual from holding more than one credential issued by Indiana or any other state.
- Can I have an Indiana driver’s license and still have an identification card in another state if I have a home in both places?
- Can I opt out of having my information checked with other states?
- What will happen if I do not agree to cancel my credential issued by another state?
- Can I keep my credential from my previous state of residence?
- I received a notice from the BMV stating that I have moved, and my credential would be cancelled, but I have not moved.
- I talked with someone at the BMV office in a state where I hold an identification card and they said it was all right to have both my Indiana license and their identification card.
- I never held a credential in the state you are reporting to me, should I be concerned about identity theft?
What If I Still Have Questions?
Learn more about Real ID 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.