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The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (VDVS) downtown Richmond office will be moving October 26th-31st to the James Monroe Building, 101 North 14th Street, 17th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219. Our new office will be operational on November 1st. VDVS is committed to answering all inquiries to our best ability during this time frame, however there may be some delay in response time. All phone numbers associated with VDVS will remain the same. We look forward to this increased capacity and to serving Virginia’s veterans and their families. Questions? Call (804) 786-0286 or (540) 597-1730.

Veterans ID Card


This little card is a big deal. Your Virginia Veterans ID card is a convenient way to show proof of your veteran status so you can enjoy the benefits you deserve. Hundreds of Virginia businesses offer discounts for for veterans carrying a valid ID.

Five ways to get Your Veterans ID Card*:

*Requires a $10 DMV application fee.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Virginia veterans ID card, you must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and received an honorable discharge; hold an unexpired Virginia commercial driver’s license, driver’s license, learner’s permit or DMV-issued ID card; and present DMV with a copy of a document (or a combination of documents) that indicate branch of service, discharge date, and discharge status. For full eligibility requirements, visit


  • If your document is missing any of the above data, DMV will request that you present another document displaying the information.

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