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*:
- Visit your local DMV customer service center
- DMV 2 Go mobile offices, view the schedule
- U.S. mail: P.O. Box 27412, Richmond, VA 23269-0001, download the application
- Fax: (804) 367-1112, download the application
*Requires a $10 DMV application fee.
To be eligible for the veterans ID card, applicants must:
- Have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and received a discharge status other than dishonorable.
- Hold an unexpired Virginia commercial driver’s license, driver’s license, learner’s permit or DMV-issued ID card.
- Present a copy of a U.S. Armed Forces veteran service proof document according to the Virginia Department of Veteran Services, showing 180 days of active duty* service. Such documents include DD214, DD256 or WD AGO that displays your:
- Branch of service,
- Discharge date, and
- Discharge status. (Individuals with a dishonorable discharge status are not eligible for a veteran ID card).
- If your document is missing any of the above data, DMV will request that you present another document displaying the information.
- Consent that the information on your application and any subsequent address changes you make will be shared with the Virginia Department of Veteran Services.
- * According to 38 U.S.C. § 101, the term “active duty” means full-time duty in the Armed Forces, other than active duty for training.
- If you apply in person at a DMV office, you will receive a temporary veterans ID which can be used as proof of veteran status until your veterans ID card arrives in the mail.
- Virginia Veterans ID cards never expire. You will receive your new Virginia Veterans ID card in the mail within a week.
For more information, get the FAQs . (SHOULD WE MAKE THIS A PDF FILE VS. Link NOW?)
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