THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS SERVICES (VDVS) IS OPEN FOR VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON SERVICES. APPOINTMENT REQUESTS CAN BE MADE ONLINE THROUGH THE RED “APPOINTMENT REQUEST” BUTTON AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE, OR BY CALLING OR E-MAILING YOUR LOCAL VDVS OFFICE. VDVS OFFICES LOCATED IN THE MCGUIRE AND HAMPTON VAMC’S ARE CLOSED FOR IN-PERSON SERVICES AT THIS TIME. All WALK-IN HOURS ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AT THIS TIME DUE TO SAFETY PROTOCOLS IN PLACE AS A RESULT OF COVID-19.
Veteran License Indicator
In Virginia as of July 1, 2018, Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces have the option of adding a veteran indicator to their driver’s license or ID card. Having the word “veteran” appear on your driver’s license or ID card is a convenient way to demonstrate your veteran status. This option is offered by DMV on behalf of the Department of Veterans Services (DVS).
Click here to view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) regarding the veterans license indicator.
Five ways to get Your Veterans License Indicator:
- 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
To be eligible for the Virginia veterans license indicator, 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 www.dmvNOW.com/military