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Virginia Veterans Resource Guide

Veteran ID Cards/License Plates 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 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 to view the schedule • • U.S. mail: P.O. Box 27412, Richmond, VA 23269-0001 • Fax: (804) 367-1112 *Requires a $10 DMV application fee.

Virginia offers more than 50 unique license plates that represent various branches of military service and veteran designations. Visit to learn more.

Eligibility Requirements 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).

Troops to Trucks Through the Troops to Trucks SM program, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is making it easier for personnel trained by the military in the operation of heavy vehicles to obtain civilian commercial driver’s licenses (CDL). A commercial driver’s license is required to operate large trucks and buses. To find out if you qualify for the Troops to Trucks SM program, complete the Troops to Trucks SM checklist. To learn more visit


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