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Virginia Veterans Resource Guide

Driver’s License - Veteran Indicator 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 show your veteran status at retailers and restaurants that offer discounts to veterans. To learn more, go to and click on “add a veteran indicator to your drivers license or ID card.” Eligibility Requirements To be eligible for the veteran indicator, you must: • Be a Virginia resident • Apply for or currently hold an unexpired Virginia commercial driver’s license, driver’s license, learner’s permit or DMV-issued ID card • Have served either (1) in the active U. S. Armed Forces or (2) for more than 180 days in the Virginia National Guard or U. S. Reserves • Have received an honorable discharge • Present a photocopy of a veteran service proof document or combination of documents that provide branch of service, discharge date and discharge status (eg. DD 214, DD 256, WD AGO, or NGB 22). Alternatively, you may present your U.S. Military Retiree ID Card (DD Form 2) and a completed

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Virginia Veteran Military Service Certification application (DL 11). • Consent for the information on your application and any subsequent address changes you make to be shared with DVS. For more information on eligibility, please refer to § 46.2-328.2 of the Code of Virginia. Cost There is no fee for the veteran indicator. However, you must pay the standard fee for an original or replacement credential that will display the veteran indicator. Applying for a Veteran Indicator When applying for a veteran indicator, make sure that DMV has your current address on your record. • You may apply for a veteran indicator online, by mail, by fax, or in person at a DMV customer service center. • If you apply online, you must submit the required veteran status proof document(s) to DMV within 45 days of submitting your online application. These documents can be submitted to DMV online, by mail, fax or in person at a DMV customer service center. • If you are applying by mail, fax or in person, you must complete a Virginia Veteran Military Service Certification (form DL-11) and provide a copy of your veteran service proof document(s). Mail to: Driver Support Work Center, Room 419, P. O. Box 27412, Richmond, VA 23269-0001 Visit a DMV customer service center Fax (804) 367-1112


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