On behalf of the Department of Veteran Services (DVS), the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) now issues veteran ID cards to eligible veterans. These cards provide proof of veteran status and permit the veterans to receive discounts from retailers and restaurants.
For information on which retailers and restaurants offer discounts for veterans, you may access the Military and Veteran Discount Center website or contact DVS at http://www.virginiaforveterans.com.
Veteran ID cards show the veteran's photo, name, branch of service, and signature, but are not intended to be used as official identification. The Virginia State Board of Elections has approved the Virginia Veteran ID card for use at voting polls.
The Veteran ID Card Frequently Asked Questions provides additional information.
To be eligible for the veteran ID card , you must:
For more information on eligibility, please refer to § 46.2-345.1 of the Code of Virginia.
The cost of the veterans ID card is $10. The card will not display an expiration date.
When applying for a veterans ID card, please make sure that DMV has your current address on your record.
You may apply online, by mail, by fax, or in person at a DMV customer service center.
Your card will be mailed to you.
If you applied in person at a customer service center, you will receive a receipt showing all of the information that will display on your card. While you are waiting to receive your card in the mail, you may use the receipt to show proof of veteran status and receive retail discounts.
The cost to replace a lost or mutilated veterans ID card is $10.
Every six months, DMV will electronically share with the Virginia Department of Veteran Services (DVS) information from your veterans card application and any subsequent address changes you make. DVS may use the information DMV provides to:
To obtain a replacement DD214 (or if you are a veteran and were never issued a DD214), you may access the federal website www.archives.gov for information, or contact the Virginia Department of Veteran Services at (804) 786-0286 for assistance.