Veterans Identification Card

sample Vet ID Card On behalf of the Department of Veteran Services (DVS), the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) now issues veteran ID cards for proof of veteran status 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

Veterans 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 Veterans ID card for use at voting polls.

The Veterans ID Card Frequently Asked Questions provides additional information.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the veterans ID card, applicants must:

* 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.

Submission of Applications

Customers may apply online, by mail, by fax, or in person at a DMV customer service center.

Customers who apply in person will receive a receipt showing all of the information that will display on their card, which will be mailed. While waiting to receive the card by mail, veterans will be able to use the receipt to show veteran status to receive retail discounts.

When applying for a veterans ID card, please make sure that DMV has your current address on your record.


The cost of the veterans ID card is $10. The card will not display an expiration date.

Replacement Cards

The cost to replace a lost or mutilated veterans ID card is $10.

Sharing Information with DVS

Lost Your DD214?

To obtain a replacement DD214 (or if you are a veteran and were never issued a DD214), you may access the federal website for information, or contact the Virginia Department of Veteran Services at (804) 786-0286 for assistance.