The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Department of Veterans Services (DVS) have joined as partners to offer a veterans ID card to U.S. military veterans throughout the state. While retired military and veterans with a disability rating from Veterans Affairs are issued ID cards, other veterans had no way to show veteran status other than with a DD214, an official discharge document and not something most veterans carry with them. The Virginia Veterans ID card will allow vets to receive discounts from Virginia restaurants and retailers that offer discounts and other special promotions to veterans and military. The new veterans ID card will enable veterans to easily show veteran status and also will enable retailers, restaurants, and other organizations to easily verify the individual's status as a veteran.
Veterans may begin applying for the card on May 30 through these DMV service outlets:
DMV customer service centers
DMV 2 Go mobile offices
By U.S. mail: P.O. Box 27412, Richmond, VA 23269-0001
Fax: (804) 367-1112
Applicants must have a valid Virginia drivers license or identification card. They will also need a copy of the veteran's DD-214 indicating any discharge status other than dishonorable. There is a $10 one-time cost for the card. Virginia Veterans ID cards never expire. Applicants will receive their new Virginia Veterans ID card in the mail within a week. Additional information will be available on both the DVS and DMV websites after May 30. If you have questions or need more information, contact (804 371-0441) or email (anne.atkinsdvs.virginia.gov).