Calif. launches new Veteran Driver License and ID Card |

Calif. launches new Veteran Driver License and ID Card

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) have announced a new program honoring our veterans by allowing them to apply for a “veteran” designation on California driver licenses and identification cards.

Veterans are encouraged to contact a local California Veteran Service Officers office and begin the process of learning benefits. The new ‘veteran’ designation means businesses can easily confirm veteran status when offering discounts.

How to apply:

1. Take your DD214 and government identification to any CVSO to obtain your Veteran Status Verification Form. If you need assistance obtaining your military records, any CVSO should be able to help. For faster CVSO service, make an appointment by calling 844-737-8838 or visit to find a local office.

2. Visit Any DMV. Go online or call DMV for an appointment. Then bring your Veteran Status Verification Form to any DMV field office. Pay any application fees in addition to a $5 veteran designation fee, and complete all application and testing requirements. To schedule an appointment at any DMV field office, visit or call 800-777-0133.

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