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California Drivers License “Veteran” Designation

November 12, 2016

State of California offering Veterans the opportunity to place a printed VETERAN designation on a California driver license or identification (ID) card.

To obtain the VETERAN designation, follow these three easy steps:

STEP 1 – Find your military discharge certificate (DD214). If you need assistance obtaining your military records, then contact a CVSO. To find a local CVSO, call 844-737-8838 or visit www.calvet.ca.gov.

STEP 2 – Take your DD214 and government identification to a CVSO and obtain your completed and stamped Veteran Status Verification Form.

STEP 3 – Visit www.dmv.ca.gov or call DMV at 800-777-0133 for an appointment. Then bring your Veteran Status Verification Form to a DMV field office. Complete your application, pay any fees including the $5 fee to add the Veteran Designation.