Veteran Status On Your Driver's License or ID Card

The MVA offers a veteran designation on a driverís license or identification (ID) card for qualifying veterans. The designation indicates that you are eligible for state or federal veteran benefits.

To qualify, please present your United States Military Veteran documentation (original or certified copy issued by the appropriate department/agency) certifying your veteran status. You can also use a blue card, the identification card for retired uniformed service members (DD form 2). You can add the veteran designation when you apply for, renew or correct your driverís license or ID card.

There is no fee to add or remove the designation on your license or ID card.

The acceptable proof of veteran status documents are:

The acceptable documents must show the veteran status as:

If you do not have acceptable proof of your veteran status that indicates a discharge or release under conditions other than dishonorable, you will need to contact the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs to obtain documentation verifying your status as a veteran. You may call 1-800-446-4926 or to visit their website