Barry J. Schoch, P.E., Secretary, Department of Transportation
Requirements for adding a Veterans Designation while renewing or duplicating your Driver's License or Identification Card (ID)
Governor Corbett signed Act 176 2012 into law allowing for the issuance of a
Pennsylvania Driver's License or Identification Card that clearly indicates that
the bearer is a veteran of the United States Armed Forces. This is
being accomplished by adding a Veterans Designation directly to the
bearer's Driver's License or Identification Card.
Qualified applicants for a Veterans Designation on their
Driver's License or Identification Card include those who have received a Certificate
of Release or Discharge from Active Duty/DD214 or equivalent for service
in the United States Armed Forces, including a reserve component or the
National Guard. NOTE: Please check with the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
for specific eligibility requirements by clicking here:
Designation Information Flyer,
prior to submitting your request to add the Veterans Designation to your
driver's license or identification card.
Once the Veterans Designation has been added to your license or ID, it will automatically
appear each time your license or ID is renewed.
PLEASE NOTE: The Veterans Designation does not entitle a veteran to any special consideration or discount but rather identifies the bearer as a veteran, who honorably served their Nation and this Commonwealth. Any other recognition such as a discount, free meal or other token of appreciation is completely and solely determined by the organization, business or entity providing a service.
There is no fee for the Veterans Designation; however qualified
applicants must pay any initial issuance; renewal or duplicate
Driver's License or ID fees.
*Commercial Driver's (CDL) are not eligible to add the Veterans
Designation online; please click here.
Warning: Misrepresentation will result in the cancellation of your driver's license
and/or identification card.
Only applicants who have who have received a DD214 or equivalent for service
in the United States Armed Forces, including a reserve component or the National Guard,
who were discharged or released from such service under conditions
other than dishonorable, should apply the Veterans Designation to
their Driver's License or Identification Card. The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
will audit submissions to verify veteran status. Claiming veterans' status when not a veteran
has serious consequences including loss of Driver's License or ID.