Requirements for adding a Veterans Designation while renewing or duplicating your Driver's License or Identification Card (ID)
Act 176 of 2012
allows 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
(PDF), 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.
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.
CDL Veterans Designation
At this time, we cannot process CDL renewals or duplicates online and cannot add the Veterans Designation online. Please see the options below to renew your CDL or obtain a duplicate at which time you can add the Veterans Designation and certify that you meet the requirements.
Renewing your CDL
To renew your CDL, please complete and mail in a DL-143CD
form and applicable fees.
To obtain a duplicate CDL, please complete and mail in a DL-80CD
form and applicable fees.