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​Veterans Designation

pennsylvania driver's license with a small flag denoting veteran status

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.

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 tokens 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 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. 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 (PDF) form and applicable fees.

Duplicate CDL

To obtain a duplicate CDL, please complete and mail in a DL-80CD (PDF) form and applicable fees.

PA Veterans' Registry

The PA Veterans Registry is an online application that allows veterans, family members and people who work with veterans to connect with the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) to request information related to the valuable state benefits, programs and services offered. Please take a moment to register.