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Military Personnel

Veteran Designation

A Veteran Designation on an Arizona driver license, instruction permit or identification card is available to U.S. military veterans or active duty service members.Adult Driver License FrontThe word "VETERAN" will be printed on the front of the license/permit/ID in blue lettering.

Those who would like the designation should fill out the Arizona Driver License/Identification Card application (online form) or Commercial Driver License application (40-5124) and check the Veteran Designation box.

This application should be brought to any MVD field office or authorized third party that processes driver license transactions, along with veteran designation documentation. See below for a list of approved documentation.

Initial applications must be received in person and will require a new photo. Once on the customer record, a duplicate can be ordered online at and it will have the VETERAN designation.

Standard transaction fees apply.

Veteran Designation Documentation

(One of the following documents must be presented at the time of application)

  • Original or copy of the customer’s DD214, 215, 2 (Retired), 2 (Reserve), DD217
  • Active duty military identification card (also known as the United States Uniformed Services Identification Card or the Armed Forces of the United States Geneva Conventions Identification Card)
  • Inactive duty card
  • Original Statement of Honorable Service from the Department of Veteran Affairs or Arizona Department of Veteran’s Services.
  • Certificate of Honorable Discharge
  • American Legion card
  • Disabled American Veteran card
  • Military Officers of America card
  • Veterans Administration Medical card
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars card
  • Military Order of the Purple Heart
  • Vietnam Veterans of America card

From the ADOT Blog

ADOT rolls out new driver license / identification option for veterans

Sept. 19, 2013

ADOT's Motor Vehicle Division just rolled out a brand new driver license / ID card option especially for veterans. Full story ...

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