Eligible veterans have the opportunity to add the word "VETERAN" to the front of their driver license or ID card to indicate that they have served in the U.S. Military. It can also play a critical role in enabling access to certain privileges, and benefits associated with being a veteran without having to carry and produce a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. Interested veterans need to present a valid DD Form 214 to a local CVSO to receive a Veteran Status Verification form. Then, the veteran takes the CVSO verification form to a DMV field office for processing. DMV charges an additional $5, plus the standard cost of a new, renewal, or duplicate license fee for this enhancement.
To obtain your DD-214, please submit your request via the
National Archives and Records Administration webpage or call 314-801-0800.
For faster CVSO service, please schedule an appointment with a CVSO. To locate the CVSO nearest you, call 844-737-8838. Enter your zip code when prompted and your call will be transferred. Alternatively, visit
www.cacvso.org. Click on Contact Us and then click on your county of residence to view a list of CVSO locations, hours of operation, and contact information.
For faster DMV service, please schedule an appointment with the DMV by visiting the
DMV webpage or by calling 1-800-777-0133.
Please begin by entering your Zip Code and the maximum distance to search for providers.
Register with CalVet to get veteran benefit and service recommendations just for you!