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Veteran Designation


New Jersey thanks our military veterans who proudly served to Vet Licenseprotect our freedom. To honor you, a special designation has been created for display on your driver license or non-driver identification (ID) card.

The Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) began issuing a permanent imprinted veteran designation on driver licenses and non-driver ID cards.  You may request your permanent imprinted veteran designation driver license or non-driver ID card by following the instructions below.
For initial license or non-driver ID card

If you are applying for a driver license or a non-driver ID card in New Jersey for the first time and would like to include the permanent veteran designation, please visit any MVC agency with the following documents:

  • Your 6 Points of ID AND
  • Your proof of address; AND
  • Your completed driver's license or non-driver ID application (forms available only at motor vehicle agencies); AND
  • Your original or a photocopy of your honorable military discharge or General Discharge under Honorable Conditions documents to show satisfactory proof of your veteran status, which can be any of the following documents:
    • Original or photocopy of your DD-214 or DD-215; OR
    • Original or photocopy of your official county-issued veteran ID card; OR
    • Original or photocopy of your federal activation orders showing service under Title 10, section 672 or section 12301 of the United States Code; OR
    • Original or photocopy of your report of Separation of Active Duty (honorably discharged or General Discharge under Honorable Conditions prior to 1950).


Once all of the above requirements have been met, your driver's license or non-driver ID card will be issued to you and will be imprinted with the permanent veteran designation.

For Renewals - If you do not currently have a veteran designation sticker

Please note: if you wish to obtain the imprinted veteran designation and are renewing your driver's license or non-driver ID card, and you do not have a veteran designation sticker, you must renew in person at a motor vehicle agency by following the instructions below.

Please visit a motor vehicle agency with the following documents:

  • Your 6 points of identification; AND
  • Your proof of address; AND
  • Your completed driver license or non-driver ID renewal application; AND
  • Your original or a photocopy of your honorable military discharge or General Discharge under Honorable Conditions documents to show satisfactory proof of your veteran status, which can be any of the following documents:
    • Original or photocopy of your DD-214 or DD-215; OR
    • Original or photocopy of your official county-issued veteran ID card; OR
    • Original or photocopy of your federal activation orders showing service under Title 10, section 672 or section 12301 of the United States Code; OR
    • Original or photocopy of your report of Separation of Active Duty (honorably discharged or General Discharge under Honorable Conditions prior to 1950).

Once all of the above requirements have been met, your drivers license will be renewed and printed with the permanent veteran designation.

Renewal - If you currently have a veteran designation sticker

If you currently have a veteran designation sticker on your driver's license or non-driver ID card and would like to renew it with a permanent veteran designation driver's license or non-driver ID card, you may do so by visiting a motor vehicle agency.  
Please visit a motor vehicle agency with the following documents:

  • Your 6 Points of ID; AND
  • Your proof of address; AND
  • Your completed driver's license or non-driver ID renewal application.

Once all of the above requirements have been met, your driver's license will be renewed and printed with the permanent veteran designation.

For Replacement - If you currently have a veteran designation sticker

If you currently have a veteran designation sticker on your driver's license or non-driver ID card and would like to replace it with a permanent veteran designation driver's license or non-driver ID card, you may request it either in person at a motor vehicle agency or by mail by following the instructions below. 

Replacement at a Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) Agency

Please visit a motor vehicle agency with the following documents:

  • Your current New Jersey driver's license or non-driver ID card that has a veteran sticker; AND
  • Your completed driver's license or non-driver ID application.

Once all of the above requirements have been met, your driver's license will be replaced and printed with the permanent veteran designation.

Your replacement will be issued at no fee.

Replacement by Mail

Please send a letter to the address below, requesting your replacement imprinted veteran designation driver's license or non-driver ID card, along with the following:

  • A photocopy of your current New Jersey driver's license or non-driver ID card.

Mail both items to:

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
225 E. State Street
PO Box 129 - Veterans
Trenton, NJ 08666-0129

Please note: Renewals via this address/PO Box are not permitted.  This is to obtain a replacement only.

Once all of the above requirements have been met, your driver license will be replaced, printed with the permanent veteran designation, and mailed to you.

Your replacement will be issued at no fee.

 

Replacement - If you do not currently have a veteran designation sticker

If you do not currently have a veteran designation sticker on your driver's license or non-driver ID card and would like to obtain a permanent imprinted veteran designation driver's license or non-driver ID card, you may request it either in person at a motor vehicle agency or by mail by following the instructions below. 

Your replacement will be issued at no fee.

Replacement at an Agency

Please visit a motor vehicle agency with the following documents:

 

  • Your current New Jersey driver's license or non-driver ID card; AND
  • Your completed driver's license or non-driver ID application; AND
  • Your original or a photocopy of your honorable military discharge or General Discharge under Honorable Conditions documents to show satisfactory proof of your veteran status, which can be any of the following documents:
    • Original or photocopy of your DD-214 or DD-215; OR
    • Original or photocopy of your official county-issued veteran ID card; OR
    • Original or photocopy of your federal activation orders showing service under Title 10, section 672 or section 12301 of the United States Code; OR
    • Original or photocopy of your report of Separation of Active Duty (honorably discharged or General Discharge under Honorable Conditions prior to 1950).

Once all of the above requirements have been met, your driver's license will be replaced and printed with the permanent veteran designation.

Your replacement will be issued at no fee.

Replacement by Mail

Please send a letter to the MVC at the address below, requesting your replacement imprinted veteran designation driver's license or non-driver ID card, along with the following:

  • A photocopy of your current New Jersey driver's license or non-driver ID card; AND
  • A photocopy of your honorable military discharge or General Discharge under Honorable Conditions documents to show satisfactory proof of your veteran status, which can be any of the following documents:
    • A photocopy of your DD-214 or DD-215; OR
    • A photocopy of your official county-issued veteran ID card; OR
    • A photocopy of your federal activation orders showing service under Title 10, section 672 or section 12301 of the United States Code; OR
    • A photocopy of your report of Separation of Active Duty (honorably discharged or General Discharge under Honorable Conditions prior to 1950).

Mail the letter and both additional items to:

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
225 E. State Street
PO Box 129 - Veterans
Trenton,   NJ 08666-0129

Once all of the above requirements have been met, your driver's license or non-driver ID card will be replaced, printed with the permanent veteran designation, and mailed to you.

Your replacement will be issued at no fee.