Driver Services

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.Veteran Designated Driver License Sample The 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 (40-5122) 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 ServiceArizona.com 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 DD Form 214 or DD Form 215, DD Form 2 (Retired), DD Form 2 (Reserve)
  • Original Statement of Honorable Service from the Department of Veterans Affairs or Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
  • Certificate of Honorable Discharge
  • American Legion card
  • Disabled American Veteran card
  • Military Officers of America card
  • Department of Veterans Affairs ID card
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars card
  • Military Order of the Purple Heart
  • Vietnam Veterans of America card
  • Active Duty Military ID card
  • Inactive Duty Military ID 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 ...