Veterans who want to apply for an ID card must first sign up for an account on VA.gov and select the option to ″Apply for a Printed Veteran ID Card.″ Alternatively, veterans can join up for an account through AccessVA.Be sure to have a photo of yourself and a copy of an ID issued by a state or the federal government stored on the device you will be using (the maximum file size is 3 megabytes).
How do I apply for a veteran ID card?
Make your request for veteran ID cards to the Department of Veterans Affairs of the United States directly. Veterans who meet the requirements can apply for a veterans identity card (VIC) from the VA. This card is distinct from the VA veteran health identification card (VHIC), uniformed services ID cards issued by the United States Department of Defense, and military retiree cards.
What kind of iD do you need to be a veteran?
1 Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC), or 2 Department of Defense Identification Card — either a Common Access Card (CAC) or a Uniformed Services ID Card, or 3 State-issued ID with a Veteran designation (such as a driver’s license or state ID card), or a state-issued Veteran ID Card.
What do you need to know about a VA ID card?
Certificate of Eligibility for Veterans (VIC) A new kind of identification for veterans, the VIC. It serves as evidence of the time you spent serving in the military and has both your photograph and a special identifying number. If you are successful in getting the card, you will no longer be required to bring the paper version of your DD-214 with you.
Can a veteran ID card replace a DoD card?
Your Department of Defense ID Card and your Veteran Health Identification Card will both continue to be valid in addition to your Veteran ID Card. A valid identification card issued by the Department of Defense (DoD), such as a Common Access Card (CAC) or a Uniformed Services ID Card, or both.