Veteran Distinction on NYS Drivers Licenses Now Available

Andrew J. Lanza

October 17, 2013

Residents who are military veterans can now apply for a special designation on their New York State driver’s license when they apply for a license renewal.

If you are a qualified U.S. military veteran, who was honorably discharged, and you have a NYS drivers license, learner permit or non-driver photo ID card, you can have the word "Veteran" printed on the upper left hand of your photo document.

This measure, which I proudly supported in the New York State Senate, eliminates the need to carry separate documentation to prove that you are a veteran of the United States Armed Forces. 

Since many local businesses across the state currently provide discounts to veterans, having a driver’s license with a veteran’s designation allows for more convenience and ease in presenting proof of service. A driver’s license is often acceptable proof of identification; it only makes sense to allow our nation’s heroes to use it to show they proudly answered our nation’s call.

For more information, click on the image above.

May God bless all of our veterans and those currently serving in the military.