Cumberland Times-News

November 29, 2012

Veterans designation available on West Virginia driver’s licenses

For the Cumberland Times-News
Cumberland Times-News

— CUMBERLAND — The veterans designation is now available on West Virginia driver’s licenses.

Division of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Joe Miller said, “We are thrilled to offer this designation to our veterans. We unveiled the new designation last month in Parkersburg and the response has been tremendous.”

West Virginia Department of Veteran’s Assistance Cabinet Secretary Keith Gwinn added, “West Virginians genuinely support and appreciate our country’s veterans and are always eager to give back to them in any way they can.

“There are a number of organizations and businesses throughout the state that offer veterans special discounts and incentives; however, most have no way of confirming an individual’s military service. That is why having your veteran status designated right on your driver’s license is so important. Finally our veterans have a convenient way to take advantage of the benefits they need and deserve.”

Veterans can apply for the license at their DMV regional office with their DD 214, another form of military identification or their motor vehicle registration card showing a current military license plate.

There is no charge if the designation is the only transaction being sought at the time. Applicants also must have the applicable licensing documentation required since Jan. 3.

 If the applicant has not received a license or ID since Jan. 3, the following documents are needed.

• One proof of identity

• One proof of Social Security

• Two proofs of residency

• Any name change documents to establish a link in the applicant’s identity

If the applicant has received a license or ID since Jan. 3, all that is needed is proof of residency.

Questions can be directed to the DMV Call Center at 800-642-9066 or go to