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Veteran IDs

You have several options for denoting your veteran status, whether for proud public display or for situations requiring proof of service, such as healthcare or consumer discounts.

Veteran IDs

The ​Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC) is issued only to veterans who are enrolled in the VA Health Care System and is used for identification and check-in at VA appointments. It cannot be used as an insurance card, and it does not authorize or pay for care at non-VA facilities.

For more information: Federal VA: VHIC

If you are an active duty, reserve, or National Guard service member, dependent or retiree, you can get a military ID at any ​Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) location within Oregon. Please note that not all locations allow walk-in appointments and are not open for regular business hours.

For more information: Tricare: DEERS​

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) now offers a veteran designation that can be voluntarily placed on Oregon driver licenses and/or identification cards, allowing you to easily confirm your veteran status for non-official purposes, such as receiving veteran discounts at retail stores.

In order to receive the veteran designation, you must provide the DMV with proof of your military service (DD-214 or DD-215) at the time of card issuance, and meet all other Oregon requirements for a driving privilege or identification card, including payment of the original, renewal, or replacement fee.

The DMV will not charge an additional fee for the veteran designation.

For more information: Oregon DMV: Veteran Designation


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Veteran ID cards are expected to be available from the federal VA in 2017.
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