Honorary Veteran ID issued to the spouse of a disabled honorably separated veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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    Basic Requirements

    • Applicant must be a spouse of a disabled honorably separated veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces who does not have a driver's license or be the unmarried surviving spouse of a deceased honorably separated veteran.
    • The spouse must be a resident of the State of Georgia at the time of application.
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    Plan Ahead

    All Customers visiting a center must fill out the required License/ID/Permit form and schedule an appointment.

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    Documents Required

    • You must provide documentation showing your identity, residential address, full social security number, and U.S. citizenship or proof of lawful status in the United States. Please refer to Real ID Requirements for more information.
    • Furnish the original Download this pdf file.Certificate of Eligibility (DS-516) obtained from the Georgia Department of Veterans Services upon presentation of the spouse's Armed Forces Separation Papers (DD-214).  The DS516 must be presented upon initial request for services. 
    • An unmarried surviving spouse must also submit the death certificate to Veterans Services to obtain the DS516.
    • All documents must be in English.
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    Additional Information

    • Activation for training purposes does not qualify an individual for a Georgia Veteran's ID card.

    • Applicants are not eligible for a Georgia ID card if they possess a valid driver's license from another state.

    • Medical Info on Driver’s License or Identification Card
      • Members of the armed services and veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) may request the medical condition be placed on their license. A diagnosis from a Licensed Medical Doctor is required.
      • DDS will be offering this to all customers, and PTSD is not the only medical condition allowed.
      • View the Download this pdf file.License Medical/Disability Application Form for more information.