Veteran Driver's License

Basic Requirements

  1. Applicant must have honorable active duty service in U.S. Armed Forces, or 20 years of service in National Guard.
  2. Applicant must have had residency in the state of Georgia either at the time of enlistment/induction into the service or residency at least 2 consecutive years preceding date of application.
  3. Pass Vision Exam (required at first issuance and also at each renewal at 60 years of age).

Documents Required

  1. 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.
  2. Original Download this pdf file.Certificate of Eligibility (DS-516) obtained from the Georgia Department of Veterans Services upon presentation of Armed Forces Separation Papers (DD-214). The DS516 must be presented upon initial request for services. 
  3. All documents must be in English.

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  1. Activation for training purposes does not qualify an individual for a Georgia veteran driver's license.
  2. To obtain any other class of driver's license, the applicant must successfully complete examinations for the class of driver's license desired.
  3. Applicants with a veteran driver's license or ID card are exempt from paying renewal, testing, and application fees.

Medical Info on Driver’s License or Identification Card

Senate Bill 419 allows DDS to mark a driver’s license or identification card to show that the customer has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) if requested by a member of the military or a veteran.

DDS will be offering this functionality 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.