Missouri Veterans Commission News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2012
As part of Senate Bill 470, signed by Governor Nixon and effective on August 28, 2012, Veterans may now obtain a Veteran designation on their Missouri Driver License or State ID Card.
To get the Veterans designation, a Veteran needs to present at any Missouri license office a copy of the DD-214 showing a discharge status of "Honorable," "General," "Under Honorable Conditions," or "General under Honorable Conditions" and pay the applicable fees for the license or card. The Veterans designation, a ribbon with the word "Veteran" inside, will be printed on the back of the card. Additional information can be found online at http://dor.mo.gov/faq/drivers/veterans.php.
If the driver license is not due to expire within the next six months, the transaction would be processed as a duplicate with the same expiration date as the current license. If the driver license is due to expire within the next six months, the transaction would be processed as an early renewal, and the Veteran would be required to present acceptable documents to verify name, date of birth, place of birth, social security number, and Missouri residential address.
"Veterans in Missouri have wanted a Veterans designation for a long time, instead of always having to carry their DD-214," said Missouri Veterans Commission Executive Director Larry D. Kay, "by listening to the needs of its Veterans, Missouri has once again shown its support for those who have served.”
If a Veteran needs assistance in obtaining a copy of their DD-214, they are encouraged to either contact an MVC Veterans Service Officer by calling 1-866-VET-INFO, or online at http://www.mvc.dps.mo.gov/service/serviceofficer/. They can also check with their local Veterans Service Organizations as many posts have Service Officers available as well.
The Missouri Veterans Commission, a state agency, operates seven State Veterans Homes, five State Veterans Cemeteries, and the Veterans Services Program. The Commission is committed to honoring and serving Missouri's Veterans whose dedication and sacrifices have preserved our nation and its freedoms. For more information about the Missouri Veterans Commission programs, call 573-751-3779, online at www.mvc.dps.mo.gov, or facebook.com/MissouriVeteransCommission.
For more information, call 573-522-1421 or e-mail Daniel.Bell@mvc.dps.mo.gov