VERIFICATION OF VETERAN STATUS
FOR MS "VET" LICENSE DESIGNATION

Veterans must present a certified (stamped and sealed) copy of discharge document from the MS Veterans Affairs Board to obtain "VET" designation.

At least two (2) weeks before applying to the MS Department of Public Safety (MS DPS) for Veteran ("VET") designation on his/her MS driver's license or identification card, the Veteran shall provide to the Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board:

  1. A copy of their discharge document (DD-214 or equivalent documentation);
  2. AND
  3. A written request for verification of Veteran status.

The written request for verification/certification of Veteran status should include the following information:

  1. Veteran's full name;
  2. Veteran's current mailing address;
  3. Veteran's phone number; and
  4. Veteran's signature.

Veterans may submit their discharge document and request for verification/certification by:

  1. MAIL: MS Veterans Affairs Board
    (Vet Drivers License)
    3466 Highway 80 East
    P.O. Box 5947
    Pearl, MS 39288-5947
  2. or
  3. FAX: MS Veterans Affairs Board
    (Vet Drivers License)
    Fax #: (601) 576-4868

Applicants must meet the definition of "Veteran" as outlined in Title 38 of the United States Code and be verified/certified by authorized Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board staff.

Once Veteran status is verified/certified, the MS Veterans Affairs Board staff will place an approved stamp (as coordinated with MS DPS) and seal on the copy of the Veteran's discharge document and return the copy to the Veteran.

For assistance, Veterans may contact the Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board at (601) 576-4850 or toll free at (877) 203-5632, or contact their local County Veterans Service Officer. Veterans are encouraged to visit the Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board web-site at www.vab.ms.gov.