The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced today the availability of a “VETERAN” designation on driver licenses, identification cards and beginner permits for individuals who served honorably in the United States Armed Forces.
The VETERAN designation applies only to individuals who served honorably as members of the United States Armed Forces. To apply, veterans must present their Form DD214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), which indicates an honorable discharge. No other proof of service will be accepted. Military dependents, spouses or civilian employees on military bases are not eligible.
The cost to add the VETERAN designation to a driver license, identification card or beginner permit is $1.00. If a customer adds the designation without changing or renewing his license, he will pay only the $1.00 fee. However, if the customer conducts another license transaction, he will pay $1.00 plus the required transaction fee. For example, a customer that adds the designation when he renews his 10-year driver license would pay $25.00 plus the $1.00 fee. A customer who changes his address and adds the designation would pay $10.00 plus the $1.00 fee. Each time a customer changes or renews his credential, he must pay an additional $1.00 fee to add the