Q: Can I get custom military or veteran license plates?

A: Yes. For more information, visit https://dmv.ny.gov/plates/military-and-veterans.

Q: How do I add the Veteran designation on my Driver's License?

A: If you are a qualified U.S. military veteran who was honorably discharged, and you have a NY State driver license, learner permit or non-driver photo ID card, you can have the word "Veteran" printed on the upper left hand of your photo document. There is no additional fee for the veteran status designation on your document, but all regular transaction fees will apply. After you receive the veteran designation, it will automatically be on all of your future DMV documents (when you replace or renew). To apply, you must provide proof of an honorable discharge.  Acceptable proofs are: a U.S. Department of Defense Form DD-214 that indicates an honorable discharge a form DD-215 that indicates an honorable discharge if discharged before January 1,1950, an Honorable Discharge form WD AGO 53, WD AGO 55, WD AGO 53-55, NAVPERS 553, NAVMC 78PD or NAVCG 553, or an "Enlisted Separation Paper" a Certification of Military Service (NA FORM 13038) that indicates a discharge that is either "honorable” or "under honorable conditions" For more information, visit https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/veteran-status-designation-photo-document