WASHINGTON – Honorably discharged veterans of all eras can now apply for a new veterans ID card (VIC), officials with the Department of Veterans Affairs said Wednesday.
The VIC is a more convenient way to show proof of service for veterans in non-federal circumstances, such as receiving discounts and will eliminate the need to carry around extra paperwork. This should also help to prevent identity theft. The VIC cards do not replace VA media cards or official defense retiree cards.
Visit vets.gov to request a Veterans Identification Card and click on “Apply for Printed Veteran ID Card” at the bottom of the page, in the center, to get started. VIC cards should be received within 60 days of requesting, although a digital version should be available in December online.