Military veterans

Veteran driver license

To get the veteran identifier on your driver license or ID card:

  1. Verify your eligibility? with the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. Contact the Veterans Benefits Resource Center at: 1-800-WIS-VETS or MyWisVets.

    Or

    Contact your local County Veterans Service Officer to obtain certification of your veteran status for the identifier.
  2. Once you've established eligibility, you may apply at the Wisconsin DMV. If renewing or getting your first driver license or ID card, you'll need to visit your local DMV. If it's not time to renew, you have the option to get a duplicate product online.

To renew your driver license or ID while out of state

Here is more information to renew your driver license or extend your expiration date.

Wisconsin offers a variety of special license plates for those who serve in various branches of the US military. Each specific license will explain eligibility requirements and the process for ordering.

License plates. Military veterans with an eligible permanent disability incurred while in active U.S. military service that must be displayed when parking in a space reserved for persons with a physical disability. See Disabled Veteran parking license plate.

Hang tag. A Disabled Parking Identification (DIS ID) permit (a hang tag) is available free to those with an eligible permanent disability whether it was incurred during military service or not.

To learn about eligibility, permit use, medical certification and application, and how to apply, see disabled parking identification permit (permanent disability or temporary disability).

The State of Wisconsin wants to honor the service our military veterans have given to our state and country. State agencies are working together to ease the transition to civilian jobs.

Here are resources to help transfer valuable military skills to Wisconsin’s transportation industry.

Military skills test waiver

If you have a license to operate military commercial vehicles, you may be eligible for the Military Skills Test Waiver or Military Even Exchange programs to receive a Wisconsin commercial driver license (CDL).

Commercial operation and licensing resources


​​​Driver Eligibility Unit
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