NOTE: The driver license fee exemption does not apply to commercial driver licenses.
Residency Addresses outside of Texas Military personnel and the spouse or dependent of a member of the armed forces should give a complete address such as: John Henry Smith, Co. If a member of the armed forces or the spouse or dependent of a member of the armed forces has a residence address in Texas, it should be provided and used.
If renewing by mail, the verification documents must be included with the renewal invitation.
Once the disability status is established, the veteran will be eligible to use online services for fee-exempt driver license transactions.
To verify the disability, please present one of the following: *If a veteran receives disability compensation but does not have a letter from the U. Department of Veterans Affairs, verification of the disability must be provided by the veteran’s branch of military service.
DPS offers a VETERAN designation printed on the face of driver licenses and identification cards for qualifying veterans.
Eligibility To be eligible for the veteran designation, an individual must be a veteran who was honorably discharged.
For this purpose, a veteran is someone who served in the: Verification of Veteran and Discharge Status To request the Veteran designator, outside of your DL or ID renewal period, a Veteran must visit a driver license office and present one of the following: The document presented, may be a copy or an original and must show the veteran received an honorable discharge or a general discharge (under honorable conditions).To request the Veteran designator within your renewal period, the request may be made by mail or by visiting a driver license office.Veterans Out-of-State Veterans who are out of the state may request the veteran designation by mailing the following: *The veteran designation is free-of-charge when applying for an original/renewal driver license or when making a change to a license.Veterans who are only adding a designation must pay the required fee for a duplicate license.Disabled Veterans Veterans that qualify for a fee-exempt driver license as outlined in the Fee Exemption for Disabled Veterans section will not be charged the duplicate license fee to add the veteran designation.Notice: Veteran Contribution When you apply for an original or renewal of a Texas non-commercial driver license or personal identification card, you may now make a voluntary contribution in any amount to the Fund for Veterans' Assistance.