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The UK Armed Forces Veteran ID Card

The Ministry of Defence launched a new Veterans ID card on 18 February 2019 which will enable public and charitable sector services to instantly recognise the service of a Veteran. This card will provide proof that a Veterans has served in HM Armed Forces in line with the MOD definition of a Veteran, which is one day's service.

Currently, there is no way for existing Veterans to easily prove the fact that they have served, and the administrative burden on providers when verifying that a person is a Veteran can be considerable, both in time and cost. This card will allow you to confidentially verify that someone has served in the Armed Forces.

However, this card will not be held by all Veterans as it is being rolled out in tranches and some genuine Veterans in need may not have the capacity to apply for one.

If you have any questions about the ID card, please contact the Veterans UK helpline number on 0808 1914 218 and they will be able to provide the relevant information. Further information is also available on the Veterans UK website.

Last modified on 29 February 2024

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