Honorary ID Card
The spouse of a disabled veteran who meets the eligibility and residency requirements for a free veteran's driver's license and still cannot obtain one may be eligible for a free honorary ID card.
The surviving un-remarried spouse of an eligible deceased veteran may be eligible for a free honorary ID card.
A spouse or surviving spouse is not eligible if in possession of a valid driver's license from another state. For clarification regarding eligibility qualifications, please refer to the eligibility and residency requirements listed under the Veteran's Driver's License section.
In order to obtain a free honorary ID card, the spouse or surviving spouse must take proof of qualifying service and residency to a GDVS Veterans Field Service Office. A service officer will verify eligibility and issue a completed Certificate of Eligibility (DS-516).
The spouse must then take the completed DS-516, together with all required identifying documents (birth certificate or passport; Social Security card; two documents showing residential address; and, if applicable, name change documentation) to a Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) office. A DDS representative will verify eligibility and issue a free honorary ID card.