When verifying your military status, you may be asked to upload military documentation. The documentation you may need to provide is based on the military community you are part of. This article lists the documents you can upload to prove your Military status.
Verify with a .mil email address
You may be asked to enter your .mil email address, instead of uploading a document. If you don’t have a .mil email address, select Upload a document as proof of military service. However, if you are only prompted to upload a document, use one of the documents mentioned below.
The document you upload depends on your military status.
- Military pay stubs - Leave & Earnings Statement (LES)
- Record briefs - ARB/ERB/ORB (US Army)
- Reserve Activation Orders
- Enlistment contracts
- DD214 form
- Driver’s License or DMV-Issued State ID with VETERAN endorsement
- Honorable Discharge Certificate
- NGB form 22
- Reserve Separation Orders
- Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC), or Veteran Identification Card (VIC)
- DD214 form (must show 20 years of service or the reason for discharge was retirement)
- NGB form 22 (must show 20 years of service or the reason for discharge was retirement)
- Retiree Account Statement (eRAS)
- VA disability letter
Family members and surviving spouses
Military spouses and family members can upload any of the military documents listed in the categories above. Surviving Spouses can also submit a Casualty Report (DD Form 1300).
The following documents are not accepted:
- Uniformed Services ID cards
- CAC cards
Members of the Canadian military can use the following documents to verify military status.
All documents must clearly indicate your full name and whether you are a service member, veteran, or retiree. Expired documents are acceptable.
If you’re a member of the Canadian military, you can submit any of the following documents:
- CF1 card
- NDI 10 card
- NDI 20 card
- NDI 60 card
- NDI 75 card