Thousands of Armed Forces veterans are now able to apply for an ID card, with a new option to apply online.

After five months of testing of the new digital service, veterans can apply now for their cards by visiting the GOV.UK website at

The Ministry of Defence says it is delivering the service, together with the Office for Veterans’ Affairs, as part of ongoing improvements to veteran support.

Until the veteran ID card was created, there was no way for former personnel to easily prove they had been in the Armed Forces.