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Veteran's Service Card (VSC)

Who is eligible:

You are eligible to receive a VSC if you have:

  • completed basic training, and
  • been honourably released from the CAF


The Application form can be filled electronically or printed in clear block letters:

  1. Download the PDF form to your computer (can not be completed on a mobile device)
  2. Save the file for your records
  3. Print completed PDF and mail to the address below
  4. Include a passport-like photo* (see guidelines on application form point 15.) and proof of identity in the form of a photocopy of a valid Government issued photo identification

*Veterans who were issued a NDI 20 Canadian Forces Permanent ID card, or NDI 21 Civilian ID card need only submit the competed application form 



Mail the application, photo, and proof of identity (as required) to:


     Director General Defence Security National Defence

     Identification Service Veteran’s Service Card
     NDHQ MGen G.R. Pearkes Bldg

     101 Colonel By Drive
     Ottawa ON K1A 0K2



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