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DD Form 214 Apostille

A DD Form 214 is a document issued to military veterans by The Defense Department identifying the veteran's condition of discharge - honorable, general, other than honorable, dishonorable, or bad conduct.


The DD Form 214 contains information usually required to verify military service for benefits, retirement, employment, and membership in various veterans’ organizations.

  • Date and place of entry into military active duty

  • Home address at the time of entry

  • Date and place of release from military active duty

  • Home address after separation

  • Last military duty assignment and rank

  • Military job specialty

  • Military education

  • Any decorations, medals, badges, citations, and campaign awards received

  • Total creditable service

  • Foreign service credited


The majority of the time individuals and employers want to see an Honorable Discharge indicated in line 24's Character of Service in the DD Form 214. This type of military discharge is also very important to be eligible for a variety of veteran benefits provided by federal, state, and occasionally even local governments.


A request for a copy of a Veteran's DD Form 214 can be obtained in any of these ways:


  1. Mailing or faxing a Request Pertaining to Military Records (Standard Form SF 180) to the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC).

  2. Write a letter to the NPRC regarding your request.

  3. Visiting the NPRC in person regarding your request.

  4. Contact your state or county Veterans agency.


Obtaining a DD Form 214 Apostille can be a complicated and lengthy process. This type of document verification should only be done by professionals who fully understand the Apostille process and the specific requirements of certain foreign countries. If not processed correctly, your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money.


Our office is very experienced in document authentication and can assist with the proper preparation of your DD Form 214 Apostille. Contact us today and speak with one of our specialists about obtaining your DD Form Apostille.

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