If you are AD, NG or resv your ID is good to go. If you are retired then they need a copy of your DD 214 and it can take anywhere from a month to 6 months depending on the workload. I had to fax a copy of my oldest son's ID and my DD 214 when we booked our cabins.
I have several DD214's,,,got one every time I reenlisted! They used to ask that I faxed a copy of a DD214 every time I booked, but lately I haven't been required to send it? In the past I questioned why they needed me to fax it EVERY time, and they said that's just the way they do business. I suggested they put on file that I qualified for the discount, so maybe they actually did that. (I don't like faxing the DD214 because it has so much information on it! They assured me that they destroy it immediately after seeing it.)
I'm a dependant URW (Un Remarried Widdow) I recently booked on the Splendor and got the military discount. Just needed to fax a front and back copy of my ID.
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Took me about 2 weeks to get mine. I applied for it online, printed out the request, signed it, and faxed it.
I'm a veteran too and I applied for a copy online. I hope you applied for the long form because if you applied for the short copy, Carnival may not honor it because they want to see the seperation conditions.
I was able to fax a copy to my Carnival rep. I don't have a veterans ID card. Honestly I have never found a need to have one.
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