There are several ways you can verify your status to get approved for ShopVCS membership, depending on your affiliation. You only need ONE of these for approval.
Most verifications only take a few minutes to complete online. However, if for any reason we need to review your verification request, our friendly team will work with you to get you through the process as quickly as possible.
Verification via Email
If you have a valid work email address, you can use it to get approved for ShopVCS. Simply enter your work email (like a .mil or .gov address) when prompted during online registration. Our system will either auto-verify the address or send you a confirmation email to ensure the address is valid.
Verification via Document Upload
You can upload any document that reasonably supports your status into our online registration form. This could include a DD214, government ID card, pay stub, an award certificate, benefits stub or another appropriate document.
When uploading your DD214, please black out your Social Security number in Box 3. For other forms of ID, please black out any sensitive information. We only require your name and who you work for. Please note that any documents uploaded for verification are instantly removed from our system after your membership has been approved.
Verification via DMDC
If you are active military or served in the military after 1984, ShopVCS can automatically verify your status with the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC for short). This check happens automatically in our system and is the fastest way to verify your status.
To learn more about the DMDC, click here.