Virginia Vital Records

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Virginia Government-Issued Vital Records

Ordering vital records in Virginia with Vital Records Online is a hassle-free process. Our unmatched experience in online assisted application services will save you time on unnecessary document resubmission at the office. If needed, you will greatly benefit from our unlimited support throughout your application process. We are here to help, by email and telephone.

The Virginia Department of Health - Office of Vital Records sets the requirements for the necessary documentation that you will need in order to obtain your certified vital records. An authorized copy of your vital records is necessary for a variety of purposes. Replace a lost birth certificate, marriage certificate, and death certificate in a few steps with our online forms.

Save unnecessary trips to the Virginia Department of Health - Office of Vital Records and order a certified copy of your records from the comfort of your home. We take care of the processing and ensure a timely delivery straight to your door.

Click the links below to start your online application:

Official Birth Certificate

Virginia Birth Certificate

Request a Certified Copy of Live Birth for your baby or child.

Official Marriage Certificate

Virginia Marriage Certificate

Obtain Marriage records for yourself or a family member.

Official Marriage Certificate

Virginia Death Certificate

Get an Original Copy of a Death Certificate replacement for a lost record.

Ordering Vital Records in Virginia

Before starting the process to request a certified copy of a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or death certificate, it is important to understand that you will have to provide some sensitive information in order to obtain your records. It is also important to know about the requirements, processing times, and other relevant information for the Virginia government agency. Read below to understand more about some of the most frequently asked questions.

How long will it take to receive my vital records from Virginia?

You can expect to receive your vital records from Virginia in 6 to 8 weeks from the moment the Department Of Health has received your application.

What documents are required to order vital records from Virginia?

The Virginia Department Of Health requires applicants to prove their identity by including a photocopy of their ID to complete the online application. It varies depending on the type of certificate, but commonly people can use a driver’s license or a state photo ID. Check other acceptable IDs per certificate needed:

How much does it cost to get a copy of a vital record from Virginia?

Vital Records Online will charge a fee starting from $49 for the assisted service whenever you order birth records, marriage certificates or licenses, divorce certificates, or death records. Virginia will charge a $12.00 fee for each certified copy of a birth, marriage, or death certificate. Any additional copy to your order will cost $12.00.

Who can request vital records from Virginia?

There are limitations to who can request vital records from the Virginia Department Of Health. It depends on if the request is for a birth, marriage, or death certificate. The requestor must be doing it on their own behalf. Otherwise, the requester must be part of the close family, some distant family member, or must be the legal representative for the individual of record.

How to order birth certificates and other vital records from Virginia?

There are two options to order vital records from Virginia. The first and the easiest one is through Vital Records Online. You will be able to start your application process online, and then you will receive your birth certificate or the other vital records by mail. The second option is going in person to the vital records office in the location where the individual was born. This process could be tedious and time-consuming due to the long lines and paperwork.

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Virginia Vital Records Office
Business Hours
Monday 9AM–5:30PM
Tuesday 7AM–5PM
Wednesday 9AM–5:30PM
Thursday 7AM–5:30PM
Friday 7AM–5:30PM
Sunday to Saturday - Closed

Vital Records Online Mailing Center
PO Box 13471
Miami, FL 33101

Currently, this location is not open to the public.