Order Your Virginia (VA) Birth Certificate Online

Don’t waste time applying at your local government office! Order your certified Virginia (VA) birth certificate right now from the comfort of your own home.

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Get a new Virginia (VA) Birth Certificate

A birth certificate is a legal document that shows proof of identity, proof of citizenship, and allows you to apply for things like a passport, a social security card and a driver’s license. To obtain your Virginia (VA) birth certificate, simply fill out our online application and follow the custom submission instructions we will provide. Your Virginia birth certificate will be issued by the vital records office and mailed straight to your home.

Replace a lost Virginia Birth Certificate

When you need to replace an official document, it can be a confusing process. If your Virginia birth certificate has been lost, damaged, or stolen, you will need to apply for a replacement copy. Replace your birth certificate using our online application system for the state where you were born. Then, submit your application using the instructions provided with your application form.

Get a Certified Copy of Your Birth Certificate

A birth certificate is an important document to have. It allows you to prove your identity, age and American citizenship, which is vital when applying for things like passports, driver’s licenses, and government benefits. You may also need it to enroll in school or sign up for the military. To request an authorized copy, you will need to submit an application to the state and/or specific county you were born in.

To get a certified copy of your Virginia birth certificate, simply complete our online form then follow the detailed instructions we provide to submit your application and have your birth certificate mailed straight to your home.

You must apply for a certified copy of your birth certificate through the state you were born in. If you were born in Virginia, then that is where you should request your birth certificate from. You can get your birth certificate from the Virginia (VA) vital records office, or from the county health department.

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Who is eligible to apply?

Birth records are restricted in Virginia. You can only apply for a birth certificate for yourself, your child, or an immediate family member. You may also apply on behalf of an individual if you are their legal guardian or legal representative, or you have a court order.

Your Virginia birth certificate is an important form of identification that you may need in order to start a new job, apply for or renew a passport or driver’s license, apply for government benefits, or sign up for school or sports.

Virginia Birth Certificate Requirements

To apply for a copy of a Virginia birth certificate, you will need to fill out an application and mail it to the Virginia vital records office. You will also need to prove your identity by including a clear photocopy, of both sides, of one of the forms of photo ID listed below, along with your completed application form.

  • U.S. driver’s license
  • State-issued ID card
  • U.S. Passport
  • School or employee photo ID

If you are applying for a birth certificate for someone other than yourself or your child, you must include proof of your relationship to the person on record.

Mail your complete application package to:

Office of Vital Records

P.O. Box 1000

Richmond, VA 23218-1000

Virginia Birth Certificate Fees

Virginia charges a $12 fee to apply for a birth certificate. You must include the full payment with your application.

Processing Time for a Virginia Birth Certificate

Our online service lets you skip the long lines and red tape at your local government office, saving you time and hassle. Simply complete our short application, wait for our experts to assemble your application package, then follow the included instructions to submit your application to the Virginia vital records office. Once it’s processed, the vital records office will mail your birth certificate to you. In most cases, birth certificate applications in Virginia are processed within 2-4 weeks. However, applications may take longer during peak request periods.

If you need a certified copy of your Virginia birth certificate, we recommend applying early to avoid delays. This will ensure that you get your certificate in time to apply for travel documents and passports, enroll in school or sign up for a sport, or start a new job.

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Virginia Vital Records offices

Here you’ll find a complete list of all Virginia locations that can issue birth certificate copies. However, local county offices may have shorter processing times than large city or state offices.

Virginia Vital Records offices

Albemarle County

Albemarle County Clerk 401 McIntire Road Charlottesville, VA 22901-4579

Arlington County

Arlington County Clerk 1400 North Courthouse Road Arlington, VA 22201-2622

Chesterfield County

Chesterfield County Clerk P.O. Box 40 Chesterfield, VA 23832-0040

Fairfax County

Fairfax County Circuit Court 4110 Chain Bridge Road Fairfax, VA 22030

Hanover County

Hanover County Clerk Courthouse Hanover, VA 23069

Henrico County

West Henrico Health Dept P.O. Box 27032 8600 Dixon Powers Drive Richmond, VA 23273

East Henrico Health Department Glen Echo Building 3810 Nine Mile Road Richmond, VA 23223

Loudoun County

Loudoun County Clerk P.O. Box 550 Leesburg, VA 22075-0550

Montgomery County

Middlesex County Clerk Courthouse Saluda, VA 23149

Prince William County

Prince William County Clerk P.O. Box 191 Prince William, VA 22192

Spotsylvania County

Spotsylvania County Clerk P.O. Box 99 Spotsylvania, VA 22553-0099

Stafford County

Stafford County Clerk P.O. Box 339 Stafford, VA 22554-0339

FAQs about Virginia Birth Certificates

How do I apply for a birth certificate copy in Virginia?

Our online application is the fastest way to apply for a certified copy of your Virginia birth certificate. All you have to do is:

  • Fill out the Virginia birth certificate application online. Our experts will review your application and make sure it is error-free, so your birth certificate can be issued directly.
  • Print, sign and pack your completed form, along with photocopies of your government-issued photo ID (see acceptable ID’s above).
  • Mail your application to the Virginia vital records office, along with all required documents and

The Virginia Bureau of Vital Statistics will process your application and send your birth certificate to your home address.

How long does it take to get a Virginia birth certificate?

Processing time for a certified copy of a Virginia birth certificate may vary depending on how you apply:

  • Mail-in orders take approximately 2-4 weeks.
  • In-person applications usually require you to wait in line at your local office. You can contact your vital records office to enquire about operating hours and wait times.

To get the quickest turnaround time and avoid delays:

  • Fill out our online birth certificate application.
  • Our experts will verify your form to make sure it is error-free and will be accepted.
  • Follow the personalized instructions to submit your application and have your official Virginia birth certificate mailed to your home.

How much is a birth certificate in Virginia?

To get a certified copy of a Virginia birth certificate, you will have to pay the state fee of $12.

Birth certificate application fees must be paid when submitting your application.

We recommend that you order multiple copies of your birth certificate, to ensure that you always have one available when you need it.

What documents do I need to get my birth certificate?

To apply for a certified copy of a birth certificate in Virginia, you will need:

  • A completed birth certificate application Our experts will review your form and check for errors.
  • Photocopies of both sides of a government-issued photo ID (see list of acceptable IDs above)
  • Payment of $12 for the state

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We have a team of highly trained experts who will personally review your application and make sure that it is correct and will get you what you need. Your application will be accepted the first time and processed without delays.

ID Verification

Your application package will include detailed information and instructions. If your state requires you to send proof of identification, we will let you know and show you exactly what you need to send in with your application.

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