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Virginia Birth Certificates From Virginia Division of Vital Records

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Virginia Birth Certificate Types

Certified Birth Certificate – Certified copies of birth certificates that may be used for practically all legal purposes, including proof of citizenship, school enrollment, personal identification, passports, social security, and employment. Birth records are available for births that occurred from June 1, 1912 to present.

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Certified Birth Certificate

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Who can order?

Virginia is a closed record state, meaning birth certificates are not part of public records. This means only the following individuals may secure a certified copy of a birth certificate after filling out the forms, paying the appropriate fees, and providing the necessary legal documents and identification:

The person named on the record (registrant)

The registrant’s immediate family (parent, spouse, adult siblings, adult child)

The registrant’s legal guardian

Funeral directors

A legal representative of the individuals named above

A beneficiary named on a policy

Virginia Vital Records Agency Information

Virginia Division of Vital Records

The Virginia Division of Vital Records keeps records and issues certificates of vital events, such as birth, death, and marriage. Birth records are available for births that occurred since June 1, 1912.

Notice: It is in Instant Vital Records’ best interest to provide you with accurate and up-to-date information on this site, but state agency information and policies may change without notice. Instant Vital Records makes no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, reliability, or usefulness of any information, nor do we assume the liability of such information. 

Virginia Birth Certificates

The Virginia Division of Vital Records issues certified copies of birth certificates, typically acceptable for most legal purposes, including proof of citizenship, school enrollment, personal identification, passports, social security, and employment.

Visit the Virginia Division of Vital Records’ official page for more information.

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