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West Virginia Birth Certificates From West Virginia Vital Registration Office

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West 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 certificates are available for all births since 1917.

Apply to receive this document from the West Virginia Vital Registration Office.

Certified Birth Certificate

Apply to receive this document from the West Virginia Vital Registration Office.
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Who can order?

Under West Virginia law, birth certificates of births less than 100 years old are considered “closed records.” Only individuals showing a legitimate and tangible interest may be issued certified copies of birth certificates upon paying the appropriate fees, providing proof of identification, and filling out the application form:

The individual whose name appears on the birth certificate (registrant) if 18 years or older; or are emancipated by court order or marriage

The registrant’s parents listed on the record

The registrant’s spouse, children, or grandchildren

Anyone with tangible legal interest in the document

West Virginia Vital Statistics Agency Information

West Virginia Vital Registration Office

The West Virginia Vital Registration Office keeps records and issues certificates of vital events, such as birth, stillbirth, death, marriage, and divorce from 1917 to the present.

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.

West Virginia Birth Certificates

West Virginia Vital Registration Office 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 West Virginia Vital Registration Office’s official page for more information.

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