Virginia Department of Health launches online vital statistics app

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Citizen staff

The Virginia Department of Health has launched a new online Vital Statistics application, which can be used to request certified copies of birth, death, marriage and divorce records.

The new online application can be accessed at www.vdh.virginia.gov/vital-records/applications-for-a-vital-record/.

“We believe the new system will help us respond more quickly to our customers’ needs and provide them with a more accessible and convenient service,” said Vital Statistics Office Manager Seth Austin.

The new online application process allows users to complete the entire online application in approximately five minutes. Users can electronically sign the application, upload ID, and pay the fee entirely online. An Application Tracking ID is assigned to each application and users will receive email and/or SMS updates on the status of their application.

The Virginia Code requires a cost of $12 per certificate search. A fee of $10 is required to modify an existing file. All applicants must provide a photocopy of the required ID. Requests without proper identification and signature will be rejected and not processed.

Residents can still visit the main Vital Records office in East Henrico, local health departments, and select Virginia Department of Motor Vehicle locations to request vital records in person. . For a complete list of vital record walk-in locations, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/vital-records/vital-record-walk-in-locations/.

Anyone who needs help using the new online application or has questions about Vital Statistics should call (804) 662-6200 or visit the Vital Statistics contact page on the website.

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