Fairfax County (VA) Birth Certificate Online

Order a Fairfax County, Virginia (VA) birth certificate online to avoid long lines at the vital records office. Complete an easy form to get a certified copy of a Virginia Beach birth certificate mailed to you.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE COVID-19

US Birth Certificates continues to offer its vital records application preparation services during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Many government bureaus are processing online and mail-in applications although they are closed to the general public. Turnaround times in government agencies may be affected during the quarantine.

Applying for a vital records certificate now is advisable since it allows citizens to secure their vital records as soon as possible.

Regardless of whether you need a certified copy of a vital records certificate for a specific need or to keep on file, complete your application today.

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Fairfax County, VA Birth Certificate Replacement

Citizens born in Fairfax County are issued a Virginia VA birth certificate as soon as their birth is officially registered.

This essential legal document is a mandatory requirement when a Fairfax County citizen needs to:

If your Fairfax County, Virginia birth certificate got lost, stolen, or was misplaced or destroyed —even partially— you will have to obtain a Fairfax County birth certificate replacement.

Applying for a legally-valid copy of a Fairfax County, (VA) vital record can conveniently be done online, eliminating the need to wait in line at a vital statistics office.

Ordering a Fairfax County, Virginia birth certificate online is a quick and straightforward procedure. The form takes no more than 10 minutes to complete and we provide personalized instructions to help you complete your birth certificate application with ease.

Once your Fairfax County birth certificate replacement application has been processed, you will receive an official copy of your vital record at home.

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Fairfax County, VA birth certificate types

These are the specific types of birth certificate copies that can be issued in Fairfax County, Virginia:

  • Long-form copy of a Fairfax County, (VA) birth certificate: a government-issued copy of the original document, the only type that can be used for legal purposes. Also known as certified copy of a birth certificate.
  • Short-form copy of a Fairfax County, (VA) birth certificate: an abstract of the birth record that only shows the individual's basic information. Also known as informational copy. It cannot be used for legal purposes.

Long-form authorized copies are the only certificates that can be provided to prove identity, nationality, and age and are necessary for several bureaucratic processes such as applying for a U.S. passport or Social Security number.

Official copies carry the registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, as well as the registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office.

How to Get a Certified Birth Certificate in Fairfax County

To order an authorized copy of a Fairfax County, Virginia birth certificate:

  1. Fill out the birth certificate application (available by clicking the button on this page) with the required information
  2. Print and sign it
  3. Mail the above to the State of Virginia Vital Records Office with a check or money order made payable to Clerk-Recorder to cover the fees, a self-addressed, stamped envelope

Once your Fairfax County birth certificate request has been processed by the vital records office, your certified copy will be issued and sent by mail to the address printed on your self-addressed postage-paid envelope.

Copies of Fairfax county Birth and Death Certificates may be ordered by mailing your application package to the following address:

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

Alternatively, Fairfax County citizens can also order a certified copy of their birth certificate at the Fairfax County Clerk’s Office.

As of May 3rd, 2023, U.S. citizens and residents must have a REAL ID-compliant driving license or ID card to enter federal facilities and board commercial aircrafts. Requirements to obtain a REAL ID may include proof of identity, such as a certified copy of the birth certificate.

Fairfax County birth certificate requirements

To get a certified copy of a Fairfax, Virginia birth certificate, you will need to complete the online birth certificate application with the following personal details:

  • Last name (exactly as it would appear on the certificate)
  • Middle name
  • First name
  • Gender
  • Exact date of birth
  • Name of hospital or address where you were born
  • Reason or purpose for which you need the certificate
  • Your mother’s maiden name or parent’s name prior to first marriage
  • Your father’s name or parent’s name prior to first marriage

Citizens applying for a certified copy of a Fairfax County, Virginia birth certificate need to prove their identity and be over 18 years old.

Proof of identity can be provided using any of the following documents:

  • Virginia Driver’s License
  • Virginia ID Card
  • Virginia DMV-issued learner’s/instruction permit unexpired or expired for not more than one year
  • Driver’s license issued by another U.S. State, jurisdiction or territory state-issued
  • Photo State Identification Card issued by another U.S. State, jurisdiction or territory
  • U.S. Passport
  • Current Photo ID card, (school and employment)

Who is eligible to apply

An authorized certified copy of a Fairfax County birth certificate can be ordered by:

  • The certificate holder, a parent or legal guardian of the certificate holder
  • A child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, current spouse of the certificate holder
  • A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business
  • A party entitled to receive the record as a result of a court order, or an attorney or a licensed adoption agency seeking the birth record
  • An attorney representing the certificate holder or the certificate holder’s estate, or any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the certificate holder or the certificate holder's estate

Please note that the documentation that must be presented alongside the Fairfax County birth certificate application may *vary depending on the person requesting the vital record.

How to Request an Apostille for a Fairfax Birth Certificate

If you need to use your birth certificate outside the U.S territory, your document should bear an apostille to grant it legal validity abroad.

the Secretary of the Commonwealth office of Virginia do not notarized birth certificates. If need a valid document this must be issued from Virginia Department of Health - Vital Records Division

Virginia Office of Vital Records

2001 Maywill St
Richmond, Virginia 23230

Fairfax County Birth Certificate Cost

Requesting a copy of a Fairfax County, Virginia (VA) birth certificate carries a fee. The filing fee of each copy of a Fairfax County, Virginia birth certificate is $12, with each additional copy entailing a cost of $12.

Accepted payment methods include personal checks, money orders, cashier checks, VISA or MasterCard, and business checks.

Please note that the fee for your Fairfax County birth certificate application may vary depending on whether you submit it at the state vital records office or at the county vital records office.

Virginia Beach Birth Certificate Processing Times

In most cases, your Virginia Beach birth certificate order will be filled within 2-4 weeks. However, some vital records may take longer due to peak demand periods, during covid the processing time goes to 8 weeks

You will then receive your certified copy of theVirginia Beach, Virginia (VA) birth certificate by post, delivered right to your door.

Unfortunately, rush orders are not available for Virginia Beach vital records. Therefore, it is advisable to request a copy of your birth certificate ahead of time so as to avoid delays.

Virginia Vital Records Offices

The following is a complete list of Vital Records and Public Health offices that can provide birth certificate copies in Virginia.

Keep in mind that the Fairfax County Vital Records office may sometimes process requests faster than the state vital records office. Regardless of whether the birth certificate you require is found or not, a non-refundable search fee will be charged.

Therefore, unless you are sending your application to the State of Virginia Vital Records Office, it is advisable to submit a Fairfax County birth certificate application at the office where the birth was first recorded, whenever possible. That way, you can be sure that the search will result in the long-form certified birth certificate being issued.

In some cases, applying at a different county office may result in the bureau issuing a short-form birth certificate instead of long-form should they not have the full file on location. In other cases, you may be issued a document stating the birth record was not found.

FAQs About Fairfax County (VA) Birth Certificates

  • Where can I get a certified copy of a Fairfax County birth certificate?

    The most convenient way to get a certified copy of a Fairfax County birth certificate is to apply online.

    Once you have filled out your Fairfax County birth certificate application and gathered the necessary documentation, you can post you applications package to the following address:

    Virginia Office of Vital Records
    P.O. Box 1000
    Richmond, VA 23218-1000

    The state vital records office will then issue the Fairfax County birth certificate and you will receive it by mail at your chosen address.

  • How can I get a birth certificate in Fairfax County, Virginia?

    To get a copy of a Fairfax County birth certificate:

    The certificate holder must be a Virginia born citizen, and the applicant must be eligible Complete the Fairfax County online birth certificate application form (available at the button above). Our experts will review your form to ensure it is mistake-free so your document can be issued on the first try Once revised, print and sign the affidavit in the presence of a notary public then post the Virginia Beach birth certificate application form with the fee and required documents (full list above)

    The Fairfax County birth certificate application form can be submitted by mail to avoid waiting in line at the Virginia state vital records office or in-person, where available.

  • How much does a Fairfax County birth certificate copy cost?

    Each copy of a government-issued Fairfax County, Virginia birth certificate carries a cost for the record search.

    The fee for a Virginia Beach birth certificate varies depending on whether the applicant sends their birth certificate copy application to the state of Virginia.

    Fairfax County birth certificates issued at the state office carry a cost of $12. Meanwhile, birth certificate copies filled at the Fairfax County vital records office carry a cost of $12 per copy.

    It is advisable to order more than one copy of a Fairfax County birth certificate within the same form to keep on file for future use or for your records. Additional copies of a birth certificate requested within the same order form carry the same cost as the first document requested in a single form.

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