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You can now order your West Virginia (WV) birth certificate online in just a few minutes. Avoid physically having to go to government offices and get your authorized birth certificate copy at home.
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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A birth certificate is a legal document that allows you to apply for certain benefits and to request a passport, social security card and driver's license. To obtain your West Virginia (WV) birth certificate you will need to complete our online form and follow the personalized instructions we provide. Your West Virginia birth records will be issued by the vital records office and delivered to your home.
Replacing an important document can be overwhelming. If you have lost your state West Virginia birth certificate, or if it was destroyed, you need a replacement copy. Replace your birth certificate by completing our online form of the state where you were born and following the detailed instructions we provide with your application form.
A birth certificate is an important document that allows you to prove identity, age and American citizenship, especially when applying for a passport, government benefits, enroll in school, or even join the military. If you need to request an authorized copy, you will need to request it to the state where you were born or directly to the county where you were born.
For a certified copy of your West Virginia birth certificate, please complete our online form and follow the set of personalized instructions we provide to receive your authorized copy of your birth certificate.
You may only obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate from the state where the event occurred. If you were born in West Virginia then you may request a birth certificate from this state. You will be able to obtain a birth certificate from the West Virginia (WV) vital records office or the county recorders such as the ones in: Kanawha County, Berkeley County, Monongalia County, Cabell County, and the cities of Charleston, Huntington, Martinsburg.
To obtain a copy of a birth certificate you will need to complete the application and mail it to your birth state’s vital records office. You will also need to prove your identity.
All those born in West Virginia that need to request a certified copy of a birth certificate will need to include a clear photocopy, of both sides, of one of the forms of photo ID listed below, along with a completed application form:
Once your application package is completed you will need to mail it to:
Vital Registration Office
350 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301-3701
Birth records are restricted in West Virginia. Only the following may apply for a copy of a birth record: if you are applying for yourself or if you are the parent, the child, the spouse, the sibling, the grandparent or grandchild of the person named on record. You may also request if you are the legal guardian, the legal representative or if you have a court order.
Remember that Your West Virginia birth certificate is an important form of identification used for life events like employment, getting or renewing your passport or driver's license, applying for benefits, and even enrolling in school or youth sports activities.
To request a West Virginia birth certificate, you are required to pay the state fees. The cost to process a certified copy of a birth certificate in West Virginia is: $12. If you require more tha one each extra copy is $12.
While some states offer rush service, the state of West Virginia currently does not offer rush service. Do take this into consideration when requesting your vital records.
Thanks to our service, you are able to request your birth certificates with ease, by avoiding long lines and without having to go to government offices. All you have to do is complete our easy-to-fill-out form and send it to the corresponding state vital records office. Once it’s processed, you will receive it in the comfort of your own home by mail. In most cases, birth certificate orders in West Virginia are filled within 5-19 business days. However, some orders may take longer due to peak request periods.
We recommend requesting certified copies of West Virginia birth certificates early to avoid delays especially if certificates are needed for sports programs, travel documents and passports, school enrollment, planning for retirement and other reasons that may have a deadline.
There are several government offices that can process your birth certificate request in West Virginia. Among these, West Virginia Department of Health Services Vital Records Office branches and local county offices. The latter is often the quickest (even when they’re not the closest) option due to the lower number of requests.
Please find a complete list below:
Berkeley County Birth Certificate
Berkeley County Courthouse
100 West King Street, Rm 1
Martinsburg, WV 25401-3210
Cabell County Birth Certificates
Cabell County Clerk
750 5th Ave
Huntington, WV 25701
Kanawha County Birth Certificate
Kanawha County Clerk
409 Virginia St. E
Charleston, WV 25301
Monongalia County Birth Certificate
Monongalia County Clerk
243 High St, Rm 123
Morgantown, WV 26505
350 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301
The fastest way to obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate in West Virginia is by completing the form online.
The West Virginia bureau of vital statistics will issue your official birth certificate and send it to your home address.
Processing time for a certified copy of a West Virginia birth certificate can vary:
To ensure quickest turnaround time and avoid your application being refused:
Obtaining a certified copy of a birth certificate in West Virginia carries a state fee of $12. If you require an extra copy of your Wesy Virginia birth certificate, you may request them by paying the fee of $12 for each copy you need.**
Birth certificate application fees must be paid when submitting the request.
It is recommendable to order multiple copies of the same birth certificate at once, to keep on file, or for future use.