How do I get a West Virginia birth certificate?
Requirements for Ordering a Birth Certificate in West Virginia:
To order a birth certificate in West Virginia, you must be the person named on the certificate, an immediate family member of the person named on the certificate, or an authorized legal representative.
You must also provide valid photo identification, such as a driver's license or passport.
Procedure for Ordering a Birth Certificate in West Virginia:
- • You can order a birth certificate online, by mail, or in person.
- • To order online, visit the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources website and follow the instructions for ordering a birth certificate. You will need to provide the required information, pay the appropriate fee, and upload a copy of your photo identification.
- • To order by mail, download and complete the Birth Certificate Application form from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources website. Mail the completed form, a copy of your photo identification, and the appropriate fee to the Vital Registration Office.
- • To order in person, visit the Vital Registration Office in Charleston, West Virginia, and bring your photo identification and the appropriate fee.
Fees for Ordering a Birth Certificate in West Virginia:
The fee for a certified copy of a birth certificate in West Virginia is $12. Additional fees may apply for expedited processing or for ordering multiple copies.