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Order Official West Virginia Birth Certificates Online From West Virginia Vital Registration.


Once your West Virginia birth certificate order is complete, it is electronically sent by the next business day to the government agency for processing.


Hundreds of government agencies nationwide exclusively trust VitalChek for accepting their birth certificates and other vital record orders.


Most people place their West Virginia birth record order in less than 10 minutes!

West Virginia Vital Registration Agency Information

The West Virginia Division of Vital Records (West Virginia Vital Records) issues certified copies of West Virginia birth certificates, West Virginia death certificates, West Virginia marriage records and West Virginia divorce records for events that occurred in the State of West Virginia. You may order copies of West Virginia vital records through VitalChek on an expedited basis.

NOTICE: Although VitalChek attempts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this site, state and agency information is subject to change without notice. VitalChek makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information herein and assumes no liability with respect to such information.

West Virginia Vital Records issues only certified copies of birth certificates, which are typically acceptable for passport, social security, employment, personal identification and other legal purposes.

Who Can Order?
Access to certified copies of West Virginia birth certificates is restricted to the following individuals:

  • The registrant (person named on the certificate), as long as they are 18 years or older; or are emancipated by court order or marriage
  • Mother or father as listed on the certificate or current step-parent of the registrant
  • Registrant's spouse, children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren
  • Brother or sister of the registrant (including half and step relationships)
  • Mother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law or daughter-in-law of the registrant
  • Grandparents and great-grandparents of the registrant
  • Legal guardian or legal representative (must fax copy of guardianship papers to 866.870.8723 upon completion of online order)

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Available West Virginia (WV) Birth Certificate Types

Birth Certificate

A certified birth certificate that can typically be used for travel, passport, proof of citizenship, social security, driver's license, school registration, personal identification and other legal purposes. Birth Certificates are available for events that occurred within the State of West Virginia from 1917 to present.

First Copy: $17.00    Additional Copies: $12.00

Birth Certificate Order Methods

Order Online
It's the easiest and most efficient method for ordering official birth certificates and other vital records because there is less room for error when you enter the information yourself. Our simple forms have built-in editing features to help ensure the accuracy of your order.

Fast | Secure | Authorized | Affordable

VitalChek is the authorized external ordering source for fast, secure vital records processed directly with the issuing government agency at the lowest cost available online. That means, unlike other online services, your application won’t get lost in the mail or sent to another service for processing. We process all of our orders through secure online data connections with the issuing government agencies. We don’t have your personal data laying around and everything is done through secure, PCI compliant online data transmission with the government agencies directly. That also means we get to “skip the line” for processing ahead of mail in applications, making our service the fastest available (of course we can’t speed up the agencies themselves, but we do everything we can to keep things moving!).

No other vital records processing service can offer that. That’s what makes VitalChek different – and safer – than anything else out there. The only thing that is shipped (via USPS, UPS, or FedEx depending on which shipping method you choose) is your actual vital record itself, directly from the government agency to you. Now that’s secure!