Vital Records

The Virginia DMV requires as least one vital record as proof of identity. The most commonly asked for vital record is your birth certificate. It's important to have an original copy available. If you can't find your birth certificate, you will have to order a copy to prove your identity for any form of government-issued identification.

When applying for a vital record, you need to fulfill some requirements for the Department of Vital Statistics to give you a particular record:

  • Download an application for a copy of a birth certificate
  • Complete the application in full
  • Supply two forms of of identification
  • Pay required $12 fee