Express Delivery through the VitalChek Network

For your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that Virginia Department of Health, Office of Vital Records has partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached through their website or toll free at 877-572-6333. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®.

The Virginia Health Department (VDH) has contracted the VitalChek Network to help people get a certified copy of a birth, death, marriage, or divorce certificates within 2 to 5 days! Once VDH has received the VitalChek information, VDH staff members will search, print, and send a certified copy of your request. Please note that you will be required to sign for the UPS package.

Fees Charged:

  • $20.80 – For each certified record
  • $11.95 – VitalChek Service Fee (This fee is non-refundable)
  • $10.00 – For Foreign Authentication of a document (see Foreign Authentication on our website)

Delivery Option Fee:

  • $18.50 – UPS Air – cannot deliver to a PO Box
  • $17.00 – UPS 2 Day Air – cannot deliver to a PO Box
  • $00.00 – United States Post Office Regular Mail (No Fee)

Another condition for using this system is that payment must be made by credit card. You can either phone-in your request at: 1-877-572-6333 press option 1. (To check on the status of your request, call the number above and press option 2, or you can order on line at

In addition to a credit-card number and expiration date, we require the following information:

  • Type of certificate you are requesting
  • Relationship to person named on the certificate
  • Full name
  • Date and place of event
  • Mother’s full and maiden name
  • Father’s name if requesting a Birth Certificate
  • Full name of husband and wife if requesting a Marriage or Divorce Record
  • Area code and daytime phone number
  • Street Address, City/County, State and Zip Code to send the certificate
  • P.O. Boxes are not accepted