The DD Form 214, also known as the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, is the separation document issued by the US Department of Defense. This document contains information regarding a service member’s military separation, retirement, or discharge.
You may be required to supply a copy of your DD-214 to prove eligibility for the VA home loan program. If you need a copy of your DD-214, complete our contact form and a VA approved lender will contact you to help.
Sometimes your VA lender can receive your Certificate of Eligibility instantly through VA’s direct website without your DD-214. But it’s a good idea to have this document in case it is needed.
Since active duty service members are not yet separated from service, they will not have a DD-214. In lieu of this document, they need to supply a statement of service signed by the adjutant (senior officer’s assistant), personnel office, or commander of the unit.
Each VA purchase or refinance is unique and will require different types of documentation. To find out exactly which documents you will need, including more information on the DD-214, call 888-516-9990 to speak with a mortgage professional or request more information.
If you need your DD-214 quickly, you should request the services of a DD-214 express service. There is a small fee for this service, based on how fast you need your paperwork. But if you need your document in a hurry, this is the way to go.
If you don’t need your DD-214 right away, you can request it online directly from the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). This option allows you to complete the necessary information online through eVetRecs, NPRC’s online request system.
You can also request DD-214 duplicate copies directly from the National Personnel Records Center by faxing a completed and signed SF-180 form to fax number 314-801-9195.
Mail a written request for your DD214 to:
National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
1 Archives Drive
St. Louis, MO 63138
Our mortgage specialists can help you obtain a copy of your DD-214. To speak with a mortgage expert who can assist you, call 888-516-9990 or request information or assistance.
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To obtain more information on VA loans, refinance options, documents, or costs, call 888-516-9990 to speak with a mortgage professional or request more information.
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