Virginia Board of Bar Examiners
2201 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
FINGERPRINT CARD INSTRUCTIONS AND REQUEST FORM
Every applicant for the Virginia Bar Examination must submit with his or her application
one set of clear and distinct fingerprints on an official fingerprint card.
An official fingerprint card may be obtained from the Board (see last paragraph),
authorized police official, or from the registrar’s office of any ABA approved law school
Applicant fingerprints MUST be taken by an authorized official (i.e, local police, sheriff,
state police), and the fingerprint card must be signed by both the applicant and the person
taking the fingerprints.
The applicant also must complete the following personal history data on the fingerprint
card before submitting with the bar exam application:
• Date of Birth
• Date Fingerprinted
• Place of Birth
• Scars, Marks, Tattoos or Amputations
• Emergency Contact and Address
for an example of a completed fingerprint card
To obtain a fingerprint card from the Board, please mail or fax the Fingerprint Card
Request Form (fillable pdf) to our office. A fingerprint card will be mailed to you within
a week of receiving your request.
Applicants residing in Virginia can obtain a card and have their fingerprints taken at any
Virginia State Police Headquarters. Click here for further information