Veterans or their next of kin with proof of death of the veteran such as a copy of death certificate, letter from funeral home or published obituary can request DD-214 military service records free of charge through MVAA. An online DD-214 Request Form needs to be completed, signed and submitted to MVAA.
A request form can also be downloaded and either faxed to 517-284-5297 or emailed to MVAAResourceCenter@michigan.gov.
Requesting an Expedited DD-214
For urgent DD-214 requests (e.g. upcoming surgery, funeral, etc.) or to request an expedited DD-214 after hours or on holidays, visit the National Archives website or call 314-801-0800. Requests may be made using eVetRecs or by downloading the Standard Form 180 (SF-180) to Request Military Records.
The nature of the emergency must be provided in the "purpose" section of the SF-180 which can be faxed to 314-801-0764.