Below you will find an explanation of the various documents required for each type of veteran or active duty personnel. If you have any further questions about VA loans requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us using the contact info at the bottom of this page.
National Guard and Reserves
To obtain your military records, you must fill out the GSA standard form 180. This form applies to all branches of the military, including the selected reserves or national guard. The Veterans Administration does not process these requests. The GSA standard form 180 is sent to the appropriate custodian of military records.
Additional information is available at the National Personnel Records Center.
For the reservists, here is a list of the forms needed in order to obtain your records.
|Branch||Type of Form|
|Army or Air National Guard||NGB 22 Report of separation and Record of service|
|Army Reserve||DARP FM 249-2E or ARPC FM 606 chronological statement of retirement points|
|Navy Reserve||NRPC 1070-124 Annual retirement point record|
|Air Force Reserve||AF 526 Point Summary Sheet|
|USMC Reserve||NAVMC 798|
|Coast Guard||CG 4175|
For a veteran discharged from regular active duty after January 1, 1950, a copy of the form DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) is needed. This form can be obtained by contacting The National Personnel Records Center in St Louis. Use the previous link, or contact them by phone at 314-801-0800.
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Active Duty Personnel
To obtain the certificate of eligibility, you must:
1) Provide an In-Service Statement from your commanding officer
2) Have at least 12 months of service left before your discharge.
You must provide proof of six years of service in the selected reserves.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ashok Ghildyal, VA Mortgage Specialist, by phone at 866-993-6379 x250 or via email at email@example.com.
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