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E-Filing Registration Required Steps

Attorneys admitted to VAED, U.S. Attorney’s Office, attorneys in good standing from the Western District of Virginia or other government agencies, must register to become an e-filer prior to filing any pleadings electronically. Please mail your ECF Certification/Registration Form and photocopied government issued photo ID to U.S. District Court, EDVA, Clerk’s Office, 600 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. To register to file documents electronically with the EDVA via the CM/ECF system, you must take the following steps:


Register for a PACER account at the PACER Service Center (if your office does not already have a PACER account).



Familiarize yourself with the E-Filing Policies and Procedures Manual. You need to follow the policies and procedures outlined in the manual when e-filing in EDVA.



Pass the online, open-book, 25-question EDVA policies and procedures Quiz.



Print out and complete the ECF Certification/Registration Form.  Email the three page form and photocopy of a government-issued photo ID to and mail or deliver the Original Documents to the following address: ECF Certification/Registration, U.S. District Court, EDVA, Clerk's Office, 600 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510.

Note: You may not register as an E-Filer if you are not currently admitted to our court or not associated with the EDVA U.S. Attorney's Office or Government Office. Once we have received your Certification/Registration Form and the photocopy of your government-issued photo id, we will process your registration within two business days. You will then receive an e-mail that contains your EDVA ECF login and password. You will start receiving NEFs once your registration is complete.

Contact the local divisional office help desk if you need assistance filing a document electronically:

Alexandria Help Desk:



Norfolk/Newport News Help Desk:



Richmond Help Desk: