Expedited USCG-Coast Guard DD214’s
In most cases we can provide you with Official Copies of your United States Coast Guard DD214 within 7 business days. If you choose our Express Service the hard copies will ship via USPS First Class mail directly to the physical address you provided when you ordered. If you select our Priority Express Service, you will receive an encrypted file containing a digital copy of your DD214 within 7 business days, and the hard copies will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail to the address you provided when you ordered.
There are a few exceptions to the 7 business day turnaround. Pre-1970 USCG DD214’s are located by reference to the service member’s Coast Guard Serial Number (dog-tag number). If you do not have this number, the process will be slowed down by several days while we search for the USCG Serial Number as a preliminary step. If you have a common name, this process can be challenging.
In general, older records take slightly longer than more-recent records. Pre-1955 records are considered “archival” records, and these can take a few days longer than Post-1955 USCG DD214 requests.
The Coast Guard began digitizing military personnel files in 2005. If you served in the USCG after 2005, you may have a digital DD214. These take a few days longer to access than a traditional, paper copy of the DD Form 214. Digital copies can usually be accessed within 7-10 business days. To order copies of your Coast Guard DD214, click on the Request Your DD214 button below.