VA Form 26-1880, Request for a Certificate of Eligibility is a document used to claim a home loan guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA examines the information you provide on this form in order to determine your eligibility for the mortgage. If you meet the required criteria and finish the necessary paperwork, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). The COE is a document you give a lender as proof that you are eligible for a VA home loan.
The latest edition of the document - also known as the VA certificate of eligibility request form - was released in December 2016. All previous versions are obsolete. A VA Form 26-1880 fillable version can be downloaded below.