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The following forms can be printed for submission to the court.

Court of Appeals of Virginia Templates
These templates are only generalized guides intended to aid pro se litigants in filing certain pleadings with the Court of Appeals of Virginia. Because of the special nature of an appeal, it is particularly helpful for individuals seeking appellate review to be represented by a lawyer.
    Formatting Instructions for Briefs (VACES)
    Opening Brief Template
    Brief of Appellee Template
    Generic Motion Template
    Motion for Extension Template
    Motion for Extension to File Transcript Template
    Certificate of Service Template

Court of Appeals of Virginia Forms
Affidavit to Withdraw a Criminal Appeal
Appendix of Forms found in Rules of Court Part 5A
Change of Address Notice
Court Appointed Counsel Application
Attorneys licensed in Virginia can use this form to indicate their interest in receiving court appointments from the Court of Appeals of Virginia. This form is only for appellate work and for appeals in which the Court requires counsel appointed specifically by this Court. After the form is submitted, the Court will contact the applicant to assign cases as needed. This form does not apply to circuit courts or the Supreme Court of Virginia.
In forma pauperis Affidavit
For appellants who are not incarcerated
Notice of Appeal from Trial Court
Petition for a Writ of Actual Innocence Packet with Instructions
A petition for a writ of actual innocence based on nonbiological evidence is a claim of innocence by a person who has been convicted of a felony, who is actually innocent of the crime, and who can provide this Court with new nonbiological evidence, or a combination of biological and nonbiological evidence, proving their innocence. (Petitions for writ of actual innocence with only biological evidence should be directed to the Supreme Court of Virginia.)
Pro Hac Vice Application
Request for Media Coverage Application