How old do I need to be to become Vice PresidentTo be elected the Vice President of the United States (POTUS) you need to be:

35 years old

The United States Constitution imposes three requirements to elected Vice-President.

That includes the person’s:

  • Age
  • Residency
  • And Citizenship

At the time of taking office, all three must be satisfied.


The Vice President of the United States must be 35 years of age or older.

How old do you have to be top become vice president of the United States


The Vice President must have been a resident of the United States for 14 years, although not necessarily concurrently.


Finally, the third qualification to be Vice President is that you must be a “natural born citizen”. That is to say the person must have been born within the United States. However, the children of citizens of the United States, that “may be born beyond the sea, or out of the limits of the United States,” are also considered natural born citizens.

Related facts:

  • The three requirements for becoming President of the United States are the same, including being age 35.
  • Elected representatives in the U.S. must 25 years old or older.
  • For a list of United States Vice Presidents by age…click here

Weird age facts related to this topic:

  • The youngest vice-president ever to take office was John Cabell Breckinridge, serving under President James Buchanan. He was elected president at aged 36. Richard Nixon was the second youngest VP at 40.
  • The oldest vice president ever to take off was: Alben W. Barkley at 71 years old, serving under Harry S. Truman.