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Department of Health Joins Multi-State Effort to Provide Birth Certificates

By NMDOH
The New Mexico Department of Health will join the 23rd Navajo Nation Council – Office of the Speaker, Navajo Office of Vital Records and Identification and three U.S. states to sponsor a multi-day, multi state Delayed Birth Registration Event on July 16, 17 and 18th in Window Rock, Arizona.
This multi-state event will run from 12:00–4:00 p.m. on July 16th and 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on July 17th and 18th at the Window Rock, Arizona Navajo Nation Vital Records & Identification Office located at 2353 Window Rock Blvd, in Window Rock, AZ.
This multi-state event is the first of its kind that will allow individuals who were born in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah or Colorado and who have never had a birth certificate to come together in one spot to apply for a delayed birth certificate. Vital Records staff from each state agency will be there to assist in reviewing documentation that could lead to the creation of a birth certificate.
The New Mexico Motor Vehicles Division will also be on site to offer motor vehicle services for New Mexicans such as the issuance of driver’s licenses, driver authorization cards, and vehicle registrations.
Individuals applying for a delayed birth registration must be able to prove their name at birth, their date of birth, place of birth and their parent’s names and that they were born in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah or Colorado.
Additional agencies present include the Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Vital Records, Utah Department of Health Vital Records and Statistics, and Colorado Department of Health & Environment Vital Records.
Customers are encouraged to bring funds and documents necessary to have a birth certificate
created. Please check each state’s website for specific fees and documents to bring.
For New Mexico, primary documents you need include:
  • Two documents with name at birth
  • Two documents with date at birth
  • Two documents with place of birth
  • One document with parentage (including mother’s maiden name)
This is a partial list of items you can bring (MUST BE ORGINALS OR CERTIFIED COPIES):
  • Voter Registration application
  • Marriage application
  • Tribal birth affidavit
  • Medical records
  • Baptismal Certificate
  • The persons original Social Security SS-5 form
  • Military Records including a DD-214
  • Cumulative school records
  • Insurance policies (medical, life, etc.)
  • Other documents that would have their birth facts (Name at birth, date of birth, place of birth, parentage)
For more information, call our Vital Records office at 1-866-534-0051 or visit https://nmhealth.org/about/erd/bvrhs/vrp/.

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