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Health dept. to register delayed birth certificates

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Vital record agencies to provide birth certificates

SANTA FE, N. M. - The New Mexico Department of Health will join the Navajo Nation Office of Vital Records and Identification and other state vital record agencies from Arizona and Colorado to sponsor a multi-day, multi-state Delayed Birth Certificate Registration Event on Sept. 10, 11, and 12 in Shiprock, N.M.

This multi-state event will run from 12:30 pm -3 pm. on Sept. 10 and 9am-3 pm on Sept. 11 and 12 at the Shiprock Youth Complex, located at 4198 U.S. Hwy. 491.

This multi-state event is the second consecutive year these agencies will all be in one place to help people born in New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado who have never had a birth certificate, 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.

Anyone 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, and Colorado.

Customers are encouraged to bring payment and documents necessary to have a birth certificate created. Please check each state’s website for specific fees and documents to bring.

For N. M., 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)

In addition, 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 (866) 534-0051 or visit https://nmhealth.org/about/erd/bvrhs/vrp/.

Vital Record information for nnovri.org/