The person requesting the birth certificate must be the person named on the certificate, a parent or legal guardian of the person named on the certificate, or have a court order.
The requester must provide a valid photo ID, such as a driver's license, state ID, or passport.
If the requester is not the person named on the certificate, they must also provide proof of relationship or legal interest in the person named on the certificate.
If the birth occurred within the past 100 years, the requester must also provide proof of identity and relationship or legal interest in the person named on the certificate for any additional people listed on the certificate, such as parents or spouses.
The New Mexico Department of Health Vital Records office provides online ordering for birth certificates through VitalChek, a secure third-party vendor. The requester will need to create an account and provide the necessary information and payment. The birth certificate will be mailed to the requester within 7-14 business days.
Alternatively, the requester can complete a Birth Certificate Request Form and mail it along with payment and required documentation to the Vital Records office. The birth certificate will be mailed to the requester within 5-10 business days.
The fee for a certified copy of a birth certificate in New Mexico is $15 for the first copy and $10 for each additional copy ordered at the same time.
Additional fees may apply for expedited shipping, processing, or other optional services.