A. When the birth of a person born in this state has not been registered, a certificate may be filed in accordance with regulations of the department. The certificate shall be registered subject to evidentiary requirements prescribed by regulation to substantiate the alleged facts of birth.
Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 24-14-15
- Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
B. Certificates of birth registered one year or more after the date of birth shall show on their face the date of the delayed registration.
C. A summary statement of the evidence submitted in support of the delayed registration shall be endorsed on the certificate.
D. When an applicant does not submit the minimum documentation required in the regulations for delayed registration or when the state registrar finds reason to question the validity or adequacy of the certificate or the documentary evidence, the state registrar shall not register the delayed certificate and shall advise the applicant of the reason for this action.
E. The department may by regulation provide for the denial of an application for delayed registration which is not actively prosecuted.