New Mexico Department of Health
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Acknowledgment of Paternity

ImageIf the mother was unmarried at the time of the child’s birth and no other name is listed on the certificate of birth as the father, the biological father’s name may be added to the birth certificate by filing an Acknowledgment of Paternity Statement form. We also have a Spanish Version of the form available. The acknowledgment of paternity statement must be sworn to by the biological parents in the presence of a notary public.

Notes and instructions for completing the statement are provided on the acknowledgment of paternity form. Parents should be instructed and encouraged to review the notes and instructions and rights and responsibilities sections before completing the statement.

NOTE: The fee for the amendment of the Vital Record is $10. The fee for a certified copy of the birth certificate is $10.