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Dr Bob says When I applied for my first passport I had no problem obtaining by mail a certified copy of my New Mexico birth certificate.

I have no idea how many years ago that was. Here is a list of the documents currently required to obtain an official copy of a NM birth record:

I have my original Texas Birth certificate, complete with the wrong birth date. (This is worth mentioning because social security uses that date on a lot of things. To fill a prescription, I have to give them the wrong date of birth - and Mom wouldn't lie about such things.)

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