New York City This is different than New York state! It was not exactly easy for us to go about our uc/up here, I'll just say that.
Here is all the info I received. Hopefully it will save you a trip or two.
I am in receipt of your request to register the birth of your child who was born at home. To do so, it will be necessary for you to make an appointment to come to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 125 Worth Street, Room 125, in Manhattan, for the registration. You will need to prepare for this appointment because there are people who must come with you and documents you must bring along. I have attached the "Procedures for home or unattended birth registration" to this letter. Please read them carefully. They are complicated and detailed because we must be sure that the child you wish to register was born to you in NYC, and not elsewhere.
Cetrain documents that you will bring to us most be notarized. The Procedures will tell you what they are. Before your registration appointment, these documents must be taken unsigned to a notary republic who will stamp and initial them, guaranteeing that they were signed in his or her presence.
If you were not married when the child was born or at any time during the pregnancy and you want the fathers' name to appear on the birth certificate, the enclosed Acknowledgement of Paternity form must be presented at the registration appointment. If you are now married to your child's biological father and the child was born while you were unmarried, you may also use this form. It must be completely filled out, witnessed and dated by two persons that are not related to you o the father.
To register your child you must do the following:
1. Collect the documents that you need to bring to the NYC DoH & Mental Hygiene Vital Record Office.
2. Get the ncessary documents notarized, and
3. You must bring your child to be registered, and any witness(es) to the birth, to the appointment.
4. Call me to set up your appointment.
My telephone number is (212) 788-7895 / 788 4550
Please call me if you have any questions regarding this letter or the procedures for home or unattended birth registration.
Ms. Flor Betancourt
-NYS Drivers License (Mom/Dad)
-Confirmation or pregnancy
-Prenatal care visits charts (I did my own)
-Mothers Birth certificate.
-Fathers birth certificate.
-Certificate of marriage (if married).
-Affidavits along w/ copy of ID's confirming pregnancy.
-Letter from Pediatrician for child's first check-up and follow up appointment.
-Utility bill or official correspondence (Before/after pregnancy).
-Proof of residence (lease/rent receipts).
Procedures For Home or Unattended Birth Registration
The registration of a home or unattended birth must occur at the DoH & MH office at 125 Worth street. If the infant was taken to a hospital immediately after the birth, then the hospital will register the birth with our office.
These are the steps of the registration process:
At the time of registration, the parent or parents must present:
Okay, pages three and four go into the details of all o the things you need to bring but it's too much for me to type out right now. Hopefully the contacts and other info have been helpful.
We were interviewed by three women at the department of health to register our up/uc baby for at least an hour and a half. They go over everything you bring really carefully. Be on your A game, they ask really personal questions about the birth as well.