Do it yourself
In the State of Rhode Island apostilles are issued by the Secretary of State in Providence.
Documents submitted for apostille need to comply with the following guidelines:
- Vital Records presented for apostille need to be issued by the State Deputy or Satte Registrar from the Department of Health.Documents issued by a Town or City Clerk are not acceptable for apostille.
- Notarized documents are acceptable for apostille if they have a complete notarial acknowledgement certificate signed and stamped by a notary public and include the date when the documents have been notarized.
- School records such as diplomas and transcripts need to be notarized by the school registrar.
The Rhode Island Secretary of State offers a free apostille look-up service: http://sos.ri.gov/apostillelookup/
You can request copies of vital records from the RI Vital Records:
Apostille Rhode Island contacts:
Visit in person or mail documents to:
Rhode Island Secretary of State
148 West River Street
Providence, RI 02904-2615
Phone: (401) 222-1487
Price is $5 per apostille with payment made the “Rhode Island Secretary of State”.
Processing time is same-day counter service or 2 days for mailed orders.