Rhode Island Secretary of State
148 West River Street
Providence, RI 02904-2615
Phone (401) 222-1487
Price: $5 per apostille payable to the “Rhode Island Secretary of State”
Processing time: Same-day counter service or 2 days for mailed orders.
To obtain an apostille from the Rhode Island Secretary of State in Providence please follow the guidelines:
Vital Records: Birth, death, and marriage records must be issued by the State Deputy or Satte Registrar from the Department of Health.
If your documents was issued by a Town or City Clerk can not be apostilled.
Please request a new copy at RI Vital Records:
Notarized documents: must have a complete notarial Acknowledgement certificate with the date, signature, and stamp of of the notary public.
University Documents: (diplomas and transcripts) Issued by Brown University, University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island College, Johnson & Wales University, Bryant University, Providence College, Roger Williams University and Salve Regina University among other academic institutions must be notarized by the school registrar.
Documents typically apostilled in Rhode Island are: birth, marriage, divorce and death certificates, articles of incorporation, business bylaws, powers of attorney, diplomas and transcripts.
The Rhode Island Secretary of State offers a free apostille look-up service: http://sos.ri.gov/apostillelookup/