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Apostilles
148 West River Street
Providence, RI 02904-2615
Phone: (401) 222-1487
Fax: (401) 222-1309
TTY: 711

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Open to the public
Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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How to Obtain a Certification

A request for an apostille or certification can be made in person, by telephone, or by mail to the Secretary of State’s, Authentication/Certification Section.

In person:

If presenting no more than 5 public documents for authentication, visit us at our Division of Business Services, Office of the Secretary of State, 148 West River Street, Providence, RI 02904. Your request can be made at the public counter. Payment: There is a fee of $5.00 per apostille or certification being requested. Checks or money orders should be made payable to the R.I. Secretary of State.

If presenting more than 5 public documents for authentication, please contact our office at 401-222-1487 prior to your visit or download and fax our In-Person Authentication Request Form (401-222-1309). Our staff will ask you to provide the country to which the documents will be sent together with the name of the issuing official or notary public’s signature on the documents. This will allow our staff to prepare for your visit. Failure to make pre-arrangements for more than 5 public documents, will result in wait time and may require that you return to our office at a later date to complete your transaction.

Mail:

Please be sure to download and complete our Mail Authentication Request Form. Your request form must name the country to which the document(s) will be sent. You must submit the original or certified copy of the document(s) that you wish to have an apostille or certification attached to. Payment: There is a fee of $5.00 per apostille or certification being requested. Checks or money orders should be made payable to the R.I. Secretary of State.

Mailed requests are processed daily. A mailed request will be returned to you by first class mail. A self-addressed/stamped envelope will help expedite delivery time. If overnight service is required, a pre-addressed, pre-paid airbill must be included with the request.