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Apostille Certificate From The Rhode Island Secretary Of State

How To Order An Apostille Certificate From The Rhode Island Secretary Of State

An original or certified copy is required. You can order a certified copy of your articles and request an Apostille at the same time. We recommend faxing the order, only if you are requesting the certified copy at the same time. Normal processing takes up to 2 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $5. Expedited service is not available. Always provide the name of the country needing a Rhode Island Apostille or Certificate of Authentication.

You can order an Apostille Certificate…

By Mail:
Cover letter must include the name of the country, payment, address the documents should be mailed to after processing, and a daytime phone number for possible questions. You must enclose an original or certified copy of the document, or a request for a certified copy of the document.

By Fax:
You may fax your order only if requesting the certified copy at the same time. Fax must include the name of the country, address the documents should be mailed to after processing, and phone number for possible questions. You will need to follow up your fax request with a check for payment. You can request that they let you know the exact amount due for your order prior to sending your check.

By Email:
You may email your order only if requesting the certified copy at the same time. Email must include the name of the country, address the documents should be mailed to after processing, and phone number for possible questions. You will need to follow up your email request with a check for payment. You can request that they let you know the exact amount due for your order prior to sending your check.

By Phone:
You may call in your order only if requesting the certified copy at the same time. They can give you a specific timeframe and specific fees for processing. You will want to have the business name handy when making your call. You will need to provide a check or money order for payment either by mail or when you pick it up in person.

In Person:
Requested documents can usually be provided the same day. You must provide a certified copy or original document. You will want to have your payment handy.

Do you need to order a certified copy at the same time or does the fee include a certified copy?

Rhode Island certified copy can be ordered at the same time. This fee does not include a certified copy.

How much does it cost to obtain a Rhode Island Apostille?

$5 per document for normal processing.

Is expedited processing available?

No. However, most document requests are processed the same day.

Payment options?

Check or Money Order.

Make check or money order payable to: Secretary of State.

How long does it take to get an Apostille Certification from Rhode Island Secretary of State?

Normal processing: 1-2 business days, plus additional time for mailing.

Counter Service: same day (in person only).

How will the Apostille Certificate come back after I order from the Rhode Island Secretary of State?

It will be mailed by regular mail, unless you request otherwise and provide a pre-addressed prepaid envelope or UPS/Fed Ex airbill. Return service by fax or email is not available.

Contact Info:

Rhode Island Secretary of State
Apostilles
148 West River Street
Providence, RI 02904-2615
(401)222-1487 phone
(401)222-1309 fax
Email:  notaries@sos.ri.gov

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