Order your Rhode Island (RI) Birth Certificate Online

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Important information about the covid-19

US Birth Certificates continues to offer its vital records application preparation services during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Many government bureaus are processing online and mail-in applications although they are closed to the general public. Turnaround times in government agencies may be affected during the quarantine.

Applying for a vital records certificate now is advisable since it allows citizens to secure their vital records as soon as possible.

Regardless of whether you need a certified copy of a vital records certificate for a specific need or to keep on file, complete your application today.

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Obtain a new Rhode Island (RI) Birth Certificate

A birth certificate is a legal document that allows you to apply for certain benefits and to request a passport, social security card and driver's license. To obtain your Rhode Island (RI) birth certificate you will need to complete our online form and follow the personalized instructions we provide. Your Rhode Island birth records will be issued by the vital records office and delivered to your home.

Replace a lost Rhode Island Birth Certificate

Replacing an important document can be overwhelming. If you have lost your state Rhode Island birth certificate, or if it was destroyed, you need a replacement copy. Replace your birth certificate by completing our online form of the state where you were born and following the detailed instructions we provide with your application form.

Obtain an authorized copy of your Birth Certificate

A birth certificate is an important document that allows you to prove identity, age and American citizenship, especially when applying for a passport, government benefits, enroll in school, or even join the military. If you need to request an authorized copy, you will need to request it to the state where you were born or directly to the county where you were born.

For a certified copy of your Rhode Island birth certificate, please complete our online form and follow the set of personalized instructions we provide to receive your authorized copy of your birth certificate.

You may only obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate from the state where the event occurred. If you were born in Rhode Island then you may request a birth certificate from this state. You will be able to obtain a birth certificate from the Rhode Island (RI) vital records office or the county recorders such as the ones in: Providence County, Kent County, Washington County, and the city of Providence.

Who is eligible to apply

Birth records are restricted in Rhode Island. Only the following may apply for a copy of a birth record: if you are applying for yourself or if you are the parent, the child, the spouse, the civil union partner or registered domestic partner, the sibling or grandchild of the person named on record. You may also request if you are the legal guardian, the legal representative or if you have a court order.

Remember that Your Rhode Island birth certificate is an important form of identification used for life events like employment, getting or renewing your passport or driver's license, applying for benefits, and even enrolling in school or youth sports activities.

Rhode Island Birth Certificate Requirements

To obtain a copy of a birth certificate you will need to complete the application and mail it to your birth state’s vital records office. You will also need to prove your identity.

All those born in Rhode Island that need to request a certified copy of a birth certificate will need to include a clear photocopy, of both sides, of one of the forms of photo ID listed below, along with a completed application form:

  • State of Rhode Island Driver’s License
  • State of Rhode Island ID Card
  • Driver’s license issued by another U.S. State
  • Photo State Identification Card issued by another U.S. State
  • U.S. Passport
  • Military Identification
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Alien Registration Card
If you do not have government-issued picture identification, you may submit two other documents containing your name and current address (e.g.; utility bill, bank statement, car registration, copy of income tax return, etc.) Please note, if you are not the registrant or the parent named on the certificate, you must also submit proof of eligibility (e.g., birth certificates, certified court documents.)

Once your application package is completed you will need to mail it to:

RI Department of Health
Office of Vital Records, Room 101,
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908-5097

Rhode Island Birth Certificate Fees

To request a Rhode Island birth certificate, you are required to pay the state fees. The cost to process a certified copy of a birth certificate in Rhode Island is: $25.

Rhode Island Birth Processing Times

Thanks to our service, you are able to request your birth certificates with ease, by avoiding long lines and without having to go to government offices. All you have to do is complete our easy-to-fill-out form and send it to the corresponding state vital records office. Once it’s processed, you will receive it in the comfort of your own home by mail. In most cases, birth certificate orders in Rhode Island are filled within 1-2 weeks. However, some orders may take longer due to peak request periods.

We recommend requesting certified copies of Rhode Island birth certificates early to avoid delays especially if certificates are needed for sports programs, travel documents and passports, school enrollment, planning for retirement and other reasons that may have a deadline.

FAQs about Rhode Island Birth Certificates

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Personalized Review of your application

Our team of experts are trained in all states and will review each application to make sure there is no information missing and that everything is correct. This way you will avoid delays and get exactly what you are looking for when you order your birth certificate online.

ID Verification

You may be required to provide a copy of your photo ID to prove your identity. In some cases you may be required to provide a sworn notarized statement of your identity. Our Rhode Island personalized instructions will provide all the information needed.

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