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Rhode Island Birth Certificates From Rhode Island Office of Vital Records

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Rhode Island Birth Certificate Types

Certified Birth Certificate – Certified copies of birth certificates that may be used for practically all legal purposes, including proof of citizenship, school enrollment, personal identification, passports, social security, and employment. Birth records are available for births that occurred in the past 100 years.

Apply to receive this document from the Rhode Island Office of Vital Records.

Certified Birth Certificate

Apply to receive this document from the Rhode Island Office of Vital Records.
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Who can order?

Rhode Island is a closed record state, meaning birth certificates are not part of public records. This means only the following individuals may secure a certified copy of a birth certificate after filling out the forms, paying the appropriate fees, and providing the necessary legal documents and identification:

The person named on the record (registrant)

The registrant’s parent/s, siblings, legal guardian, or authorized agent

Legal representatives of the named individuals

Title examiners

Legally incorporated genealogical societies acting on official duty

A person needing information for the protection of personal or property rights

A person requesting the certificate pursuant of a court order

Rhode Island Office of Vital Records Agency Information

Rhode Island Office of Vital Records

The Rhode Island Office of Vital Records keeps records and issues certificates of vital events, such as birth, death, and marriage. Birth records are available for births that occurred in the past 100 years.

Notice: It is in Instant Vital Records’ best interest to provide you with accurate and up-to-date information on this site, but state agency information and policies may change without notice. Instant Vital Records makes no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, reliability, or usefulness of any information, nor do we assume the liability of such information. 

Rhode Island Birth Certificates

The Rhode Island Office of Vital Records issues certified copies of birth certificates, typically acceptable for most legal purposes, including proof of citizenship, school enrollment, personal identification, passports, social security, and employment.

Visit the Rhode Island Office of Vital Records’ official page for more information.

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