Title 23
Health and Safety

Chapter 3
Vital Records

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-3-15.1

§ 23-3-15.1. New certificates of birth following foreign adoption — Exempt from judicial proceedings.

(a) A child who has automatically acquired United States citizenship following a foreign adoption and possesses a certificate of citizenship in accordance with the “Child Citizenship Act” (CAA, P.L. 106-395) shall be exempt from the provisions of this chapter which require judicial procedures and reports to acquire a new birth certificate.

(b) The state registrar of vital records shall, upon written request, prepare a “Certificate of Foreign Birth” for a child who was born in a foreign country, adopted by a United States citizen and has automatically acquired citizenship in accordance with the “Child Citizenship Act” upon the production of the following documentations:

(1) Certificate of citizenship;

(2) Foreign birth certificate;

(3) Original documents certified by the United States Embassy abroad;

(4) Permanent United States identification card; and

(5) Social Security card.

History of Section.
P.L. 2006, ch. 607, § 1.