Rhode Island General Laws Title 23. Health and Safety § 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.


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