Office of the Registrar

Certified Copies/Apostilles

The Office of the Registrar can notarize a copy of your diploma at no additional charge. Those graduates requesting diplomas for employment/educational purposes overseas may need to investigate what authentication may be required by the country where the diploma will be presented.


Should any country requiring a diploma also require an apostille, we can forward your notarized copy of diploma to the Rhode Island Secretary of State's office. If you are pursuing this option, please email a photocopy of your diploma to An English diploma translation can be provided as well if needed. Please specify when you email our office. In addition, include your date of birth, dates of attendance, degree received, and for which nation the apostille is needed. You will also need to provide an address to where you would like the documents to be sent so this info can be provided to the RI Secretary of State's Office. The Rhode Island Secretary of State charges a $5.00 fee per document for apostille. Credit card payment is accepted by calling the Rhode Island Secretary of State directly but please wait until the Brown Registrar's Office has processed the documents. We will be in touch with you with contact information for processing the payment.

The Office of the Registrar does not keep copies of your diploma. You should always maintain your original diploma. You must provide a legible copy of it when making your request for certification and/or apostille or order a replacement diploma by following the instructions in the section above.

For further information on certified copies of diplomas and/or the apostille process please contact

Additional Diploma Information

English translations of the Undergraduate, Graduate and Medical Diplomas are available for download.
Brown University offers Certified Electronic Diplomas and Certificates (CeDiploma/CeCertificate) via CeCredential.