Apostille on foreign documents meant for use in Bahrain
Bahrain is a signatory country of the Hague Convention (1961). On April 10, 2013, the Kingdom of Bahrain deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of October 05, 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (the “Apostille Convention”). This Convention entered into force for Bahrain on December 13, 2013.
Thus, in order to be recognized and accepted by official authorities in Bahrain, the method of preparation of documents originated in the USA or notarized by an American Notary should be finalized by obtaining an Apostille Certificate (Apostille Stamp/certificate). Apostille simplified document legalization procedure since apostilled documents are exempt from further legalization by the consular establishments of Bahrain.
What is Apostille Stamp
The Apostille is an officially issued certificate by the state or federal authority. It bears a exceptional number and specific date of issue. Depending on type of document you may need to Apostille and what USA state a document has been issued in, the Apostille is obtained in different means.
People who never deal with the document preparation for international use, misunderstand the purpose of Apostille, and mistakenly visit the Consulate of the Kingdom of Bahrain aiming to obtain an Apostille on American documents. It is important to bear in mind that foreign embassies or consulates do not issue an Apostille on such documents as Vital Records, FBI Background Check Certificate, Police Clearance Certificate, etc., because these documents should be legalized in the USA – by competent authorities in the county, state and country of issue.
Thus, the customers, for whom the Apostille process is unknown, are advised to use a professional help of experienced Apostille Agents and Notaries who can lead them through the entire document legalization process. By employing experts for preparing a document and Apostille for Bahrain, you can save time and money, and be ensured that your documents will be prepared properly and promptly. Furthermore, you’ll be ensured that the documents will be accepted by official authorities, government agencies and private institutions in Bahrain.
Legalizing documents destined for Bahrain
Obtaining a County Clerk Certification and Apostille is not a complicated procedure. Nevertheless, it is important to remember that each document require attention, because different types of documents are processed in different ways.
For example, apostille on an affidavit of a notarized statement, a power of attorney or an affidavit is obtained in two simple steps – verification by two competent USA authorities. While such documents as Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate, Judgments, corporate documents or FBI Background Check Certificate require in-depth knowledge of document preparation process, because up to four local and federal departments are involved in the process of their legalization.
When it comes to Apostille for Bahrain, the Apoling Solutions takes pride in offering customers proficiency of our knowledgeable Notaries Public, Apostille Agents and certified translators of from/into Arabic language – the official language of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Being a top provider of the Apostille and Legalization services in Brooklyn and New York while providing quality services for clients nationwide, we assist clients with preparation of any kind of official, business or a legal documents meant to be used in Bahrain and Consulates of the Kingdom of Bahrain in the USA and other countries.
Documents we apostille for Bahrain
In accordance with the Apostille Convention, the below listed documents are considered the documents for public use and require Apostille if intended to be presented before public and official authorities in Bahrain:
- Documents issued by organizations or official departments, local and federal courts and tribunals, surrogate courts, etc. These kinds of documents include:
- Documents issued by organizations or state departments, civil registry offices, town hall and city clerk offices, local and federal courts and boards, etc. including but not limited to:
Judgment of Divorce or Divorce Certificate
Decision of Name Change
Child Custody – related Decisions and Rulings, etc.
- The USCIS documents such as Certificate of Naturalization or Petition of Name Change issued during the process of becoming a U.S. citizen
- Documents issued by administrative bodies:
Diploma signed by a Head of the School or School Principal
Academic Transcripts certified by a Rector or a school registrar
Medical documents, references or statements signed by a hospital administrator, etc.
- Notarial documents such as:
– Certified and notarized copies of documents (Passports, Driver Licenses, photocopies of academic records, school reports and diplomas)
– Power of Attorney for property sale, management, bank account management, etc.
– Affidavits (including Affidavit of Single Status)
– Consents including Parental Consent for Travel of their Children and Authorization Letters
- Authorized certifying endorsements attached to the documents signed by individuals acting in a personal capacity.
- Corporate documents such as By – Laws, certificate of Incorporation, Business Contract, Agreements Corporate Powers of Attorney, Assignment of Claim etc, Commercial invoices, Bills of Landing, Corporate Authorization Letters, Certificate of Good Standing, etc.
- Federal documents issued by the IRS or FBI such as: Form 6166, a letter of U.S. Residency Certification, issued by the IRS, FBI Background Check Certificate or Certificate of Origin
In view of the above, it is advised that the documents intended for use in Bahrain to be processed in accordance with International legal requirements and official requirements of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Personal Document retrieving services
If you need to obtain an Apostille on such documents as Vital Records – Birth, Marriage or Death Certificate or on Divorce Decree, remember that original document cannot be apostilled. It is compulsory to obtain a certified copy (long –form) of these documents first and then process with their legalization.
Currently, most of the Apostille agencies do not provide document retrieving services. This means that you must find out what documents to obtain, where to order them and how to place the order.
Apoling Solutions is a full – service agency. We’ll gladly give you a hand in obtaining a proper document, authenticate and Apostille it, and translate all certificates and slips that are in English into Arabic if required.
Official translation of Authentication and Apostille Certificate into Arabic
When presented to the officials in Bahrain or Consulate of Bahrain, it is mandatory that your documents to be translated from English into Arabic and that the translation to be certified and notarized.
At the Apoling we carry out all the services at one place – document retrieving – authentication – Apostille – certified translation – notary binding.
With us you do not have to worry about a thing! Each document requested by you will be prepared by our specialists correctly and on time!
Order Apostille on documents for Bahrain
Please, send us a free – quote request via this website, email us an inquiry at: email@example.com or bring the documents for Apostille to our office, located in Brooklyn, NY.
Do you live out of state? Has your document been originated in the state you do not live any longer in?
We can take care of any document you might need for Bahrain – no matter what county or state it was issued by, and provide complete Apostille services for clients residing in other states.
If we left aside questions you may want to ask us, please feel free to give us a call and pose a question to a Notary Public or an Apostille Agent.
Expedited Apostille services NYC
Time is of the essence when dealing with important legal matters such as document authentication and apostille, and we understand the importance of completing your process correctly and as quickly as possible. With the office in Brooklyn, NY, we can shorten the time to process your order. For example, the average processing time for the Department of State is approximately 10 days if mailed; however, we can complete this process the same day and ship your documents worldwide.
Once your documents are ready we can send them internationally for delivery within two days guaranteed to most countries via UPS or DHL.