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Legalization: (Ordinary and Apostille)

- Ordinary Authentication :
If you need to legalize a document issued by an office in the Kingdom or abroad, this can be done through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of other States concerned abroad. This can be done through missions of the Kingdom of Bahrain abroad, and missions accredited to the Kingdom.

- Instructions to be followed when legalizing documents from the Kingdom of Bahrain:
1. Each governmental agency will ratify original documents issued by them.
2. The document must include a stamp and signature accredited in the Ministry of Foreign ) You can do it in our Legalization Section).
3. In order to ratify a document originating outside of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the documents' owner is required to ratify it at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the documents country of origin, and then at an embassy or consulate of the Kingdom there.
4. Bear in mind that any modification of, or addition to, any of the information contained in the document will annul ratification.

- Apostille Authentication:
What is Apostille?
An Apostille is a certificate issued by a designated authority in a country where the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalization of Foreign Public Documents , Apostille Convention, is in force. See a model Apostille.

Apostilles authenticate the seals and signatures of officials on public documents such as birth certificates, notarials, court orders, or any other document issued by a public authority, so that they can be recognized in foreign countries that are parties to the Convention.

In Kingdom of Bahrain, Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the only designated Competent Authorities to issue Apostilles.

Apostille Certificate fee is BD 20.

Click here of the list of countries accepting Apostille.


1. Legalization Office at Manama Center
Sunday – Thursday, from 8:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.
Phone: 17200572

2.Legalization Office at Labour Market Regulatory Authority
Sunday – Thursday, from 8:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.
Phone: 17388744


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  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    P.O. Box 547
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    Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

    7:30 AM - 2:15 PM

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    Telephone: +973-17227555

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