Bahraini Document Authentication
You may authenticate Bahraini documents originating in the Kingdom of Bahrain at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in Bahrain. The Kingdom of Bahrain is now a party to The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents.
Apostilles are recognized in the U.S. without any further authentication.
Apostille is an international stamp that makes the document valid
U.S. Document Authentication
We recommend that U.S. citizens authenticate their documents (especially educational certificates, birth certificates and marriage certificates) in the U.S. before coming to Bahrain. The Embassy is unable to authenticate documents. The Kingdom of Bahrain is now a party to The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents.
For your document to be valid in Bahrain it needs to be legalized by a Hague Apostille. No embassy legalization is required. Documents bearing apostilles are recognized in Bahrain without any further authentication.
Apostille is an international stamp that makes the document valid and legal in Bahrain.
For more information, please visit the website of the U.S. Department of State Office of Authentications.
For information concerning remote notarial and authentication services, we direct you to the following recently updated Department of State webpage. Please note that remote notarial services may only be provided in accordance with the laws and regulations of the U.S. state that commissioned the notary public and the laws of the state or country where the document is notarized.