Bahrain is a member of the Hague Convention of 1961 and the FCDO Apostille only should suffice for documents to be used in Bahrain.
However, the Consulate still offers legalisation for UK documents, if requested. If further consular legalisation is required, the document needs to be legalised by way of FCDO Apostille prior to submitting it to the Consulate of Bahrain.
The consular fees are £40 per commercial document or private document relating to foreign citizens OR £20 for certain types of private documents for Bahraini citizens only (proof of citizenship required).
Turnaround time is likely to be 2 working days
Certain commercial documents such as certificates of origin, invoices, packing lists, bills of landing, certificates of goods…etc., must be attested by the London and Arab British Chamber of Commerce and then submitted to the Consulate ONLY through the Arab British Chamber of Commerce for further legalisation.
The Consulate in London can only legalise foreign documents issued in the Republic of Ireland, Norway, Iceland, New Zealand, Netherlands and British Overseas Territories.
Before submitting the documents to the Consulate for legalisation, they must be attested by the relevant authority of local government of the territory/country concerned, and for those issued in the British Overseas Territories, the Apostille from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is also required.
Method of payment: postal order, company cheque (personal cheques are NOT accepted) or a banker’s draft made payable to the ‘Embassy of Bahrain’.
The opening hours of the Legalisation Section are 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday to Friday.
30 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QB
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