Bahamas Apostille Service

Certify documents issued in the Bahamas for official use in Europe and abroad.

Certify documents issued in the Bahamas for international use
Apostille documents issued in The Bahamas, including birth and death certificates, Bahamas marriage certificates, Certificates of Incorporation, Articles of Associations and Police Character Reference (Police Record), as well as powers of attorney and other documents certified by a Bahamian notary.

Documents issued in The Bahamas can be authenticated with an Apostille Stamp from the Consular Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Documents requiring authentication for use in non-apostille countries must also be attested by the embassy of the recipient country with jurisdiction for the Bahamas.

  • Isarey offers expedited apostille services in The Bahamas. Apostilles can be obtained in 1 business days
  • We arrange attestation of Bahamian documents requiring consular legalization at the embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Cuba, Vietnamese consulate in New York and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Miami
  • We can obtain copies of Bahamas birth, death and marriage certificates directly from the civil register

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Bahamas Documents that can be authenticated with Apostille Stamps

  • Apostille Bahamas marriage certificates

    Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

    We apostille Bahamas birth, marriage and death certificates for legal use abroad. We can obtain certified copies of Bahamas marriage certificates, birth and death certificates from the Registrar General's office for apostille authentication. Please contact us for assistance
  • Criminal Record Certificates

    Apostille Bahamas police clearance and criminal record checks.
  • Bahamas Education Certificates

    Apostille Bahamas University degree certificates and other types of academic and professional qualifications awarded in the Bahamas.
  • Notarized Documents

    Powers of Attorney, Affidavits, certified passport copies, contracts and other private documents certified by a notary in the Bahamas.
  • Apostille Bahamas certificates of incorporation and good standing.

    Corporate documents

    Apostille Bahamas certificates of incorporation and other company documents, including Certificates of Good Standing, Certificates of Incumbency, certificates of directors and members.
    We can obtain certified copies of corporate documents from the Registrar General's Department for apostille authentication by the Consular Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and legalization.
  • Trade documents

    Apostille Bahamas certificates of origin, certificates of free sale, commercial invoices, product health certificates, GMP certificates and other trade documents

Isarey provides document attestation services in the Bahamas to private, corporate and institutional clients worldwide. To find out about certifying Bahamas documents for use in Europe and abroad, use our online quotation form or email us a scan or description of the documents you need to certify. We will get back to you directly with a quotation and details of how to proceed:

6 steps to certify document issued in the Bahamas

  1. Upload the documents you need attested or send them to us by email.
  2. Our experts will pre-check your documents to ensure that they are eligible for Apostille certification or consular legalization in the country where they are issued, and we’ll assist you locally in preparing them if required.
  3. We’ll send you a quotation with the total cost of the process (final price including all fees, certified translation when required and courier costs) and an estimation of how long the process will take to complete.
  4. We’ll arrange a secure courier to collect your original documents (where electronic versions are not sufficient).
  5. As soon as we receive your documents, we will confirm your order and proceed with the attestation process. Where appropriate, we will arrange certified copies for the attestation process so that we can return your originals directly.
  6. We return the attested documents to you by secure international courier.

Legalize Bahamas Documents

Bahamas documents can be legalized for cross-border use by means of Apostille Certification or Consular Legalization

Apostille Certification

An Apostille Stamp is a simplified procedure of international attestation. When affixed to documents, Apostilles are directly recognised by the authorities of over 120 countries (Signatories of the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents Hague Apostille ConventionExternal link (opens in new tab)) as certifying the document’s validity, without requiring additional certification.

Since the Bahamas is a signatory to the convention, Isarey can assist by obtaining Apostille Certification for Bahamas documents so that they are valid for official use in other signatory countries, including: NL NetherlandsNetherlands - ES SpainSpain - IT ItalyItaly - PT PortugalPortugal - GR GreeceGreece - CY CyprusCyprus - FR FranceFrance - GB United KingdomUnited Kingdom - SA Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia - US United StatesUnited States - DE GermanyGermany - CN ChinaChina

Consular Legalization
Consular Legalization is required when a document from the Bahamas is to be used in a non-signatory country. In this case, following authentication by authorities in the Bahamas, the document must be certified a second time in the Bahamas by the embassy representing the country where the document is to be used.

Countries which do not recognise Apostille certification and require consular legalization include: QA QatarQatar - KW KuwaitKuwait - AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - VN VietnamVietnam

Certified Translation

Where Bahamas documents are to be used abroad and where the receiving country has a different official language, certified translation may also be required. Isarey takes care of any certified translations required as part of the document attestation process, ensuring that translations are carried out and certified in accordance with local regulations.

Note that a certified translation on its own only provides assurance that the translation itself is accurate and true; it does not confirm the authenticity of the original document. The original document must be legalized for a certified translation to carry equivalent legal weight.

Bahamas Document Resources

External resources and news about Bahamas documents, apostilles and certification procedures.

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Bahamas Document Resources
Corporate documents
Company Search
Company Search
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Search the database of Bahamian company files and documents
Order Company Documents
Order Company Documents
Right arrowwww.bahamas.gov.bs
Order documents for International Business Companies and Regular Bahamian Companies
Criminal Record Certificates
Apply for a Police Character Reference
Right arrowwww.bahamas.gov.bs
Police Character References (Criminal Record Certificates) from The Bahamas may be requested online. Applicants must be Bahamian citizens,18 years old or older, and applying for themselves.

The above links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; Isarey bears no responsibility for the accuracy, content or policies of external websites.

Get a Quotation for your Documents

We price each certification process individually, depending on the type and quantity of documents to be attested, the country of issue, the country of use and intended purpose, urgency, whether certified translations are required as part of the process and courier costs.

To receive a quote, you can upload your documents using our online quotation form or send us your documents by email. After reviewing your documents and requirements, we will get back to you with a quotation:

If you don’t have the documents available, just describe the documents you need to certify, and we will get back to you with an estimation of cost and delivery times.

Using our quotation form, your documents will be uploaded over a secure connection and immediately encrypted on our server. For added protection, you can upload password-protected files ( PDFExternal link (opens in new tab), Microsoft Office 365: Save a password protected document to prevent unauthorized people from opening it. Office DocumentsExternal link (opens in new tab), WinRAR Encryption Frequently asked question (FAQ) RAR foldersExternal link (opens in new tab)) and provide us with the passwords separately.

PERSONAL DATA: If your documents contain personal data belonging to people outside your household, please ensure that you are authorised to share this data before uploading your documents. If your documents contain sensitive personal data, such as biometric data, medical data or data on criminal convictions, please ensure that you indicate this when prompted, upon submitting your documents. For further information on our processing of personal data contained in uploaded documents, please see:
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