Attesting Barbados Documents (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions about Barbados Apostille services

Can Barbados documents be legalized by Apostille?

Yes - Barbados is a member of the Apostille Convention.

Barbados documents can be legalized for use abroad with an Apostille Stamp when destined for other signatory countries without additional certification by the destination country.

When Barbados documents are required for non-apostille countries, such as AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - MY MalaysiaMalaysia - TH ThailandThailand - ZM ZambiaZambia - QA QatarQatar they need additional authentication by the embassy of the destination country.

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What types of documents can be legalized in Barbados for use abroad?

Official documents that can be legalized in Barbados with an Apostille stamp include birth, death, marriage certificates, divorce certificates, criminal record and police certificates, company registration and tax documents, court documents, university and academic diplomas, certificates signed by registered doctors etc., documents issued by government authorities. Other documents may require prior certification by a notary or other authority.

Documents required for submission to countries which have not acceded to the Apostille Convention will require additional attestation by the embassy of the recipient country

To confirm whether your document is eligible for legalization in Barbados, contact us and we’ll check your document free of charge.

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How can I obtain my Barbados Criminal Record Certificate to use abroad?

To obtain a Police Certificate of Character from Barbados, apply online. You will receive a digital certificate by email in 24-48 hours. This certificate can then be authenticated for use abroad with an Apostille Stamp from the Registrar of Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property.
Apply online for a Barbabos Police Certificate of Character Application For Police Certificate of CharacterExternal link (opens in new tab)

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How long does it take to obtain an apostille on a document in Barbados?

Expedited Apostille stamps in Barbados can be obtained from the Supreme Court or Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1 - 2 business days

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Where can I see reviews of Isarey's Barbados Attestation and Apostille Services?

You can see reviews from past clients who have used our attestation and apostille services:

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How can I obtain a copy of a Barbados birth, marriage or death certificate?

Barbados birth certificates, marriage certificates and death certificates can be obtained from the Registration Department of the Supreme Court in St. Michael. Applications for certificates can be made by post or submitted in person.
Barbados marriage certificates, death and birth certificates can be obtained from the Supreme Court Barbados marriage, death and birth certificatesExternal link (opens in new tab)

For assistance in obtaining Barbados birth certificates and other certificates of civil status, please contact us

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Do Barbados Criminal Record Certificates have an expiry?

Barbados Certificates of Character are valid for six months.

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How can I obtain an Apostille on a Barbados criminal record certificate?

To obtain an Apostille stamp on a Barbados Police Certificate of Character (police background check), send us the digital certificate with QR code by email. We will obtain an Apostille stamp from the Registrar of Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property with international delivery.

We also legalize Barbados criminal record certificates at the embassy of Qatar in Caracas and at the UAE embassy in Bogotá.

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How can I legalize a Barbados document for use in Qatar?

Barbados documents requiring authentication for use in Qatar must be first legalized in Barbados by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They can then be attested by the Barbados embassy and the Qatari embassy in Caracas.

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How can I get a quote to certify my documents?

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.

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