Bahrain issues its first e-Apostille

On 3 December 2015, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain issued its first e-Apostille as part of the electronic Apostille Program (e-APP) under the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention). Bahrain had already put in place a Category 2 e-Register in 2014.

The Permanent Bureau would like to congratulate the Government of Bahrain on these excellent initiatives. To date, there are over 200 Competent Authorities in 25 States operating one or both of components of the e-APP, demonstrating the ever-increasing support for the program. 

For more information, see the Categories of e-Registers, the List of Operational  e-Registers, and the Implementation Chart of the e-APP.