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Bahrain's accession to the Hague Apostille Convention with effect from 31.12.2013
The Kingdom of Bahrain has joined the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents. Therefore, the legalisation process will be replaced by the authentication of a public document by an „Apostille“. The effect of the “Hague Apostille” -just like the legalisation- is to certify the authenticity of the public document. Contrary to legalisation, apostilles may only be issued by a competent authority designated by the country from which the public document emanates. In Bahrain the apostille is issued by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Consequently, the German Embassy in Manama will not legalise Bahraini official documents after 31 December 2013.
Certificate of Good Conduct
If you require a Certificate of Good Conduct issued by the German authorities, kindly note that your signature has to be authenticated by this Embassy.
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Centre for German Legal Information
The Centre for German Legal Information offers you a comprehensive and freely accessible database on German law. It brings together legislation, translations of court decisions, articles and other law-related documents in a searchable and categorised form
Obligation to declare cash in amounts of EUR 10,000 or more entering or leaving the EU
All travellers entering or leaving the European Union with €10,000 or more in cash must declare the sum to Customs from 15 June 2007. This initiative has been taken to assist the efforts being made at EU level to tackle crime and improve security by cracking down on money laundering, terrorism and criminality.