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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.

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For many immigrants who have lived in Germany for a long time, getting a German passport and being able to vote and participate fully in German society represents full integration. Naturalization offers a path to this goal.

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.

For further information on the application process and the application form please click here

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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.

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Rules on entering the European Union (EU) with dogs, cats and ferrets

The rules of Regulation (EU) no. 576/2013 have applied to the entry with dogs, cats and ferrets from non-EU countries (so-called third countries) since 29 December 2014. These regulations aim to provi...