Do you need to apostille a U.S. birth certificate for the Bahamas? Do you need to obtain dual citizenship in the Bahamas for your newborn baby who was born in the United States?
If your child was born in the Unites States (Example: Florida), you can mail in the birth certificate issued by the State Registrar or County Clerk for processing. The birth certificate will need to be mailed in to our office with the completed order forms so we can obtain the apostille for the Bahamas.
Note: If your baby was born in Florida, the birth certificate is issued by the State Registrar. To apostille a marriage certificate from Florida, this document is issued by the Circuit Court with a red seal.
AUTOMATIC BAHAMIAN CITIZENSHIP IS GIVEN TO PERSONS:
- Born to an un-married Bahamian female in or outside of The Bahamas
- Born outside of The Bahamas to a married Bahamian male who was not born outside The Bahamas
Please check with the Government of the Bahamas for detailed instructions.
The Bahamas is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention and any official document destined for this country requires an apostille from the Secretary of State’s office. We can process documents issued from all 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia, and the U.S. Federal Government for the country of the Bahamas.
The purpose of the Hague Apostille Convention is to create a simplified method of “authenticating” documents for universal recognition. An apostille certifies the official who signed your documents (Example: State official, County Clerk, Notary Public, Superior Court, FBI, U.S. Federal District Court, etc…)
Office Hours: Monday – Saturday 9am – 6pm
Customer Support: 1-800-850-3441
Obtaining an apostille on a birth certificate for the Bahamas can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you!
Our staff is available Monday-Saturday from 9am to 6pm to answer your questions and provide you easy to follow-step-by-step instructions. Please call us at 1-800-850-3441.