Documentation Requirements 
  • All shipments to Bahrain must be covered by an Arab-Irish Certificate of Origin and along with an original, signed invoice, must be certified by the AICC. If legalisation is required, then the Chamber will arrange legalisation by the Bahraini Embassy in London.
  • Health and Radiation Certificates are required for food, meat and poultry consignments.
  • A Halal Certificate stating that the slaughter was according to Muslim law must accompany fresh, frozen meat and poultry.

Commercial Invoice in Sterling Pounds [Original or Copies]

Certificate of Origin [Original or Copy] €190
Invoice value from £0.00 to £4,000.00 €114
Invoice value from £4,001.00 to £20,000.00 €152
Invoice value from £20,001.00 to £40,000.00 €304
Invoice value from £40,001.00 to £80,000.00 €532
Invoice value from £80,001.00 to £200,000.00 €760
Invoice value from £200,001.00 to £400,000.00 €1,216
Invoice value from £400,001.00 or over €1,596


Other documents [Original or Copies]


Health, Radiation, Halal and GMP Certificates, Free Sale Certificates,

CPP’s, Certificates of Analysis, Packing Lists, Letter of Undertaking,

Employment, Service Contract, References, Certificate of Incorporation,

Certificate of Change of Company’s name, Letter of Appointment,

Birth/Marriage Certificates and all Academic Education Certificates


€ 76

Company Act, Deed of Assignment, Trademarks or Patents Registration,

Memorandum & Articles of Association, Company Commercial Contracts,

Distribution Agreement, Minutes of Meeting, Report of Directors of Finance,

Authorisation of Agent, Letter of undertaking to establish a Company



Power of Attorney  - Agency Agreement only – must be stamped by

the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade which the Chamber can arrange.



Any Regulatory & Corporate Affairs documentation which originate from an Irish institution bearing the 'Apostille stamp' from the DFAT does not require attestation/legalisation by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain and this stamp is recognised by the authorities in Bahrain under the Hague Convention. 

Further Information 

Irish diplomatic representation in Bahrain is provided by the Irish Embassy in Saudi Arabia (Riyadh). Kingdom Of Bahrain Embassy, London

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Occasionally, embassy' rules and regulations change overnight. We bear no responsibility for any such changes. Any changes that do take place will be passed directly to our customers. We regret that we cannot under any circumstances, intercede with or take responsibility for any transactions initiated directly between an exporter and an Embassy.