Barbados is a party to the 1961 Hague Convention which abolished the requirements of diplomatic or consular legalization for foreign public documents. The Hague Convention has legal effect in Barbados by virtue of the Public Documents (Exemption from Diplomatic or Consular Legalization) Act, Cap. 122.
The Registrar of the Supreme is one of the following six (6) public officials in Barbados who are legally authorized to issue an Apostille Certificate for purposes of the Hague Convention:-
An Apostille is an internationally recognized certificate which certifies the authenticity of official signatures appearing in the following categories of “public documents”:
An Apostille Certificate facilitates the production and recognition overseas of Barbados-issued public documents and is accepted in foreign jurisdictions which are parties to the 1961 Hague Convention.
The fee for issuance of an Apostille Certificate in Barbados is Bds $50.00