California Criminal Background Check Apostille

It’s that time of the year where many people are planning to live, work, adopt, or travel to a foreign country.

You maybe asked to provide a Criminal Background Check either by the local Police, Sheriff, California Department of Justice, or the FBI.

We can help you obtain an Apostille only after you have submitted your fingerprints and have received the proper authentication letter.  Please note we only Apostille documents issued in California and the Federal Government (FBI).

We provide fast same-day Apostille service for your criminal background check issued by the California Department of Justice (DOJ), a local Police Department in California, or a local Sheriff’s Department in California.  We can also help you if you need an Apostille on a FBI criminal background check.

The first step is to find out which agency you’ll need the Criminal Background check from (Police, Sheriff, California Department of Justice,  or FBI).  If you don’t know, you should contact the country you plan to send your documents too for direction.  The country requesting your documents will give you clear direction on the agency you should use.  Because we have offices in California and Washington, D.C., your document must originate from any Police or Sheriff’s Department in California or the FBI.

The local Police or Sheriff’s Department will only do a “Name Search” background check and your fingerprints will not be taken.  You do not even need to be present for this document to be prepared.  Another words, you can order a background check from anywhere in the world.  Once your document is ready, you’ll need to schedule a traveling notary to the location to notarize the Records Technician or Records Administrator’s signature on the document.  Either you or the notary can then forward the document to our office in Los Angeles for processing.  International shipping is available for an additional fee.

To order a Criminal background check from the California Department of Justice (DOJ), your fingerprints will need to be taken and submitted either electronically or by regular mail.  You’ll also need to request a letter signed by a Criminal Identification Specialist (Anthony Molina) on behalf of the Attorney General (Kamala Harris).  Note: Depending on when you read this article, the names may have changed.  If you mention that your results need an Apostille, the California DOJ will know exactly what document to send to you.  You’ll need to send us this document so we can help obtain the same-day Apostille for you.

If you need to order an Apostille on a FBI criminal background check, you’ll need to submit your fingerprints either electronically or by regular mail to the FBI.  There are a few FBI approved channelers. You’ll need to request a letter signed by a Section Chief (Kimberly J. Del Grecco) who works at the Biometric Services Section at the Criminal Justice Information Services Devision (CJIS).  Note: Depending on when you read this article, the name may have changed.  If you mention that you need an Apostille on the Criminal background check authenticated for an Apostille, the FBI will know exactly what document to send to you.  In some instances, the company you use to order your FBI criminal background check may also be able to request this letter on your behalf.  Some companies can also obtain this document for you within a few days.  Call around for companies who can provide fast FBI background checks within a few days. FBI Approved Channelers List

We can only assist you once you have obtained an Apostille on the notarized (Police/Sheriff) or authenticated letter (California DOJ/FBI).  We cannot assist you on obtaining a background check or submitting your fingerprints.  You can visit a local Livescan office for your California Department of Justice Criminal Background Check (DOJ).  These companies are also set up to take your fingerprints for the FBI but we recommend you contact an FBI approved channeler.

Click to download our California Apostille order form. Our Apostille service is fast, convenient, and saves you time and money.

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