How to Get an FBI Background Check Apostille

FBI Apostille Criminal Background CheckIf you’re planning to live, work, get married-in, adopt, or travel to a country who is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, you maybe asked to have an FBI Background Check Apostille.  Below, we’ll outline the steps you should take to help expedite the process.  Keep in mind if you deviate from the steps outlined below, the process can take 3-4 months to complete.  Please follow these steps as we’ve authenticated hundreds of FBI Background checks.

Step 1: You will need to contact an FBI Approved Channeler to help expedite the process of obtaining a background check.  You’ll also need to request the authentication letter signed by the FBI Section Chief.

The authentication letter will be mailed to your address.  A company we recommend that you call is National Background Check. Many of our clients have requested their background checks through this company.

Step 2: Once you receive the authentication letter (Image sample in this article), you’ll need to mail this letter to our office for fast 1-3 business days processing through the US Department of State in Washington, DC.  Please not that we do require additional time for shipping.  Once we receive your documents, you’ll generally have it back in 5-8 business days (Excluding: Saturday, Sunday, Holidays, & International Shipping).

That’s it!  If you obtain your documents through the FBI Channeler and process your document with the US Department of State through us, the entire process should take no more than three weeks to complete.

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