Apostille a FBI Background Check

Obtaining an Apostille on a FBI Background check is easy!

Our office in Washington, D.C. processes FBI background checks every morning through the U.S. Department of State.  The most common countries we apostille for are Spain, Italy, Ecuador, Argentina, Costa Rica, Russia, and China.  Countries who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention only require an apostille.  Countries who are not require further legalization from the Embassy or Consulate office.

The very first step is to contact an FBI Channeler who will provide you step-by-step directions.  You can see a list of FBI Channelers on our FBI Apostille website.

We have created a short video to help explain how to obtain an FBI Criminal background check from an FBI Channeler and the steps you will need to take in order to mail-in your background check to our Washington, D.C. office for processing.

The FBI Channeler will provide you step-by-step instructions even if you are in another country.  The benefit of contacting an FBI channeler is that they can obtain an FBI background check quickly saving you time and money.

Once you have received your FBI background check, the next step is to mail-it to our office in Washington, D.C. for processing.  An FBI background check can only be processed through the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.  Our office in DC can process your document in 3-4 business days.  We also provide FedEx or UPS 1-2 day return shipping at no additional cost.

Apostilles 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!

In California, we have two offices to serve you:

Our Los Angeles Mailing Address:
International Apostille Services, Inc.
Attn: Richard M. Johnston
2600 W. Olive Ave. Suite 500
Burbank, CA 91505
1-310-876-8489 or 1-888-810-4054

Processing time: Same-day and returned the next business morning by FedEx.

International Apostille Services, Inc. San FranciscoOur San Francisco Mailing Address:
International Apostille Services, Inc.
Attn: Richard M. Johnston
1 Sansome Street #3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
1-415-871-0759 or 1-888-810-4054


Processing time: 2-3 business days and returned the next business morning by FedEx. For faster service (same-day), please mail-in your documents to our Los Angeles office.

We have additional Offices in: Texas, New York, Florida, and Washington, D.C.

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