Weekly Apostille Talk – FBI Background Check CRC

Apostille Frequently Asked QuestionsThe question for this week, “How do I obtain an FBI background check and how can I get an apostille attached to it.”

The very first step is to contact an FBI channeler who will provide you step-by-step instructions.  A list of FBI channelers can be found on our FBI apostille website.

You can request your FBI background check to either be emailed to you (digital copy) or mailed to your home (hard copy).  If you are outside the country, we recommend the digital copy.  If you decide to forward a copy of your digital background check, be sure to also include the security code.

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.

Some countries may request a State background check in addition to an FBI background check.  For example, the country of Spain & Italy require both a California State background check and an FBI background check.

You can contact the consulate or the party requesting your documents for specific instructions.  Please note than an FBI background check is only valid for 90 days.  The US Department of State will not apostille FBI background checks older than 90 days.  Also, some countries will place a time-limit on how old your background check can be.  This is especially important for State background checks who typically don’t set time-limits on their documents.

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Apostille FBI Background Check CRC

Apostille FBI Background CheckDuring the months of June, July, and August, we process hundreds of FBI background checks CRC through the U.S. Department in Washington, D.C.

These three months is our busiest months to process FBI background checks through the U.S. Department of State.

The most common countries we Apostille FBI background checks are for Italy, Spain, Russia, Ecuador, Greece, Panama, South Korea, and more!  We also provide FBI background checks for countries who are not members of the Hague Apostille Convention (Example: UAE, Qatar, etc..).

Our office in Washington, D.C. authenticates documents daily through the U.S. Department of State – Office of Authentication.  Every morning, between the hours of 8am and 9am, our staff hand-delivers to the Authentications offices and picks-up completed documents.  The current estimated processing time is four business days.

If you are planning to work, relocate, travel to, and/or get married in another country this summer, the receiving country will request a recent background check from the FBI.  In addition to an FBI background check, you may also be asked to apostille your birth certificate, single status affidavit, divorce decree (previously married), and a State background check.

Step 1: Contact an FBI Channeler – We recommend that you contact an FBI Channeler to expedite your background check.  We have listed a handful of recommended FBI Channelers on our Apostille FBI website.  If you are outside the country, the FBI Channeler will provide you the information you need.  Note: The FBI Channeler will not deliver your background check to our office.

Step 2: Mail Your Document to Our Office – Once you receive your FBI Background check (hard copy or digital) from the Channeler, go ahead and mail this document to our office in Washington, D.C. for fast 3-4 business day processing.  We also provide fast 1-2 day return shipping by FedEx at no additional cost.  Be sure to include our Apostille FBI order form.  You can download our forms here: http://www.apostillefbi.com/order-form/

Step 3: Processing Your FBI Background Check – Our staff will hand-deliver your FBI background check the following business morning to the U.S. Department of State for processing.  The currently processing time is 3-4 business days.  Unfortunately, we are unable to expedite the process faster than 3-4 business days.  If you need your document sooner than this time, you will need to contact the Office of Authentication for information.

SInternational Document Shippingtep 4: FedEx 1-2 Day Return Shipping – We provide FedEx 1-2 return shipping at no additional charge. Depending on where you are located, your documents will be delivered either the next business morning or the following morning (2 day AM). We can also ship your documents to most location in the world.  Additional FedEx international priority shipping fees apply.  Please, contact us for international shipping fee price quote.

An FBI background check can only be processed through the U.S. Federal Government in Washington, D.C.   You cannot process this document through the State office.  The U.S. Department of State – Office of Authentications is the only U.S. Government agency who has jurisdiction for this type of document.

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Beverly Hills FBI Apostille

FBI Background Check ApostilleAre you in Beverly Hills and need an FBI Apostille?

In this article, we will provide you the steps you need to obtain an FBI background check with an FBI apostille.

The first step is to contact an FBI channeler.  Going directly to an FBI channeler to expedite the background check process is the correct way in obtaining your background check results.  If you are in Beverly Hills, it’s important to call an FBI channeler.  Note: There are no FBI channelers in Beverly Hills.

Click this link for a list of Approved FBI Channelers.

If you are planning to work, travel too, obtain dual-citizenship, get married in, or move to another country, you will asked to obtain an apostille on your FBI background check. There are over 100 countries who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention. Documents destined for these countries will require an apostille from the U.S. Department of State.

If you are in the beginning stages and have not yet submitted your fingerprints directly to the FBI, we recommend that you contact an FBI Channeler to help expedite the background check process. In most cases, the FBI Channeler will be able to obtain the background check within one week. If you decide to go through the FBI directly, the processing time is 14-16 weeks. All questions related to obtaining your background check should be directed to the FBI Channeler.

In additional to the FBI Apostille, you may be asked to also have several other documents apostilled. For example, if you plan to get married, the country may request a certified copy of your birth certificate, divorce decree (If you are divorced) or single status affidavit. We can Apostille documents issued from all 50 U. S. States and the U.S. Federal Government. United States Apostille

The current processing time with the U.S. Department of State – Office of Authentications is 3-4 business days. Once we receive your documents, we will process them through the U.S. Department of the State the following business morning. The only documents you need to mail-in to our office is the FBI Background check, our order form, and credit card authorization form. You can download our forms here: http://www.apostillefbi.com/order-form/

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.

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FBI Apostille

Do you need an FBI Apostille for your criminal background check?

If you plan to live, work, or travel to another country, you maybe asked to provide an FBI background check authenticated by the US Department of State in Washington DC (Apostille).

In order to help you obtain an FBI Apostille, you’ll need to send us a letter signed by an official at the Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS).  You can request this letter at the time you submit your fingerprints.  If you didn’t request this letter, please visit the FBI website or call 304-625-2000 for information.  It’s important to state that you’ll be obtaining an Apostille and the letter is necessary in order for the United States Department of State to authenticate the letter for use in a country who is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention.

The process of obtaining the results of your FBI criminal background check can take a few days if you use an FBI Approved Channeler.  Once the letter has been received by our office, it will take an additional 5-7 business days for the document to be authenticated and returned back to you by next business morning.  We do provide international shipping for an additional fee.

It’s important that you mail us the letter after you’ve received it from the FBI.  If you’re not in the country, you can obtain assistants form the local US Embassy office.  You’ll need to include our order form in order to avoid any delays.  Thank you.

Visit our FBI Apostille website for more information.  http://www.apostilleFBI.com

Please call us for questions you may have.  We can be reached at 1-888-810-4054 or 1-310-876-8489.

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