Background Check Apostille – Police, Sheriff, FBI

Do you need an apostille on your Background Check?

Background checks can be issued by the local Police Department, Sheriff’s Station, State (Example: California Department of Justice), and FBI.  If you choose to obtain your background check from the Police or Sheriff’s Station, you will need to have the document signed and notarized.  A traveling notary will need to travel to the Station and have the officer’s signature signed and notarized.  If you obtain your background check from the State, this document does not require notarization and must be signed by Anthony Molina.  FBI background checks are not notarized as they are considered US Federal documents. FBI background check are processed through our Washington DC apostille office.

In addition to an FBI background check apostille, some countries may ask for you to produce a background check from the last State you lived in.  For example, if your last place of residence was California,  you may be asked to provide a background check from the State of California in addition to an FBI background check.  We recommend that you double check with the person requesting your documents in order to avoid delays or additional costs.

Note: Most countries will only require a background check from the FBI issued within the past three months.

It’s important to note that we cannot recommend what type of background check you will need.  We can only assist you in processing the background checks that you mail in.

If you are unsure of who should issue your background check, 95% of background checks we apostille are issued from the FBI. We recommend that you ask the people requesting your document who should issue the background check.

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!

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