California Department of Justice DOJ – Criminal Background Check

Do you need a California Apostille for a Criminal Background Check from the California Department of Justice (DOJ)?

The first step in obtaining a California criminal background check with the California Deparment of Justice is to first visit the State of California Department of Justice web site. The California Department of Justice provides an automated service for criminal history background checks that may be required as a condition of employment, licensing, certification, foreign adoptions or VISA/Immigration clearances.

In order to receive an Apostille, you need to request a letter from the attorney general signed by a Criminal Identification Specialist.

Here is a sample of the letter you’ll receive from the California DOJ for your Apostille:

 California DOJ Department of Justice Criminal Background Check Apostille

It’s important to request a letter signed by a Criminal Identification Specialist or another individual authorized to do so at the Department of Justice. The Department of Justice may not automatically send you this letter with your results so it’s important to request one to be included with your results. Without this written and signed letter by a Specialist at the DOJ, you will not be eligible for a California Apostille.

We make the process of obtaining a California Apostille easy!  We’re available to answer your questions Monday – Saturday 8am to 7pm.

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

California Criminal Background Check Apostille

The first step in obtaining a California criminal background check with the California Deparment of Justice is to first visit the State of California Department of Justice web site.  The California Department of Justice provides an automated service for criminal history background checks that may be required as a condition of employment, licensing, certification, foreign adoptions or VISA/Immigration clearances.

Individuals have the right to request a copy of their own personal criminal history record from the California Department of Justice to review for accuracy and completeness.

You may also request a background check from the FBI.  In most cases, this may not be required as the criminal history background check from the California Department of Justice is sufficient.

Once you have obtained the results, you will then need to mail it to our location in Los Angeles.  Please included our California Apostille order form and complete the sections required.  We ask that you send us your documents by FedEx, UPS, or USPS Priority mail.  If we receive your documents by 10:30am,  we can obtain your Apostille and overnight your documents back to your location.  Your documents will arrive by the following business morning.

Obtaining an apostille for your criminal background check is easy.  We’re here to help answer your questions.

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