FBI Background Check Apostille

FBI ApostilleDuring the month of May and through September, our Washington DC Apostille office processes thousands of FBI background checks through the US Department of State in Washington, D.C..  Documents issued from the U.S. Federal Government can only be processed through our D.C. office.

Whether your moving, starting a new job, getting married, or continuing your education in another country, you will be asked to obtain an apostille on your FBI criminal record check.

Our office in Washington DC is located at:
International Apostille Services, Inc.
700 12th St., NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
1-202-779-9611

The very first step is to contact an approved FBI Channeler.  We do not recommend that you obtain your background check directly from the FBI because the processing time can take three to four months.  An FBI Channeler will help expedite the background check process saving you time and money.  The FBI Channeler will help answer all your questions regarding obtaining your background check including sending you an fingerprint card.

You can elect to receive your FBI background check by regular mail, e-mail, or both.  If you are outside of the USA, we suggest that you obtain a digital copy of your FBI background check in order to save time and money.  The FBI channeler will either email you a .PDF copy of your background check or provide you login information to obtain it from their website.  Unfortunately, the FBI channeler will not be able to mail your background check to our office.  But, you can elect to have the background check mailed to a friend or family member.

Once you receive your background check, please call our Washington D.C. Apostille office.  Our trained and knowledgeable staff are available Monday-Saturday from 8am to 7pm to answer your questions and provide you easy to follow step-by-step instructions.  Call 1-202-779-9611 or 1-888-810-4054.

Once we receive your background check, we’ll rush your document to the U.S. Department of State the following business morning.  The expedited processing time is four business days and we do provide Free FedEx 1-2 day return shipping.  It’s that simple!

US Department of State Apostille

International Apostille Services, Inc. is the leader in apostille services. We process documents from all 50 U.S. States including documents issued by the U.S. Federal Government.  Call us at 1-888-810-4054 today.

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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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FBI Background Check Apostille Korea

The first step in obtaining an FBI Background check for Korea is to contact an FBI Approved Channeler.  An FBI Approved Channeler helps expedite the FBI Background Check process by directly sending your fingerprints to the FBI so you’ll get your results back sooner and within a few days.  In order for the background check to qualify for an Apostille, you need to request a document signed by the FBI Section Chief (Kimberly J. Del Greco).  This document will be printed on a special blue-tinted paper and will be mailed to your home or office.  You will need to send us this signed document by mail so we can obtain the Apostille from the US Department of State in Washington, DC.

Here is an example of this letter:

Apostille FBI Background Check

The processing time with the US Department of State in Washington, DC is 3-4 business days.  Please include additional time for shipping to and from Washington, DC.  Our main office is in Los Angeles and we request that you mail to us the FBI authentication letter for an Apostille.  You can also mail your document to our Washington, DC office if it’s more convenient for you.

The processing time is the same regardless to which location you mail your document too.  If you are in the Los Angeles area, you can also drop off your documents anytime Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 5pm.  Our phone support hours are from 8am to 7pm Monday – Saturday.  Click here to download our FBI Apostille order form.

If you plan to also drive in Korea, you’ll need an Apostille on your California Driver License.  If you are already in South Korea, go ahead and mail-in your original California Driver License so we can copy certify it.  We have a full-time notary on staff who will make a color copy of your driver license and attach the “California Copy Certification by Document Custodian”.  This ensures that the California Secretary of State will attach the Apostille to the document and prevent any delays.

Our fee includes UPS Air next business morning delivery to most locations in the United States.  If you live in a rural area, there could be an additional one day delay.  We do provide international shipping to Korea.  Additional shipping rates apply so please Contact Us for the total cost.

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Background Check Apostille

Do you need a Background Check Apostille?

You have four available options when choosing which Government agency (City, County, State or Federal) to use in order to obtain a background check.  In most cases, the person or company requesting the Apostille for the Background Check will mention where you should get it from.

Some countries will require a background check from the FBI.  For more information on obtaining an Apostille for an FBI background check, visit this link: http://www.apostilleFBI.com

In this article, we’re going to focus more on obtaining a background check from the local Police / Sheriff’s station located in California and from the California Department of Justice (DOJ).

We’ve written an extensive step by step articles in order to make the process easy.  Click the following link for the type of Background Check you need:

Background Check from Police or Sheriff’s Station

Background Check from the California Department of Justice (DOJ)

If you have already left the country, you can still obtain your background check.  You may need to seek the help of the local US Embassy in the country you are in.  The local US Embassy can help you with your fingerprints and filling out any forms required to obtain your background check.  Please call us or Contact Us with any questions you may have.

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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.

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