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