During the next three to four months, our Washington, D.C. office will process hundreds of FBI background checks through the U.S. Department of State in Washington., D.C. As of this article, we have learned that the U.S. Department of State – Office of Authentications is backed-up anywhere from 4-6 weeks. If you are in a time crunch, we recommend that you mail-in your criminal background check to our Washington, D.C. office for processing. We can process your documents in four business days.
The only Government office able to process your FBI background check is the U.S. Department of State. If you mail-in your background check to your State office (Example: California Secretary of State), they will reject your document and direct you to call our office or the U.S. Department of State. In turn, if you mail-in your State document to the U.S. Department of State, they will reject it and tell you to mail your document to our office or the State office. It’s important to note that State offices can only process document issued by their State. The U.S. Federal Government is the only branch of Government able to apostille the FBI background check.
If you have not yet obtained your FBI background check, go ahead and contact an approved FBI channeler. We have listed several companies on our FBI apostille website as a reference. We recommend that you contact an FBI Channeler to help expedite your background check process. If you go directly through the FBI, it can take months for you to receive your results. An FBI approved channeler can obtain your background check in a few days.
We are the fastest apostille service provider in Washington, D.C. Documents received at our office are processed in four business days. We also provide FedEx 1-2 day return shipping at no additional charge.
In order to save time and money, you can request the FBI Channeler to send you a digital copy of your background check. You can simply forward this document with our order form and credit card authorization form for processing. During the past several months, most of the background checks we have received are in digital format. We also accept hard copies at our Washington., D.C. office. You can request a hard copy in addition to the digital copy from the FBI Channeler. Some countries have strict requirements and may only accept FBI background checks printed on the tamper-proof paper. We recommend that you obtain a digital copy and a hard copy.
FBI background checks are valid for only 3 months. Please, do not delays in mailing in your document. The U.S. Department of State will not apostille background checks older than three months. Also, many countries will not accept background checks older than three months. As soon as you get your document, go ahead and mail-it to our office for processing.
International Apostille Services, Inc. is the leader in document authentication services. We process documents from all 50 U.S. States including documents issued by the U.S. Federal Government.
Click to download our International Apostille Order Form. Our Apostille service is fast, convenient, and saves you time and money.