Do you need an apostille on your background check?
At International Apostille Services, Inc., we take the guesswork out of getting an apostille on your documents.
We can apostille background checks issued from the following law enforcement departments/agencies:
- Police Background Check
- FBI Background Check
- Sheriff Background Check
- State Background Check – Justice Department
How to get a background check with an apostille?
Background checks issued from the local Police and Sheriff’s departments must be notarized. If a notary is not available at the location, you can request a traveling notary to notarize the officer’s signature on the document. Once notarized, then you can mail in this document to our office for processing. Please mail in the original notarized document.
Background checks issued by the FBI can only be processed through our Washington, D.C. office. We recommend that you contact an FBI Approved Channeler who will assist you in obtaining the U.S. Federal Background check. An FBI background check can only be apostilled through the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.. Our office in D.C. provide daily drop-off and pick-up Monday-Friday from this U.S. Government office. You can request a digital or hard-copy of your FBI background check from the Channeler.
Background checks issued by the State (Example: California Justice Department) do not require notarization and must be authenticated from the State that issued the document. Some States may send you a notarized background check but this is valid only if the State notarizes the document and not a local notary public.
In order to determine what background check you will need, we recommend that you consult with a representative from the Country that is requesting your documents. Some Countries may request a State and a Federal Background check while others will only need a local Police Department background check with an apostille. Every country is unique so we cannot advise you on what you will need.
The very first step is to contact our office 1-888-810-4054. 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. Once you receive your background check, simply follow the instructions we provided you. We also provide FedEx 1-2 day return shipping at no additional cost.
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!
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