Background Check Apostille

In addition to an FBI background check apostille, some countries may ask for you to produce a background check from the last State you lived in.  For example, if your last place of residence was California,  you may be asked to provide a background check from the State of California in addition to an FBI background check.

Note: Most countries will only require a background check from the FBI issued within the past three months.

It’s important to note that we cannot recommend what type of background check you will need.  We can only assist you in processing your background check through the State or US Department of State.

Background checks can be issued by the Police, County, Sheriff, State (Example: California Department of Justice), and FBI.  If you choose to obtain your background check from the Police or Sheriff’s Station, you will need to have the document signed and notarized.  A traveling notary will need to travel to the Station and have the officer’s signature signed and notarized.  If you obtain your background check from the County Clerk, Superior Court, or the State, this document does not require notarization unless it’s provided to you already notarized.  FBI background checks are not notarized as they are considered US Federal documents FBI background check are processed through our Washington DC apostille office.

If you are unsure of who should issue your background check, 95% of background checks we apostille are issued from the FBI. We recommend that you ask the people requesting your document who should issue the background check.

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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FBI Criminal CRC Background Check Apostille

Do you need an apostille on your FBI Criminal Background Check?

The first step is to contact an approved FBI channeler who will assist you in obtaining your background check.  Obtaining your background check through an FBI Channeler will help save time and the frustration of dealing directly with the FBI.  In addition to an FBI background check, some countries may request a State issued background check (Example: California and FBI).  We recommend that you check with the country requesting your documents in order to avoid any delays or additional costs.

Once you obtain your background check, our Washington DC apostille office will process your documents with the US Department of State – Office of Authentications.  You can download our Washington DC apostille order forms from our website or you can contact our office and we can email them to you.  Our office will hand deliver, pick-up, complete form DS-4194, pay the US Department of State fee, and drop off your completed documents at the FedEx shipping center.

If you are outside of the USA, you can request the FBI channeler to email you your background check.  The document will be in a .PDF format and some FBI channelers may also include a password to view the report.  If you do receive your background check by email, you can forward it to us with a completed order form and credit card authorization form.  Our Washington DC apostille email address is: WashingtonDC@internationalapostille.com

The current estimated processing time is four business days and we do provide FedEx overnight return shipping at no additional cost.

At International Apostille Services, Inc., we take the guesswork out of getting an apostille on your FBI background check. Our trained and knowledgeable staff are available Monday – Saturday from 8am to 7pm to answer your questions and to provide you easy to follow step by step instructions. 1-888-810-4054.

Obtaining an apostille on your background check 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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FBI Background Check Apostille

FBI Background Check ApostilleDuring the month of May and through September, our Washington DC Apostille service 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.

The very first step is to contact an FBI Channeler.  We do not recommend that you obtain your background check directly from the FBI because the processing time can take several months.  An FBI Channeler will help expedite the background check process saving you time and money.  The FBI Channeler will 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.

Once you receive your background check, please call our Washington D.C. 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

Take the hassle out of getting an apostille on your FBI background check.  Call us at 1-202-779-9611 or 1-888-810-4054.

International Apostille Services, Inc. is the leader in document apostille services in Washington, D.C. We process documents from all 50 U.S. States including documents issued by the U.S. Federal Government.

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Apostille State Criminal Background Check

State-Background-Check-ApostilleDo you need an apostille on your State background check?

At International Apostille Services, Inc., we take the guesswork out of getting an apostille on your documents.

For some countries, in addition to your FBI background check Apostille, you will be asked to obtain an apostille on your State background check.  In order to obtain a State background check apostille, you will first need to contact the States’ Justice Department and request a background check to be completed.

For example, in the State of California, you will need to contact the California Department of Justice and obtain a signed letter from Anthony Molina.  Some States may call this department a different name.  Please note that we can assist you once you mail in your document for processing.  We cannot help you in obtaining the background check or provide you instructions on who to call. To obtain an FBI background check, be sure to contact an FBI Channeler.

From our experience, the countries of Spain and Italy will ask for to obtain both a State background check and an FBI background check.   In addition to an FBI and State background check, you can also obtain a background check from the local Police Department and Local Sheriff’s office.  Be sure to double check with the country that is requesting your document in order avoid delays or additional costs.

International Apostille Services, Inc. can apostille background checks issued from all 50 States, the District of Colombia (Washington, D.C.) and the US Federal Government (FBI Apostille).

The first step is to contact our 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.  Once we receive your documents, we’ll rush them to State or Federal Government offices.  Our processing time is a fast as one business day and we do provide FedEx 1-2 day return shipping.

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Apostille FBI

Apostille FBI Background CheckDo you need an Apostille on your FBI Background Check?

At International Apostille Services, Inc., we take the guesswork out of gettting an apostille.  Our staff in Washington, D.C. can apostille your background check in four business days through the U.S. Department of State.

If you’re planning to live, work, adopt, or travel to a foreign country who is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, you may be asked to obtain an apostille on your FBI background check. The Apostille helps authenticate the document for acceptance in the other country.

Here is a video that explains the process…

The very first step is to contact an FBI Approved Channeler.  The Channeler will help you obtain your background check either in a digital format or hard-copy.  If you are outside the country, we recommend that you obtain an digital format.  Once you receive your background check, you can either email it to us or mail it in to our Washington, D.C. office for processing.

Our staff is ready to assist you Monday – Friday from 8am to 7pm to answer your questions. We recommend that you first contact our office so we can review your documents before you mail them in or drop them office.

Obtaining a FBI apostille 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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FBI Apostille Background Check

FBI Background Check ApostilleObtaining an apostille on an FBI background check doesn’t have to be a challenge. We’re here to help!  At International Apostille Services, Inc., we take the guesswork out of obtaining an apostille from the United States Federal Government.

The first step is to contact an FBI approved Channeler.  Once you receive the FBI background check, go ahead and mail it to our Washington, D.C. office for processing.  The processing time is only four business days and we do provide FedEx 1 – 2 days return shipping.

Are you another country?  We first recommend that you contact the FBI approved channeler who will provide you step-by-step instructions.  You can request a digital background check to be emailed to you instead of the hard-copy by regular mail.  To save time and money, you can forward the digital copy to us and we will submit your document to the US Department of State in Washington, D.C. for the apostille.

We have provided an informational video that helps explain the process.

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.

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Apostille FBI Background Checks

Washington DC ApostilleDuring 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.

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Apostille FBI Background Check

Do you need an apostille on an FBI background check?

Every month, we process over 100 FBI background checks through the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.

If you are planning to live, work, adopt, or travel to a foreign country, the following countries will request an FBI background check with an apostille.  South Korea (Korea), Russia, Panama, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Spain, Italy, and more.  There are currently over 100 countries who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention.

The first step is to contact an approved FBI Channeler to help expedite the background check process.  If you attempt to go through the FBI directly, the wait time can exceed 3 months.  If you contact an FBI Channeler, you should receive your background check within a few days.

If you are outside the United States or in a rush, you can request the FBI Channeler to email you your background check results (Digital copy).  You can then forward this email with our FBI order form and credit card authorization form for fast next business morning processing.

You can also request the FBI Channeler to mail you a hard copy.  Once you receive your background check in the mail, you can then forward the document to our office in Washington, D.C. for processing.

Example of an FBI Background Check with Apostille

The current processing time for mailed-in hard copies is 3-4 business days and 5-6 business days for digital copies.

Once we process your document through the U.S. Department of State, you will receive your FedEx tracking number and estimated time of delivery.  Documents shipped from our Washington, D.C. office will be delivered to your location in 1-2 business days.  Additional rates apply for international shipping.

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FBI apostille for Panama

During the past 12 months, we’ve noticed an increase in the number of requests for an apostille on an FBI background check for the country of Panama. Panama is now requiring a Federal FBI Criminal Background Check for purposes of obtaining a residency in Panama.

Note: The criminal background check record from the local police, Department of Justice (State Background Check), or Sheriff’s Department can no longer be used.  You must first contact an FBI Channeler to help expedite the background check process.  They will mail to your home or office the authentication letter printed on a special tamper resistant paper.

If you are considering relocating to Panama, the Panamanian government will request to have an apostille attached to your FBI Criminal Background Check prior to allowing you to permanently stay in their country.

To begin the process of obtaining an FBI Apostille, please click this link: http://www.apostillefbi.com/fbi-apostille-approved-channelers/

The Government of Panama may also request your Social Security Administration (SSA) Income and benefits letter to be authenticated by the U.S. Federal Government. The purpose of authenticating this document is to prove to the Panamanian government that you will have sufficient income as long as you are alive and live there. This helps protect their government from unnecessary costs in having to financially support you if you personally run out of money.

The local Social Security Administration office can assist you in obtaining the Social Security Administration (SSA) Income and Benefits letter or you can download and print this letter from their website.

Please note that the FBI authentication letter will be processed through the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C..  The Social Security Income and Benefits letter will either be processed through the U.S. Department of State or the Secretary of the District of Colombia (Washington, D.C.).

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