How To Apostille
FBI Background Checks

Apostille FBI Background Check

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FBI Background Check Apostille

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Step 1

-We only need three things from you to complete the expedited FBI background check apostille service process.

First, download your original FBI identity history summary checks report PDF that you purchased and were issued by one of the twelve official FBI-approved Channeler websites in the U.S.

Next, email us the original PDF of your FBI criminal background check report that you ordered online. You do not and cannot notarize this document by law.

Your FBI criminal background check must have been issued within the last six months or less (the date listed in the upper right-hand corner) to be accepted by the U.S Department of State to apostille or authenticate for any foreign country.

If your FBI background check is older than six months you will have to reorder and get issued a new current one. Also, note that many foreign countries will only accept apostilled FBI background checks that are 90 days or less old. That is why we highly recommend that you email us your FBI report to apostille within a few days of receiving it from the FBI channeler company that you online ordered through.

You do not mail or drop off your FBI criminal background check report to us to federally apostille or authenticate. You only email us the 1-6 page PDF FBI criminal background check report along with our federal apostille order form and a prepaid return FedEx or UPS shipping label. 

The lone exception is if you didn’t choose the PDF/electronic/digital download option when you ordered a FBI background check online and you were only physically mailed an FBI criminal background check.

In this case, you must mail or drop off to us the original FBI background check paperwork that you got in the mail (we do not need the envelope you received them in) to apostille or authenticate. You cannot make copies of the FBI report or scan and email us the mailed originals of your FBI background check because they are security marked by the Department of Justice (DOJ).

 

Step 2

Second, email us a prepaid FedEx or UPS return shipping label (we do not accept air waybills) that you can create and purchase online at FedEx.com or UPS.com without needing to have an existing account set up with them. You can also visit any UPS Store or FedEx Office location to purchase a prepaid shipping label as well.  

Do not use the United States Postal Service (USPS) because they lose things constantly
(potentially your FBI criminal background check report) and are completely unreliable and slow.

The reason we require a prepaid return shipping label is so we can mail your documents back to you or to wherever and whomever in the world that you want your documents shipped to.

On the prepaid return FedEx or UPS shipping label that you must provide us please list the senders (from) mailing address as your name/address or any U.S address because you cannot list our company name or address as the from/sender for liability reasons. Then for the receiver’s address (to) just list the name/address of where and who you want your documents mailed back to. 

The U.S State Department (USDOS) office in 2024 is currently taking an estimated 3-4 weeks to process and issue certificates once your documents are filed with them. It was taking up to 10-12 weeks time in 2023 for the U.S State Department to process and issue federal apostilles and federal authentication certificates on documents once they were submitted to their office in Washington, D.C.

Please don’t fall for other online apostille companies that haven’t or don’t ever update their websites. The U.S Department of State processing turnaround time is now the exact same for everyone no matter what company or person you choose to hire. This became the case once the U.S Department of State walk-in service was discontinued over four years ago once COVID happened.

The U.S Department of State does not give us or anyone updates of any kind once we submit your documents to them so we cannot give you any type of order status updates once you place your order with us (welcome to the completely broken federal government system since COVID).

Only on the day the State Department finally issues a federal apostille certificate or authentication certificate on your FBI background check report will they notify us and then we will notify you by email. 

Also, be aware that at any time the US Department of State could revert back to longer timeframes (10-13 weeks) without notice and during your ongoing document filing process.

This means we can tell you by phone, email, or you can read on this website that the USA Department of State is currently taking an estimated XYZ time to issue federal apostille and authentication certificates but during the document filing process the turnaround time for your documents could be extended out to a much longer time frame. 

Click on the below links for easy step-by-step screenshot directions on how to create a prepaid return FedEx or UPS shipping label online in only a few minutes.

https://www.apostilletexas.org/faqs/shipping/how-and-where-do-i-create-and-purchase-a-prepaid-fedex-return-shipping-label/

https://www.apostilletexas.org/faqs/shipping/how-and-where-do-i-create-and-purchase-a-prepaid-ups-return-shipping-label/

If you want your documents shipped back to you or to someone else internationally (USA to another foreign country) please also provide us with a customs invoice (see the two links below to download and sign the custom prefilled out for you templates) that shipping companies (FedEx, UPS) will normally require you to include whenever you ship documents internationally to certain countries. 

https://www.apostilletexas.org/faqs/shipping/where-do-i-download-a-fedex-shipping-invoice-template-to-use-for-international-shipping/ 

https://www.apostilletexas.org/faqs/shipping/where-do-i-download-a-ups-shipping-invoice-template-to-use-for-international-shipping/ 

Step 3

Third, you will need to download, sign, and email our rush U.S Department of State apostille service order form that can be instantly downloaded by clicking on the U.S State Department apostille order form button below.

We cannot accept or process your documents by mail, email, or drop off until we receive a properly completed apostille order form from you.

If you will be dropping your documents off at our office in person you must bring this completed federal apostille order form in with you along with any documents that you want us to rush apostille or authenticate for you or for your company and a prepaid return shipping label.

When you arrive at our office walk up to our front lobby receptionist desk area and tell them that you have some documents to dropoff for Apostille Texas. Detailed directions and pictures of our office and office building are on our contact us page as well for you to view.

Please also understand your documents will not and cannot be apostilled or authenticated onsite at our office so this isn’t walk-in service.

The only legal and government entity in the U.S.A that can issue federal apostille and authentication certificates is the U.S Department of State office in Washington D.C which is where we will rush file your FBI background check report at on your behalf.

Lastly, we do not have these federal apostille order forms available at our front desk receptionist area.

So if you choose to drop your documents off at our office please make sure to print out and bring this U.S. Department of State apostille order form in with you or alternatively you can email us the completed State Department apostille order form ahead of time.

Federal Apostille &
Authentication
Services Pricing

USDOS Seal All U.S Department of State government filing fees are included in the $175 price.
Cellphone Email Filing status updates by email or text.
100% Satisfaction Money back guarantee if we don’t attempt to file your documents in the stated time.
Phone and Email Support Phone and email support seven days a week.
Document Courier Your documents couriered to any shipping center (return shipping costs not included).
Embassy Documents Additional documents filed at the same time only $125 each.
Department of State Apostille Pricing Chart
Department of State Apostille Pricing Chart
USDOS Seal

All U.S. federal filing fees are included in the $175 price.

Cellphone Email

Filing status updates by email or text.

100% Satisfaction

Money back guarantee if we don’t attempt to file your documents in the stated time.

Phone and Email Support

Phone and email support seven days a week.

Document Courier

Your documents couriered to any shipping center (return shipping costs not included).

Embassy Documents

Additional federal documents filed at the same time only $125 each.

Federal Apostille Order Form