We only need three things from you to complete the expedited Texas apostille criminal records check report service process.
First, email your original Texas criminal records check report PDF to us.
The Texas Secretary of State will only accept and issue apostille certificates and authentication certificates on original Texas criminal records check reports that are physically presented to them.
When we say an “original criminal records check report” this means you have an original Texas criminal records check report that you ordered and downloaded from the Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS) website or one of it’s affiliates and it will be in PDF format.
You do not mail your Texas criminal background check report to us to apostille or authenticate. You only email us the PDF Texas DPS criminal background check report along with our Texas apostille order form and a prepaid return FedEx or UPS shipping label.
The lone exception being if you didn’t choose the PDF download option when you ordered a Texas DPS criminal background check online and you were mailed the original Texas DPS criminal background check report.
In this case you must mail us all the original Texas background check document that you got in the mail (not the envelope you received them in) to apostille or authenticate and you can’t scan the originals and email copies to us because they are security marked by the Texas DPS.
If you have a non-TXDPS criminal background check report issued from either a Texas county sheriff’s or city police department those background check reports must be properly notarized by a Texas notary public before they can be apostilled or authenticated and you must mail us the originals.
Please be aware that most countries in the world will not accept these types of local city or country police background checks so we always recommend that you order either a Texas Department of Public Safety or Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) background check depending on the guidelines and requirements of the foreign country that is requesting these documents from you.
Apostille Texas only apostilles criminal records check reports at the state government level for the State of Texas (we also rush apostille FBI background checks and apostille identity history summary checks FBI reports as well at the federal level at the U.S Department of State).
But if the country you’re sending your documents to is not a member nation of the 1961 Hague Convention you will need to go through two more additional legal document filing steps. We can assist you with this even if we don’t obtain the state level authentication certificate for you from a non-Texas state.
The second step is to rush file your criminal records check report at the United States Department of State (USDOS) office in Washington D.C but this step can only be done after you have been issued a state level authentication certificate by one of the fifty state secretary of state offices in the United States.
The third step is to rush file your criminal records check report with the foreign country embassy of where your documents are being submitted to in Washington D.C. This final document legalization step can only be done after you have been issued both a state and federal authentication certification on your U.S criminal records check report.