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FBI Criminal Background Check Apostille: things you need to know

If you are going to work, study, adopt a child, retire, or open a business in a foreign country, expect that you will be asked to provide an FBI criminal background check apostille. Depending on the country of your destination, with some countries (like France, South Korea, Spain, and Portugal) having stricter rules than others (Argentina, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico), an FBI criminal background check apostille is a fairly standard requirement for getting the necessary visa paperwork to enter the country of your destination, so we recommend obtaining an FBI background check and FBI background check apostille every time you plan to go to a different country for work, study, or other essential reasons. 

Typically, there are two ways of requesting an FBI criminal background check:

• You can contact the FBI directly (please visit the FBI website for information on how to request a background check)
• You can contact an FBI Approved Channeler, who can give you with step-by-step instructions on obtaining a background check

Once your FBI background check report is ready, you can either email us a PDF copy of it, or send us a hard copy by mail for obtaining an apostille. 

An FBI background check as well as any other document issued by the federal government is authenticated by the United States Department of State. Before requesting an apostille on your background check make sure it was done within the past 90 days as per the requirement of most countries.  If your background check was done more than three months ago, you may need to obtain a new one. 
In addition to an FBI background check apostille, many countries ask that it is translated into the official language of the destination country. Please let us know if you need assistance with a certified translation of your apostilled FBI background check.

The apostille or legalization process can be quite complex and if you are not familiar with it, it’s best to trust professionals like Multichoice Apostille to take care of it. If you need a USA apostille on your birth certificate, marriage certificate, or other documents, please choose our apostille services. Multichoice Apostille has almost 20 years of experience in processing authentication documents for use abroad. We will take care of all the complicated details for getting your documents certified while you can focus on other things. We apostille USA birth certificate, death certificate, marriage certificate, divorce decree, school transcripts, FBI background check report, Social Security letter, and other documents. Multichoice Apostille is your unmatched service provider for USA apostille!

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