Do you need to apostille on your background check?
A background check issued from the FBI, Police, Sheriff, County, Court, or State office can be processed through our office.
If your background check was issued by the local Police or Sheriff’s Department, this document will need to be signed and notarized before it can be mailed in to our office. If the Police or Sheriff’s department does not have a notary on staff, you will need to hire a traveling notary to visit the station and notarize the officer’s signature on the document.
If the background check is issued from the County, Court, or State office, the background check does not require notarization unless you receive it notarized.
FBI background check are issued by the U.S. Federal Government and cannot be notarized. An FBI background check can only be 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!