FBI apostille
 

Original or PDF file?

question answerBoth hard copies and printouts from PDF files (received from the FBI) are eligible for apostilles or embassy legalization. If you have a hard copy, please send it to us by mail along with the order form.  


How to get a background check from FBI? 

question answer

 There are two options: 

Submit request to FBI directly (external link)

Submit request to an FBI-approved Channeler (external link)


 What agency issues FBI apostilles?

question answerFBI Criminal History Summary is a federal document, therefore it requires a federal apostille. Federal apostilles are issued by the U.S. Department of State in Washington DC.  


Is this document eligible for 24-hour apostille service? 

question answerNo, U.S. Department of state does not provide 24-hour apostille service. The processing time is currently 3-4 weeks. There is no expedited service. 


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FBI apostille: order online       

verifiedIf you received your FBI background check (also called "Identity history summary") by email as a PDF file, you can submit it for a federal apostille or embassy legalization online.

apostille acceptable We will email a scanned copy before the original is shipped. 
apostille acceptable We ship internationally.
apostille acceptable We always provide the shipment information so that you know when to expect your document.
 

Prices and processing time:

price 4Apostille (federal): $175 Processing time: As of today, the U.S. Department of State works by mail only. The processing time for FBI documents is officially 3-4 weeks, there is no expedited or walk-in service. 

Embassy legalization: $375 Processing time: depends on the embassy.
USPS Priority mail within the U.S.: free
FedEx (2nd day, within the U.S.): $20
FedEx (standard overnight, within the U.S.): $30
FedEx International is $75 ($115 to Eastern Europe and South America)
 

Order online:

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