The apostille is a form of legalization that certifies a document for use in another country. It’s used to certify a document for use in countries that have signed the Hague Convention.
The United States is not a party to the Hague Convention, so if you need an apostille for your FBI background check, you’ll need to get it from your state government office or county government office.
Here’s how to get an apostille for FBI background checks:
1. Find out if your state requires an apostille on documents before they’re sent to foreign countries.
2. Contact your state department of records and archives to find out where they do their notarizing and how much it costs per document.
3. Obtain your FBI background check from the agency where you’ve applied for employment or volunteer work and have it notarized by whoever does such things in that county.
Or Hire Apostille Services
If you need to get an apostille for FBI background checks and can’t find a notary in your area, there are companies that provide FBI apostille service. They’ll take care of all the paperwork for you and send it off to be processed by the appropriate state office.
The main benefit of using this service is that it can save you a lot of time and hassle. If you’re sending your FBI background check to an employer or volunteer coordinator, they’ll likely want the apostille on file before they’ll hire you. If you’re sending your FBI background check to a potential employer, they may need it within a few days. If there’s no notary in your area and you don’t want to wait for one to get certified, using an apostille service can be a lifesaver.