What is an Apostille and when do I need one?

An Apostille is a certificate that authenticates the signature of the signer of the document.  For your FBI background check to receive an Apostille, it must be an original blue-tinted document signed by the Section Chief of the FBI.  Currently, the acting Chief is Kimberly J. Del Greco.  Example of an FBI Authentication letter for Apostille.  You will need an Apostille if the country in which the document is to be used is a party to the Apostille Hague Convention.

Which countries are members of the Apostille Hague Convention?

Visit this link:  http://www.apostillefbi.com/hague-apostille-member-countries/

Can you tell me more about your company before I mail in my original documents to you?

You can learn more about us here: http://www.apostillefbi.com/about-us/

How old can my FBI authentication letter be to be accepted by the U.S. Department of State for an Apostille?

– Your FBI authentication letter cannot be more than three months old or the U.S. Department of State will reject this letter.  Also, most countries also will reject your letter if it’s three or more months old  (Some countries is 6 months).  In order to avoid any potential issues, we recommend that you have your document authenticated with us as soon as you receive it and once complete,  forward it to the requesting country.