If you plan on traveling to a foreign country to live, work, or attend school, you may be asked to obtain an FBI Criminal History Summary Report, also known as an FBI Background Check or Departmental Order. Processing times from the FBI can be upwards of four months which is far more time than many people have. FBI Background Checks can be expedited by using an Approved FBI Channeler. As a subcontractor of Inquiries, Inc., PrintScan’s systems have the ability to transmit fingerprints electronically for expedited processing of your background check. If that is not enough, we take it one step further! Many countries will request FBI background Checks to be Apostilled which is now one of PrintScan’s services!
An Apostille (pronounced “ah-po-steel”) is a French word meaning certification. Individuals who travel abroad to live, work, or attend school may be asked at some point to have documents Apostilled or Authenticated. An Apostille is a certification provided under the Hague Convention of 1961 for authenticating documents for use in foreign countries.
Simply put, an Apostille is a certificate issued by the Secretary of State that is attached to a document so that it will be accepted when used overseas. A list of countries that accept Apostilles can be provided by the US State Department.
Obtaining an Apostille can be complicated, confusing, and most of all time consuming for many individuals, which is why Print Scan has begun offering this service to our clients. Rather than travel around trying to figure out how to get this done, bring your documents to Print Scan and we’ll do all the legwork! PrintScan specializes in providing fingerprint services, specifically FBI Background checks to individuals and businesses. Let PrintScan be your one-stop-shop for all of your criminal background check and Apostille needs!