Apostille FBI Background Check

Federal Apostille Certification and Authentications at your convenience!

What Is An Apostille FBI Background Check?


An Apostille (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 FBI apostille background check is a regular FBI background check with an extra certification that some countries require when you travel abroad.

Countries that are part of the "hauge convention" require travelers to have their FBI report apostilled before they can enter the country. You can find a list of those countries here.

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Why Do I Need An Apostille FBI Background Check?


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. 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!

Apostille FBI Pricing

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Regular Apostille


8 - 12 Weeks 
*processing time starts
within 24 business hours of
the FBI Report being available
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Expedited Apostille


7-10 Business Days
*processing time starts
within 24 business hours of
the FBI Report being available
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China Authentication


3 - 5 weeks
*processing time starts within 24 business hours of the FBI Report being available
*additional paperwork is required
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Other Authentication

Other Authentications

Processing times and Prices vary
depending on which country
requires the Authentication
*additional paperwork may be required

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding FBI Apostille's


We have answered a wide range of Questions for your Convenience

How do I get an FBI background check apostille?

To get your FBI background check apostille you will need to visit a PrintScan location with your driver's license, information of where you are traveling and get your fingerprints captured on one of our live scan devices.

How do I know if I need an Apostille?

The Consulate of the Country you are corresponding with will let you know whether or not your documents require an Apostille.

What countries require an Apostille?

The below list shows all the current countries who are part of the Hague Convention and require documents to be Apostilled:

Albania, Andorra, Armenia ,Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Eswatini, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela & Zambia.

  • Please be advised, this list can change as new countries may join the Hague Convention.

What if the country I need an Apostille for is not part of the Hague Convention?

Some countries require Authentications but are NOT part of the Hague Convention. Depending on the country, additional fees and/or paperwork will be required to process this request.

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