How To Get your FBI Background Check Apostille | The Complete Guide
There are five (5) main documents type that you have to prepare in advance, before you even receive the job contract because some of these documents require a long time to obtain it from the government or the private institution and even took a bite longer to authenticate the document so as to be recognized in South Korea.
Today’s post will talk in details about the FBI Background Check: How you can obtain a recent record of your Criminal history and how to certify it smoothly, effortlessly and with affordable prices.
So, let’s start with obtaining an FBI Background Check
FBI Criminal Record Check VS. State Police Clearance
The EPIK administration requires that the Criminal Record Check (CRC) must be issued by the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS). The local Police stations or Law Enforcement force can issue police Clearance for employment or business licensing on the domestic level. However, if your employment is overseas, your Criminal Record must be issued on the national level by the FBI, Department of Justice to be recognized for use in Korea.
Step-By-Step- Guide for FBI Background Check
Step 1: Fill out the FBI Applicant Information Form
You must complete all the denotes fields. If you are requesting an FBI Background Check for more than one person (family), they also must sign the form.
Step 2: Get your Fingerprints impressions taken
You must provide a recent Fingerprint card. Copies or previously processed impressions are not accepted. Fill out the Standard Fingerprint Form (FD-285). It is preferred to make a professional technician take your impressions to avoid any mistakes while processing your documents.
Please refer back to the FBI Recording Legible Fingerprints brochure to make sure that you have the right set of impressions.
Step 3: Submit your request
You may choose to:-
Contact the FBI Directly. The cost is $18.00 per request- turnaround time is 3 weeks. Send your package to the following address:-
FBI CJIS Division – Record Request
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Clarksburg, WV 26306
Contact one of the FBI Approved channelers. They are private agencies appointed by the FBI to expedite the process of issuing FBI Background Check on behalf of the Clients. The cost ranges between $40.00- $60.00 per request- turnaround time is 1-3 business days.
Step 4: Receive your results
You will receive “No Record” if you don’t have any criminal record, and a “Rap Sheet” if you did have a criminal history.
Step 5: Apostille FBI Background Check for Korea
You may contact the US Department of State directly. The cost is $8.00 per document, turnaround time is 8 business days without the mailing time. Send your package to:
Office of Authentications
U.S. Department of State
44132 Mercure CIR
PO BOX 1206
Sterling, VA 20166 1206
Read a full guide here
- You can use the help of one of the expedited Apostille service providers in the United States such as California Apostille
After you receive your Korea Apostille, your FBI Background Check will be ready for use abroad.
Stay tuned to our next post on how to Apostille a notarized copy of your US Passport for use in Korea.