Background Check Apostille and Authentication Service
What is a background check?
A criminal background check report is a summary of any arrests, convictions, and court records of an individual in a given jurisdiction. Our clients are often asked to present an apostilled or authenticated copy of a background check report if they are seeking housing or employment or if they are attempting to adopt in a foreign country.
What are the different types of background checks?
The destination country may request a federal, state, or local background check.
A local background check, also called a local letter of clearance or a local letter of good conduct, is performed by a city or county police department and only covers criminal offenses committed in that jurisdiction.
A state background check, also called a California Department of Justice fingerprint background check or a Live Scan background check, searches statewide databases for criminal offenses.
A federal background check, also called an FBI Identity History Summary, searches FBI databases for information related to criminal offenses, federal employment, and military service.
No matter which kind of background check you need, SF Notary’s apostille experts can help you obtain your background check and get it apostilled quickly and securely.
Click on the type of background check you need to learn how the apostille process works.
Disclaimer: Information on this website is for informational purposes only. SF Notary + Apostille is not a law firm, and its agents are not attorneys. Please contact a licensed attorney or your local bar association for counsel on legal matters.