• Parviz Malakouti, Esq.

How to Get an FBI Background Check Apostilled

Updated: Sep 25


By Parviz Malakouti-Fitzgerald, Esq.


If you’ve spent any time living in the United States and you’re applying for citizenship in another country, you’ll likely have to get an FBI background check, and possibly apostille it too.


An apostille is a form of authentication of a state-issued document such as a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or state-run background check.


Here are some common reasons someone might request an FBI background check:


  • Applying for a foreign visa (student, business, family reunification)

  • Citizenship by descent

  • Citizenship by investment

  • To check background for U.S. immigration


In this video, I explain how to get your FBI background check apostilled by the U.S. office of authentications.


I show you how to fill out the application, make the payment, and put together the envelope to send to the U.S. office office of authentications, and how to prepare the return addressed envelope.



Don’t Hesitate to Consult with a Professional


As the saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, so if you want to plan out the next immigration and citizenship steps for yourself and your family, you don’t have to guess.


Book a consultation with a qualified immigration lawyer who can answer your questions, including those you didn’t know you had.


The information in this page could become outdated. The Law Office of Parviz Malakouti does not guarantee the accuracy of information presented nor assume responsibility for actions taken in reliance of this information. Each immigration case is particular and you should consult with a qualified, licensed immigration lawyer about your case before taking any steps.


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