After receiving your cleared Identity History Summary Check from the FBI, you will need to have that document apostilled by the Department of State in Washington, D.C.
You have the option of using a channeler to expedite this process, or you can do it independently. I went with the independent option via mail since I expedited my initial background check results and had time to go the normal route.
Documents you need to include in your package –
- Your cleared background check from the FBI
- REQUEST FOR AUTHENTICATIONS SERVICE (DS-4194)
- $8 – US Postal Money Order, or checks ONLY!
- Prepaid return envelope with your name as the sender and recipient
I recommend USPS Priority Mail Forever Prepaid Flat Rate Envelopes for the shipping. They have tracking numbers already assigned, making the DS-4194 application easier to fill out in section 3 Take note of the tracking numbers on EACH of the two envelopes involved in your apostille request. Send your documents to:
Office of Authentications
U.S. Department of State
44132 Mercure CIR PO BOX 1206 Sterling, VA 20166 1206
Wait a few weeks and then…………
Remember, under no circumstances should you remove the two pages from each other. I almost feel bad that I was unable to keep this document after all of the work and time that was required to get it in my hands!
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Disclaimer: The review provided in this post should not be interpreted as an endorsement of the mentioned service(s). No compensation was provided in exchange for the review of these service(s).
The process discussed in this post is applicable to US applicants and is based on EPIK 2016 Fall intake directions. Laws and regulations in the mentioned governmental departments are subject to change.