FBI Background Check with Apostille – November 2022 Update
In 2020, we used to make daily trips to Washington, D.C., on behalf of our VIP clients to process “same day” apostilles on FBI background checks. As a result of the Covid initiative, the walk-in counter in Washington, D.C. was eliminated and all federal apostille processing was done by mail through the Virginia processing center.
Here we are in November of 2022 and the D.C. service counter is still closed. As a result, the time it takes to process a mail-in application has jumped from four weeks to six weeks to eight weeks to what is now turning out to be ten weeks.
The fact that some expediting companies still quote 4 weeks as a timeframe for issuing an apostille on their websites is equally frustrating. As a result, many candidates have to abandon their applications, and some sometimes fly to foreign countries empty handed as a result of this.
You have a few options, and depending on the country and the purpose of the FBI Background Check, we may be able to assist you.
Call, text or WhatsApp apostille expediter Harry Otto at either (914)441-2444 or our D.C. hotline at (202)705-4713. Or, if you’re ready to upload your FBI Background Check PDF, use our apostille intake form:
2021 New York State 2021 Power of Attorney with Westchester County venue. This Power of Attorney is not intended for Interntional apostille use and should not be used if you are unfamiliar with agent/principal relationships.
Note that we have had signers call us after having their POA rejected by their bank. This is common and banks have the absolute right under § 644 of New York’s General Obligations Law to wait 10 days to even provide and answer.
So please, this is important, make sure you’ve reviewed you Power of Attorney a few times before submitting to a financial institution. If it’s “mission critical” that the Power of Attorney be instantly accepted and in “full force”, you’ll need to have a New York State attorney certify it. If the bank sees an attorney attached to the document, they will not “play games” as the civil penalties could be huge.
One common rejection we hear is banks asking for the “gift rider affidavit” or attachment. This rejection was common with the old 2010 Power of Attorney, but the new 2021 version eliminates this and includes the $5000 gift rider provision on page 3 section (g).
Remember we cannot assist you in preparing this document, but we can warn you of the issues that have come up with past clients.
Same Day NYC Marriage License Procurement for Apostille (additional):
Marriage documents must be exemplified prior to County Clerk authentication. See if your marriage documents qualify by watching this video:
We offer a completely turn-key solution for obtaining your fully Apostilled marriage records in New York City. This service is ideal for applicants that don’t have their original marriage records and live across the country or abroad. The only step you’ll need to take is to send us a completed and notarized power of attorney. Once we have this, we can:
Apply, pay the filing fees and obtain your marriage record at 140 Worth Street, and;
Have your marriage record authenticated with the New York County Clerk at 10 Centre Street, and;
Process your apostille with the Department of State, and;
Ensure your Apostilled marriage record is at a FedEx location before 6pm.
This is the same service we provide to law firms that receive flat fees of anywhere between $4500 and $7500 (per applicant) for immigration and Visa packages. The fees do not include any other documents being processed or Apostilled ($cost for same day / $cost for 3days):
New York County (Manhattan) $1499/$499 [10 Centre Street, New York, NY 10007] 1:17 33ml (no authentications on Wednesdays) Kings County (Brooklyn) $1699/$549 [360 Adams St, Brooklyn, NY 11201] 1:12 34ml Bronx County (The Bronx) $1599/$549 [851 Grand Concourse, The Bronx, NY 10451] :51 26ml Richmond County (Staten Island) $1899/$599 [130 Stuyvesant Pl, Staten Island, NY 10301] 1:26 62ml Queens County (Queens) $1699/$549 [8811 Sutphin Blvd #106, Queens, NY 11435] :50 27ml
*Richmond County may not always be available the same day
The same service is available in Westchester County:
White Plains $249 Yonkers $349 New Rochelle $349 Mount Vernon $349 Peekskill $449 Rye City $299
These fees do not include the document fees from the clerk as many applicants choose to pull multiple copies of the exemplified documents “just in case”. The exemplified marriage documents are usually about $35 each.
MARRIAGE DOCUMENT PROCUREMENT FEES NEVER INCLUDE THE APOSTILLE FEES OR APOSTILLE EXPEDITING FEES. THIS IS A COMPLETELY SEPARATE SERVICE. THE APOSTILLE RATES ARE FOR “READY TO GO” DOCUMENTS.
Looking to get married in another country? Not one country will allow an American to “tie the knot” unless they supply a properly executed affidavit of single status or affidavit of “not being married”. If you were previously married, you’ll also need an authenticated copy of your divorce decree. If it was granted in Westchester County, we offer services where we can obtain your documents directly from the Westchester County Clerk’s office. We’ll just need you to mail us a hard copy of a power of attorney allowing us to obtain the documents. Print the Affidavit of Single Status!
White Plains Apostille and Mobile Notary of Westchester is currently offering free expediting services for Ukraine apostille services from March through April 2022. In addition, we closely monitor FedEx, DHL, and USPS services to Ukraine and the surrounding regions to ensure our clients get their documents into Ukraine. Apostilles are still required to be authenticated by the Ukraine as of March 2022. Each application is evaluated on a case-by-case basis, however White Plains Apostilles in Westchester will assist all applicants with all available resources to ensure the highest possible service for all applicants. You can contact us by calling, texting, or using WhatsApp 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please begin the application process here for the fastest service: apostilleapply.com
The search term “Apostille Services Near Me” is one of the most common searches for individuals trying to find an apostille company to authenticate their documents.
For some industries, using a company that makes believe they’re “near you” might be ok. But apostille authentications of your documents, whether a birth certificate or sensitive business documents are not one of them.
Many companies that show up on Google will make-believe they’re “near you” then try and send you FedEx or UPS “mailer packs” to have you ship your documents to them.
This – is what an “apostille service near me” that pays for Google ads does. They essentially waste your time, money and destroy the Apostille business for the rest of us.
If you’re in Westchester County, White Plains Apostille and Mobile Notary either allows you to drop off your documents in person or, in Southern Westchester, will pick them up from you. When expediting your apostille authentication, your documents never leave the expediter’s hands.
Just the fact they are claiming to be an “apostille near me” begins your relationship on a fallacy. If you’re in Westchester, Rockland, or The Bronx we are “an apostille service near me”! We are physically here and “near you”.
In addition, we offer document drop-offs and pick-ups 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
White Plains Apostille is also creating drop off points for:
Text or call today to discuss what we can do for you! (914)441-2444 or use our convenient online form for a no-obligation quote www.apostilleapply.com
We are located in the heart of White Plains, New York and with our proximity to both the Westchester County Clerk and the Department of State in New York City we process Apostille applications each and every day.
There are no mailings or envelopes to deal with. We pick up and can many times deliver your Apostille in one day!
Westchester Apostille offers 10 day, 5 day and 24 hour processing.
If you’re outside of New York state, then upload your documents for color laser printing and same day Apostilles as well. Apostilleapply.com, Apostilles in a hurry!
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“Our location is convenient for you because we’re located just minutes from the Westchester County Clerk’s office and Department of State branch.”
“No mailing or envelopes are required with our service – all documents can be picked up or delivered to us within one day!”
“Printing your document color laser printed will not affect its integrity when using an apostille seal on it.”
An apostille is a certification or authentication provided under the 1961 Hague Convention for authenticating documents for use in foreign countries.
The main function of a birth certificate apostille is to certify the authenticity of the signature of the document and the authenticity and legal standing of the originating notary.
Both the New York State and the U.S Department of State will only issue apostilles for documents to use in countries that are members of the 1961 Hague Convention.
State-issues documents for use in countries that are members of 1961 convention must be authenticated by the competent authority in the state where the document was issued.
Most states consider that a birth certificate is a private document but any person can obtain an apostille of their birth certificate. An apostille birth certification is an official copy of the original birth certificate that is verified and signed by the respective official – for example the Westchester County Clerk.