FBI Background Check
Another important step in this process for US nationals is obtaining an FBI background check, then getting an apostille from Washington, D.C. or Virginia, and lastly having it translated by a translator certified by the Spanish government.
Many different companies can help with this process. First, you may want to hire a channeler to help speed up the process. Be sure to use a company that will send a paper copy, and not one that only send an email, as that is not accepted.
Here is the list of FBI Approved Channelers
Daon Trusted Identity Services, Inc.
First Advantage Enterprise Screening Corporation
Gemalto Cogent, Inc.
MorphoTrust USA, LLC
National Background Check, Inc.
National Credit Reporting
OMNIPLEX World Services Corporation
Sterling Infosystems – Ohio, Inc.
Telos Identity Management Solutions LLC
3M Cogent Systems
TRP Associations, LLC dba ID Solutions
Next, you will need a company to help you get the apostille in Washington, DC or Virginia.
Here is some information from several recommended companies:
1615 Bay Head Rd. Annapolis MD 21409
Phone: (410) 349-4900
Fax: (410) 349-4910
Toll Free: (888) 999-3434
Apostille Courier Express
(Don’t use the email service)
A&M Logos International, Inc
With us, it currently takes about 14 weeks to obtain the FBI criminal record and eight business days to apostille it and translate it to Spanish.
To obtain the FBI criminal record, we need your fingerprints. We also need you to fill out and sign a cover letter and privacy waiver forms. These forms along with your fingerprints then need to be mailed to our office at:
A&M Logos International, Inc.
40 Rector Street, Suite 1502,
New York, NY 10006
Please contact one of them directly and ask for a physical certified FBI check. Once you have it, you can send it to our office so that we could apostille it and translate it for use in Spain.
Our charges are as follows:
1) Retrieval of FBI criminal record: $145. (Disregard this charge if you will be using channeler).
2) Apostille: $195.
3) Translation to Spanish: $95.
4) FedEx overnight: $98.
Our Payment Instructions and Terms and Conditions can be found here: http://www.apostille.us/contact/
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 212-233-7061 ext. 356.
For New Mexico and El Paso area:
If you need to have your fingerprints processed within a few days, you can travel to El Paso.
910 E. Redd Rd. Ste. K
El Paso, TX 79912
phone: (915) 581-5555
One successful applicant traveled to El Paso and used Biometrics4all and then US Legalization. All her documentation was complete within two weeks.
Please let us know if you have other successes or frustrations with this process, as we wish to provide as helpful information as possible!