Criminal Background Check

If you are planning to marry or get citizenship in another country, you may be required to obtain a Criminal Background Check. This document has many different names depending on where you got if from. It could be called a police report of no criminal record found, FBI background check, criminal background check, police record, FBI no criminal, non criminal history, good conduct certificate.

By whatever name it is called, Notary & Apostille Service will be able to assist you in getting it Apostille.

There are several types of Criminal Background Checks you can get.

National Background Check

The Criminal Justice Information Services Division Better known as the Federal Bureau of Investigation or just FBI will do a nationwide background check on you. All USA states report their criminal records to the FBI.  The FBI will require you to send them your fingerprints on the blue Standard Fingerprint Form, FD-258 (pdf) and - Applicant Information Form (pdf).

SPECIAL NOTE:
Once you click on the previous link and have downloaded the FD-258 form take it to Staples or OfficeMax on a thumb drive and let them print out the form in color on "Card Stock" paper.

If you need someone to take your fingerprints, you can go to your local police station to have them roll your prints. There will probably be a fee for this service they provide.  Make sure you ask for an Apostille ready Background Check. Once you receive your background report back from the FBI you may send it to Notary & Apostille Service along with your order form. Notary & Apostille Service then get it Apostille. Download you order form here.

There is also a state level background check

NY Statewide Criminal History Record Search

If you need a NY Statewide Criminal Record Check for your Background Check Notary & Apostille Service (NASI can provide that service for you. The search by the court using public records relating to open/pending and convictions of criminal cases originating from ALL 62 counties courts of New York. If you have a Sealed Records they are not disclosed. If you are interested in this service you will need to provide me with your First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth and a address to use for the report. The turn around time for this service is 1.5 to 2 or 3 business days. Fingerprints are not required since the record search is not based on your finger prints, but on the information requested.

 

Background Record Check

In what country will you be using your New York State Background Record Check?

USA In a foreign country that asked for it to be Apostilled In one of the following countries:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, China, Congo Dem, Congo Rep, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates - UAE, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia.

Instant New York State Background Record Check for USA use

The New York State Background Record Check service is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week, except when the court computers are down for maintenance. We can e-mail you a copy immediately once payment is received, however, if you wish for your results to be certified by the court you will have to wait 1 business day unless you ordered expedited service. The expedited service is only available on business days, Monday thru Friday, except when the court is close.

Step 1. Fill out Criminal Background Record Check Order Form
Step 2. Calculate fees  NASI Fee $60
NYS Court filing fee $68 Sub - total $128 plus
Step 3. Add postage fee as shown below in Step 9,
Step 4. Make Payment via our secure website or view other payment options
Step 5.  Email Criminal Background Record Check Order Form to Notary & Apostille Service, Inc.
  • At the end of this step your New York State Background Record can only be used in the USA.
  • If you need to use it in another country please follow the additional step required below.

Background Record Check for use in a Hague Convention Country

Step 1. Fill out Criminal Background Record Check Order Form
Step 2. Calculate fees:  NASI Fee $60,
NYS Court filing fee $68
The Sub - total $128 plus
Step 3. Add postage fee as shown below in Step 9,
Step 4. You also need a New York State Apostille or Certification so add a process fee for the Apostille service (choose one):
    o $200 for 3 Days Service,
    o $220 for RUSH Next Day Service or 
    o $260 Same Day URGENT/RUSH Processing Service
Now add up all fees from step 2,&3 & one add one fee from step 4 for the Apostille/Certification service
Step 5. If your document is going to be used in any of the following countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, China, Congo Dem, Congo Rep, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates - UAE, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia
go to step 8 otherwise continue with Step 6.

  Step 6. Make Payment via our secure website or view other payment options
Step 7.   Email Criminal Background Record Check Order Form to Notary & Apostille Service, Inc.

Step 8.

Background Record Check for use in a NON Hague Convention Country

A document going to any of the following countries will require Consulate Legalization or Embassy Legalization in addition to the state certification above: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, China, Congo Dem, Congo Rep, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates - UAE, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia.

Step 8a. Additional Legalization process is required for your document. Your document will be taken to the New York City Consulate or the delivered by a courier to the Embassy of that country in Washington, DC. There are several additional cost associated with this service. Not all Consulates in New York have legalization services & will require your document to be sent to Washington, DC for further legalization.
  So please email us for a quote for the Consulate or Embassy Legalization service that is required to complete the work necessary for your document to be fully legalized. Email Notary & Apostille Service, Inc. for additional information & cost
 

Consulate Fees & Embassy Fees

These are the current Embassy fees charged by the Consulate or Embassy to process documents. These fees are subject to change without notice & are not consider to be the actual fee.

Step 9.

Postage

Domestic - USA Postal Fee

First Class Mail:   add .50 cent Your documents are folded, no tracking information is provided
First Class Mail:   add $4.00 documents are not folded to fit unto a standard #10 business envelope, no tracking information is available or provided
Priority Mail:   2-3 Business Days add $10, tracking information is provided
Express Mail:   (USA) Next Day add $25, tracking information is provided
FedEx Overnight:   add $38, tracking information is provided
 

International Postal Fee

First Class Mail:   add $2.00 Your documents are folded to fit unto a standard #10 business envelope, no tracking information is available or provided

USPS Priority Mail 6 to 10 Business days add  add $35
USPS Express Mail  3 to 5 business days add  add $65
 FedEx 1 to 3 business days add estimate add $100 (FedEx charge vary according to the area the documents are going to, so the fee given here is only an estimate. Therefore, your fee maybe less or more than indicated here. If we overcharge we will refund the difference, however, if we underestimate your charge it will be added to your bill. No documents will be shipped until all fees are paid.) or

Please use the FedEx calculator to FedEx.com get Rates to estimate your FedEx Fee. The fee I charge will usually be much lower than those shown.

Expedited Service

For faster Expedited Service on NON Apostille/Certification order add $100 if you are only ordering the Criminal Background Record Check without an Apostille. Your Process is  completed the same business day that the document is received from the court. Please note, documents going to a foreign country require a hand signed letter from the court, this may take additional time to retrieve and this service is only available on business day typically on Monday through Friday.

If you missed filling out the form you can find the Criminal Background Record Check Order Form here then Click here for payment options & to pay via our secure web payment portal

Note: The report will NOT show criminal offenses such as violations, infractions, but will show records found or "No Results Found",  if none were found. To get starting with your Criminal Record Check click on the "GETTING STARTED" link at the bottom of this page.  We are now offering Same Day Background Record Check. However, if you need an Apostille of a Certification of this document it will take additional time.  The results can be then sent to you with a New York State Apostille or New York State Certification if one was requested.

It is not necessary to have been a NY state residence to have a criminal background check done.

Started your background check Now!
 

State level Background Check

You can call the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Division of Criminal Justice Services at +1-518-485-7675

Other State Identification Bureau Listings

County Background Check

Nassau, Suffolk, New York City, Queens, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island

Nassau County, NY

Nassau County Police Department, 1490 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, New York 11501 +1 (516) 573-7000

Suffolk County, NY

Suffolk County Police Department, 30 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank, NY 11980 Criminal Record search and or Letter of Good Conduct. Download an fill out this Request form. Download Instructions for the CRIMINAL RECORD SEARCH AND/OR LETTER OF GOOD CONDUCT.

You can also call the "Letter of Good Conduct Desk" at +1-631-852-6316 for more information

New York City, NY

New York City Police Department, Public Inquiry & Request Section, One Police Plaza, Room 152A, New York, NY 10038-1497

You can also go online & find a company that will provide you with any of the above background checks (local, state, or national).

Local Background Check

You can call you local police department and ask for a local background check

Apostille Service

Notary & Apostille Service offers a full range of service:

  • We can get an Apostille or Embassy Legalization of your FBI, State or Local background check report.
  • Translate it to it to the language required.
  • Have it Authenticated by the Consulate or Embassy

Fingerprint Service

Notary & Apostille Service does not currently offer Fingerprinting Service at this time.

However, we hope to offer this service at a later date.




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