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Ashtangi83
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Sorry to bring up a probably very redundant topic on here...


I already obtained one apostille for my diploma and found out that my future employer needs 2 copies (for board of labor and immigration).  I'm in Korea for two weeks before going to Europe and was hoping to get some of this stuff settled before I leave. 


I'm wondering if I can get another diploma apostilled without actually being physically present for a notary?  Basically, can my Dad get the document notarized and then send it to the state for an apostille?


Secondly, the FBI does not apostille FBI Background Checks.  Is the next step only to send it to the US Department of State and request that it be apostilled?  Did anyone have to get that notarized?


Is it possible to get my diploma apostilled through them as well?


I'm just trying to see if I can get both documents apostilled at once, at the same place.  I realize a lot of my questions should be directed at someone in the state department.  However, they won't accept phone calls because they'd probably get 100000 a day.  Also, it's Monday afternoon...nothing is open in the states yet.


Anyway, I just want to hear how other people have handled this...getting my background check completed was a mess and a long story.  This whole process in and of itself has become quite tedious and expensive with all the shipping costs back and forth.  Regardless, thanks in advance for any information or suggestions.


Beverly-Burke
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I'm wondering if I can get another diploma apostilled without actually being physically present for a notary? Basically, can my Dad get the document notarized and then send it to the state for an apostille?

Back in September, I had to get an apostille for my diploma. I'm from Washington state, but I went to college in Ohio. I sent my diploma to the college and they had a notary on campus notarize it. Then they sent it off to have the county clerk of courts to have the notarization certified. Then the school sent it to Columbus for the notarization. I had a co-worker who had his parents do everything for him for the apostille. So, to answer your question, you do not need to be present for the notarization and your dad can get it notarized.

Secondly, the FBI does not apostille FBI Background Checks. Is the next step only to send it to the US Department of State and request that it be apostilled? Did anyone have to get that notarized?

According to the FBI website, "The CJIS Division will authenticate U.S. Department of Justice Order 556-73 fingerprint search results for international requests by placing the FBI seal and the signature of a division official on the results if requested at the time of submission. Documents prepared in this way may then be sent to the U.S. Department of State by the requester to obtain an apostille if necessary. " You can get the forms you need for the FBI from http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/background-checks/background_checks and you can get the apostille form from http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/63001.pdf

Is it possible to get my diploma apostilled through them as well?

Notarizations and apostilles have to been from the same jursidiction. For example, I cannot get a document notarized in Texas and then an apostille in Massachusetts; I would have to get the apostille in Texas. From the US Department of State website,

  • Documents requiring certifications with an apostille by the U.S. Department of State are those that have been signed by a federal official with the official Seal of that agency, American Consular Officer, Military Notary (10 USC 1044a) or Foreign Consul (Diplomat Officials must be registered with the Office of Protocol). Note: These documents must include the official's title and his/her signature must be legible. Please also note that the U.S. Department of State will not issue an apostille for State-issued documents.
Ashtangi83
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Thank you so much!
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My friend was teaching ESL in Changwon, South Korea. She's a teacher at hagwon. Anyway, I believe she had to renew her E2 or something.

This is what she did in South Korea to expedite the process as she needed the FBI check apostille and degree apostille in a rush. Basically, she went to local police station, took her fingerprints. Sent the FBI prints along with her original degree to an agency www.apostillepros.com in the U.S. They sent her prints to the FBI and then it was done in 4+ weeks (FBI took 4 weeks to return the FBI check to the agency, 1 day for apostilles, 2-3 FedEx shipping to South Korea). It saved her some money because shipping back and forth from South Korea to U.S. was expensive, plus it's expedited if you do it through an agency.

jakefreeman
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The FBI check takes like 6-12 weeks to get now.

sandymerc
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Some places need two degree apostille now.

heckernoise
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Yeah some require 2 now.

estermat
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You probably have to be in South Korea to get a job now. It is really flooded.

samkoiz
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Nice what I was looking for.

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