An apostilled state background check of visa applicants may be requested by some countries. Official records of the applicant’s state of residence are examined to verify information on criminal history, education, employment eligibility, credit history, organization and society membership, personal and professional references. A single-state, a multi-state or even, a federal background check may be ordered.
The applicant needs to request and obtain a background check from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The background check result is authenticated by the FBI and then processed at the US Department of State Authentication or Apostille service. Depending on the requesting country, Background Checks may be done by the Local Police Department, Local Sheriffs Station, and the Department of Justice.