|This is a state wide criminal background check. Korea now requires a national check.|
There is also a mad rush of Americans currently living in Korea to get the national criminal background checks finished by the new deadline of Jan 1, 2011. After contacting the FBI, many teachers are simply keeping their fingers crossed because there is no way they are going to process that many requests before the 2011 deadline. Most of us believe that the Korean government will have to extend the deadline for us, because they did not provide ample time to get the new background check completed. So if you are currently in the U.S. be happy, because this process would be much harder if you were already in Korea and were forced to undergo this new change. This process takes up to 3 months, so be patient! If your already in Korea, visit FBI check for those already living in Korea.
Easy steps to get your FBI check done in America
1. First download the required documents for the FBI check from the FBI Website.
- A Check list so that you don't forget anything.
- A fingerprint card (FD-258)
- The Fingerprint card instructions
- Credit Card payment form
- Application Form
3. Write a note to the FBI asking them to use their official seal for the document. This is only because Korea requires special stamps. This will make things easier so that you will not have to get the document notarized before sending it to the US State Department to receive an apostille
Send fingerprints here:
FBI CJIS Division – Record Request
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Clarksburg, WV 26306
4. When the government finally returns the documents to you, next you should send them to the following address for the apostille:
U.S. Department of State
518 23rd Street NW.
Washington, DC 20520
The U.S. Department of State recommends that the documents be sent with the following cover letter: Office of Authenications cover letter.
5. Wait for the final apostilled documents to be mailed to your home. Once you have the notarized and apostilled national criminal background check documents you may mail them to your job in Korea. Your employer will take them to an immigration office to get processed along with your other documents.
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