See below on how to obtain commonly requested documents and services provided by other organizations.
Certified Copies of Birth, Death, Marriage, or Divorce Certificates
Certified Copies of U.S. Driver’s Licenses or Driving Records
- If you need an English document translated into French, you can use a translator from this list of certified French translators (PDF – 472 KB).
- If you need a French document translated into English, you can use a translation service from the U.S. or France. If you use a translator in France, you then may need to have the translation apostilled, or authenticated, by the appropriate Court of Appeals (the French translator can provide more information).
- U.S. Embassies and Consulates do not have the authority to affix an Apostille pursuant to the Hague Convention.
- See below to obtain an Apostille on:
Certified Academic Credentials, Transcripts, or Degrees
Medallion Signature Guarantees
- A Medallion Signature Guarantee can only be performed by an authorized representative of a financial institution participating in a medallion program approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
FBI Background Checks
- How to obtain a background check from the FBI.
- FBI official website page
- The U.S. Embassy is not authorized to collect fingerprints. You may request finger printing services here.
- You should confirm if the French requesting agency requires the results of the background check to be translated to French and/or apostilled.