What is an International Criminal Search?
An International Criminal Search is an in-country search leveraging multi-jurisdictional repositories and database sources to return all major offense conviction records. The criminal data will be retrieved from various local and national agencies, including but not limited to the department of justice, ministry of internal affairs, ministry of foreign affairs, national/federal police, and criminal record offices. If no records are found, an adverse media screening is run.
Please see the Screenings by country section for a comprehensive view of how a criminal search is conducted in more common countries.
How long does an International Criminal Search take to complete?
The average turnaround time varies by country or territory. For a full list of turnaround times, please visit the International Pricing Guide.
Can I edit the address history collection/lookback period of International Criminal Searches?
When hiring outside the US, you can choose how many years of address history (5-10 years) to gather from candidates. Reach out to Customer Support to customize your packages.
For more information about non-US screenings, visit the International Screenings section of the Checkr Help Center.
If you'd like to add new packages to your account, refer to Manage packages.