This article will help you understand:
- What is an International Criminal Search?
- How do I complete an International Criminal Search?
- How long does International Criminal Search take to complete?
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.
The following locations restrict employers from accessing and using criminal information. For these locations, Checkr provides an Adverse Media Search:
- Christmas Island
- French Guiana
- French Polynesia
- Guernsey and Alderney
- Hong Kong
- Isle of Man
- Sierra Leone
- South Korea
Please see Country-specific screening information for a more comprehensive view of how a criminal search is conducted in more common countries.
How do I complete an International Criminal Search?
If your international background check includes an International Criminal Search, you may be prompted to provide additional information.
When uploading your identification, please consider the following:
- Identification must be valid and unexpired
- Except if you do not reside in the country of the ID being requested
- The uploaded image must include both your photo and your signature (when applicable)
- The uploaded image must be easily readable and cannot be blurry
- All four edges of the card or page must be displayed
- When uploading a National ID and driver’s license, images of the front and back are required for most countries
- When uploading a Passport image, the photo page, MRZ code, and signature page are required
How long does International Criminal Search take to complete?
The average turnaround time varies by country or territory. Please find additional information here.