Checkr offers criminal background checks for candidates who will be living and working in foreign countries.
The turnaround time and cost will vary depending on country. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What are the fees and timing?
Fees: Costs vary from country to country. Because cost of international checks change frequently, we do not have a pricing list for these checks. If you’d like pricing for a specific country, you can always reach out to us and we'll give you the most current price.
Timing: International checks take between 10 and 40 days to complete depending on the country
What is the applicant experience?
Information Required: Candidates will be required to submit a Passport number and National ID number.
Consent: International applicants must take additional steps to consent to an international background check as compared to a domestic US background check. Checkr, and possibly a government agency from the applicant’s home country, may contact the applicant for additional consent. The turnaround time of the background check will depend entirely on how quickly the applicant responds to consent requests.
Applicant Portal Access: At this time, international applicants are unable to access the applicant portal. Applicants should contact us directly with any questions about a pending background check or for a copy of the report.
How do international laws (including GDPR) apply?
Report Content: Other countries’ privacy laws are generally stricter than US laws. Most international reports will only include whether there is a criminal record, and will rarely contain more specific information.
Report Permissibility: Certain countries, like Latvia and Albania, do not permit background checks. Checkr may not learn whether a report will be permissible until we receive a response form the applicable government. If a report is not permitted, you will not be charged for the background check.
Data Processing and GDPR:
If Checkr is only providing US-based reports for US-based employees or contractors, the GDPR requirements are inapplicable.