• International Criminal Search >

     

    This article will help you understand:

    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
    • Guadeloupe
    • Guernsey and Alderney
    • Hong Kong
    • Iran
    • Isle of Man
    • Israel
    • Kiribati
    • Laos
    • Macao
    • Mauritania
    • Mayotte
    • Micronesia
    • Sierra Leone
    • Syria
    • Timor-Leste

    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.

  • International Identity Document Validation (IDV) >

     

    International MVR with History expands on International MVR to include driver history information such as convictions, violations, and conditions. IMVR with History is currently available to candidates with a Canadian work location and Canadian driver’s license.

    Identity Document Validation (IDV) is often requested as a component of international screenings and verifies the provided passport, national ID, or driver’s license is authentic and validly in circulation.

    If your international background check includes Identity Document Validation (IDV), you will be prompted to upload either your national identification, driver’s license, or passport when completing the screening invitation. 

    When uploading your identification please consider the following:

    • Identification must be valid and unexpired
    • The uploaded image must include both your photo and your signature
    • 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
    • When uploading a Passport images of the photo page and the signature page are required 

    You may be asked to provide a new photo of your identification when we have not been able to verify the identity document you previously uploaded. This can happen as a result of image quality or if a file is corrupted. Please ensure that you're providing a clear, legible image and that you can read the information in the photograph of the document clearly before submitting it.

    If you are taking a photo of a document or license, please turn your flash off to ensure that the image is not distorted by the light or reflective material on the document.

    The standard turnaround time for validation of national identification is 3-5 business days. Passports provide the quickest turnaround time with results in 1-2 business days.

  • International Employment Verification >

     

    This article will help you understand the following:

    What is International Employment Verification?

    If you’ve been invited to participate in an employment verification screening by the company you’ve applied with, you’ll be asked to provide your employment history, including job title, manager, and location, for a specific number of years.

    If your previous employment cannot be verified, you may be asked to submit supporting documentation.

    How do I complete International Employment Verification?

    If your international background check includes an International Employment Verification, you may be prompted to provide additional information.

    Additional information may include the following:

    • A valid and unexpired identification
    • Special consent
    • Release letter, certificate of employment
    • Self-employment: requires accountant or lawyer contact information
    • Directly contacting the employer

    How long does International Employment Verification take to complete?

    The average turnaround time is 6-8 business days.

  • International Education Verification >

     

    This article will help you understand:

    What is an International Education Verification?

    If you’ve been invited to participate in an education verification screening by the company you’ve applied with, you’ll be asked to provide your education history, including the highest level of education you’ve achieved and the name and location of each institution you’ve attended. 

    If you list information that cannot be verified, you may be asked to submit supporting documentation.

    How do I complete International Education Verification?

    If your international background check includes an International Education Verification, you may be prompted to provide additional information.

    Additional information may include the following depending on the institution’s data privacy policies:

    • A valid and unexpired identification
    • Student ID
    • National ID number
    • Special consent 
    • Transcripts, diplomas, or certificates
    • Directly contacting the University
    Note

    In the Candidate Apply Flow, candidates with a non-US work location and Canada school location can enter education institution login information for current or most recent education. If the information is correct, we instantly verify your education history. If we can’t find the education institution’s information, or if the information is incorrect, you will be asked to provide your information manually.

    How long does International Education Verification take to complete?

    The average turnaround time is 6-8 business days.

  • International Global Watchlist Search >

     

    What is an International Global Watchlist Search?

    International Global Watchlist Search conducts a comprehensive search of multiple National and International government watchlists. This includes, for example, FBI Most Wanted Lists, Interpol's Most Wanted Lists, Office of Foreign Asset Control Sanction Lists, Denied person Lists, Department of State Sanction Lists, and Specially Designated Nationals Lists.

    How do I complete an International Global Watchlist Search?

    If your international background check includes an International Global Watchlist Search, you may be prompted to provide additional information.

    When uploading your identification, please consider the following:

    • Identification must be valid and unexpired
    • The uploaded image must include both your photo and your signature
    • 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
    • When uploading a Passport, images of the photo page and the signature page are required 

    How long does an International Global Watchlist Search take to complete?

    The average turnaround time is ~2 business days.

  • Canada: FAQs about international MVR (motor vehicle record) reports >

     

    International MVR reports are available to candidates with a Canadian work location and a Canadian driver’s license.

    An international MVR report includes the information below:

    • Information from the physical driver's license
    • License class or classes
    • License suspensions
    • License validity 
    • The driver's legal eligibility to drive

    International MVR with history reports are available to candidates with a Canadian work location and a Canadian driver’s license.

    An international MVR report with history expands on international MVR reports to include the driver history information below:

    • Conditions
    • Convictions
    • Violations 

    If your international background check includes an international MVR or international MVR with history report, you'll upload a photo of your driver's license. Use the guidelines below:

    • The identification must be valid and unexpired.
    • The image must show both your photo and your signature.
    • The image must be clear and easy to read.
    • The image must include all four edges of the card or page.

    Unless Checkr requires you to provide additional documents, turnaround time is real-time, within seconds.

    The average turnaround time ranges from hours to weeks. Here are the general turnaround times by province:

    Location

    Turnaround time

    Alberta

    N/A - must be provided by the candidate

    British Columbia

    7 - 14 business days

    Manitoba

    7 - 14 business days

    New Brunswick

    7 - 14 business days

    Newfoundland and Labrador

    7 - 14 business days

    Northwest Territories

    14 - 21 business days

    Nova Scotia

    7 - 14 business days

    Nunavut

    7 - 14 business days

    Ontario

    Same day

    Prince Edward Island

    7 - 14 business days

    Quebec

    14 - 21 business days

    Saskatchewan

    14 - 21 business days

    Yukon

    7 - 14 business days

  • United Kingdom: Right to work check >

     

    The United Kingdom's ("UK") right to work check verifies a candidate's eligibility to begin work in the UK by confirming that the candidate is not disqualified due to their immigration status. An employer who checks a candidate’s right to work in accordance with UK government guidelines avoids civil liability if that candidate is later found to have worked illegally. Employers must complete the Right to Work check before the candidate starts employment.

    Candidates cannot dispute information returned by a Right to Work screening. If you encounter issues with documentation verification, contact the organization that ordered the screening to discuss next steps.

  • Adverse Media Search >

     

    What is an Adverse Media Search?

    Adverse Media Search accesses private databases, public sanctions lists, media sources, and other public and private record repositories in countries that restrict third-party access to criminal record information.

    How long does an Adverse Media Search take to complete?

    The average turnaround time is 2-3 business days.