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  • Argentina Background Screenings

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    Revision Date: July 15, 2022

    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Services Available:

    • Criminal Records 
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watchlist Search

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

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    Criminal Search

    Description:

    The search is conducted by the authorities at the Local Court level. The specific court is determined by the address provided by the candidate. This criminal search returns all reportable major convictions listed below. Once we submit the request to the authorities, the authorities process the request through the procedures of that particular court and then provide results back. No candidate involvement is required to conduct this search.

    Major convictions and offenses in Argentina include, but are not limited to crimes against:

    • Persons 
    • Honor
    • Sexual integrity
    • Marital status
    • Freedom 
    • Property
    • Public safety
    • Public order 
    • The security of the nation
    • The public authorities and the constitutional order 
    • Public administration
    • Public faith
    • The economic and financial order

    Sources:

    Juzgados de Primera Instancia – First Instance Court

    Search Type:

    Local Court Search

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s complete name - Last Name, First Name, and Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Address in Country
    • Current Address
    • Authorization form
    • Passport Scan or Copy of Candidate’s National Identity Card

    Failure to provide the following requirements are common hindrances to the completion of these checks:

    • Candidate’s current address
    • Signed generic Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 5 to 6 business days.

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    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of academic status of any educational level such as high school, college and post grad. It may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments.

    Sources:

    The searches are conducted directly with the requested education institution.

    Search Type:

    An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. Multiple degrees/majors listed in order will be billed accordingly.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • Institution Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number (Include Point of Contact)
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation Date
    • Degree Type
    • Major
    • Minor (if applicable)
    • Authorization form
    • Copy or Scan of Diploma/Certificate is sometimes required*

    *Many times, these documents contain unique identifiers that are verified against the Institution records to authenticate the document, such as VIN numbers when institutions need to physically pull the degree to verify.

    Some institutions may require additional documentation. Upon request from the institution, Checkr will notify you of any additional requirements.

    Failure to provide the following requirements are common hindrances to the completion of these checks:

    • Candidate’s national ID number (DNI or Numero de Cedula) if applicable
    • Copy of the diploma/certificate (scan or photo acceptable)
    • Institution-specific consent forms (after contacting the institution for verification, some may request completion of an institution-specific consent form)

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 business days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

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    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. This may include employer’s name, dates of employment, position/title, reason for leaving, eligibility for rehire, and comments. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source. 

    Employees’ personal information is protected by the Habeas Data Law (No. 22,326). The collection of information by a prospective new employer with regard to an employee’s private life (including work references) is permissible as long as the information collected complies with the following requirements:

    • it is not used for discriminatory purposes;
    • it does not violate the candidate’s right to privacy;
    • it is reasonably used.

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers across the country. In some cases, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable form and contacting the supervisor or manager is standard practice.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • Candidate’s Name While Employed (if different)
    • DOB
    • Employer’s Name
    • Employer’s Address
    • Employer’s Telephone Number
    • Dates of Employment 
    • Position/Title
    • Reason for Leaving
    • Authorization Form
    • Other Documentation – Some employers may have unique processes for providing verifications that can include special authorization forms, experience letters, employment reference letters, etc. These additional requirements will be communicated to you if the need for additional information arises with a specific employer.

    Failure to provide the following requirements are common hindrances to the completion of these checks:

    • Employer full address is often not provided, but is required
    • Candidate’s national ID number (DNI or Numero de Cedula) if applicable

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 business days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repositories, such as watch lists, PEPs & associates, and sanctions data available around the world. Our product's technology continually searches for updated data within the thousands of list sources, indexing new data every day and providing the most up-to-date results. 

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, & news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    This is an automated search where proprietary technology continually searches for updated data across all available sources, indexing new data every time to ensure delivery of only the most up-to-date results.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last name 
    • First name 
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 business days. 

  • Australia Background Screening

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    Revision Date: February 18, 2022

    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Services Available:

    • Criminal Search
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watchlist Search

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

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    Criminal Search

    Description:

    A national level search in Australia that returns available criminal conviction records.

    Sources:

    Australian Federal Police

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last Name, First Name, Middle Name 
    • DOB 
    • Address 
    • Government ID Scan 
    • Passport Scan
    • Special Application form must be completed by the applicant and provided to Checkr  
    The Special Application Form requires the applicant to submit photo IDs based on the numerical value assigned to each ID. 

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 18 to 20 business days.

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    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of academic status of any educational level such as high school, college and post grad. It may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments.

    Sources:

    The searches are conducted through the specified education institution requested.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • Institution Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number (Include Point of Contact)
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation/Conferred Date
    • Degree Type
    • Major
    • Minor
    • Copy of degree. 
    • Authorization form
    Some institutions may require additional documentation. Upon request from the institution, Checkr will notify you of any additional requirements.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the cooperation with the institutions being verified.

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    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. It may include such information as the employer's name, dates of employment, position/title, and/or reason for leaving.. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source.

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers across the country. In some countries, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable form and contacting the supervisor or manager is the normal practice.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Employer’s Name
    • Employer’s Address
    • Employer’s Telephone Number
    • Dates of Employment
    • Position/Title
    • Reason for Leaving
    • Authorization form
    Some employers may have unique processes for providing verifications that may include special authorization forms, experience letters, employment reference letters, etc. These additional requirements will be communicated at the time of ordering if the need for additional information arises with a specific employer.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the cooperation with the institutions being verified.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search product provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repositories and government watchlists. The search consists of thousands of databases, many of which are updated daily to provide more up-to-date coverage. 

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, & news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    Multi-jurisdictional database search consisting of both historical and near real time updated information.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last name 
    • First name 
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

  • Brazil Background Screening

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    Revision Date: March 25, 2022

    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Services Available:

    • Criminal Search
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watchlist Search

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

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    Criminal Search

    Description:

    Criminal records encompass a nationwide criminal search including both federal and state level search of 26 state criminal repositories. It returns unspent major offense conviction records.

    Sources:

    Criminal records are kept in separate registries by federal and state authorities. Many crimes are recorded in state registries while federal violations, such as money laundering and terrorism, are recorded in a federal database. It is possible for an individual to request from the federal police, either online or in person, a certificate (Certidão de Antecedentes Criminais) that will attest to the fact that the individual has no federal criminal record. A similar opportunity to request a clearance certificate exists at the state level, and some states offer this service online. Search is conducted through SENASP (Brazilian Federal Public Security Office) and State Secretariat of Public Security.

    Search Type:

    There are two types of searches: Federal and State.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, and Middle Name
    • Mother’s Maiden Name
    • DOB
    • Address
    • Brazilian Taxpayer ID (Cadastro de Pessoas Fisicas/CPF #)
    • Authorization  – Must contain proper language for authorizing third parties to obtain the information.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 business days.

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    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of academic status of any educational level such as high school, college and post grad. It may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments.

    Sources:

    Educational institutions across Brazil. Conducting higher education verification is possible as long as the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the university faculty are provided. State and federal universities do not normally have searchable centralized registries of former students; such records are maintained only at the faculty level. Private universities are for the most part a little better organized. Please note that some institutions may require additional documentation and fees. Name and title of the sources will be provided when applicable.

    Search Type:

    An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. Multiple degrees/majors listed in an order will be billed as separate orders.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name – Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • Mother’s Last Name
    • Name While Attending
    • DOB
    • Institution’s Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation Date
    • Degree Obtained
    • Major
    • Minor
    • Authorization – Must contain proper language for authorizing third party to obtain the information.
    • Diploma/Certificate – Sometimes required. Many times these documents contain unique identifiers that are verified against the institution records, authenticating the document. Also, it may contain the correct name of the faculty that issued the diploma or certificate.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 7 days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

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    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. It may include such information as the employer's name, dates of employment, position/title, and/or reason for leaving.. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source.

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers within Brazil. In many cases, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable form and, because of Brazilian labor law, employees are almost never fired for cause. Therefore, not much inference should be assumed when it is not possible to confirm prior employment, nor should a “positive” reference be considered in the same way as a similar record might be in the U.S. Name and title of the sources will be provided when applicable.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • Mother’s Maiden Name
    • DOB
    • Employer’s Name
    • Employer’s Address
    • Employer’s Telephone Number
    • Dates of Employment
    • Position/Title
    • Reason for Leaving
    • Authorization – Must contain proper language for authorizing third party to obtain the information.
    • Other Documentation – Some employers may have unique processes for providing verifications that may include special authorization forms, experience letters, employment reference letter, etc. These additional requirements will be communicated at the time of ordering if the need for additional information arises with a specific employer.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 7 days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search product provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repositories resources such as watch lists, PEPs & associates, and sanctions data available around the world.  Our product's technology continually searches for updated data within the thousands of list sources, indexing new data information every day and providing the most up-to-date results.

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, & news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    It is an automated search where Informed Data’s proprietary technology continually searches for updated data across all available sources, indexing new data information every time to ensure delivery of only the most up-to-date results.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last name 
    • First name 
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form – Must contain proper language for authorizing third parties to obtain the information.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 business days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

  • Canada Background Screening

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    Revision Date: October 4, 2022

    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Services Available:

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates, may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

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    Criminal Search

    Description:

    A national-level search in Canada that returns available criminal conviction records.

    Sources:

    Canadian Police Information Center (CPIC)

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last Name, First Name, Middle Name 
    • DOB 
    • Address 
    • Authorization Form 
    • Special release and self-declaration forms are required for this search; please note that the bottom of the special consent form must also be signed by a witness before submitting the form to Checkr.
    • Identity Verification - A credit bureau-based identity verification is performed with a secondary stage that requires validation of two pieces of valid, government-issued identification.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 to 3 business days.

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    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of academic status of any educational level such as high school, college, and post-grad. It may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments.

    Sources:

    The searches are conducted through the specified education institution requested.

    Search Type:

    An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. Multiple degrees/majors listed in an order will be billed as separate orders.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name (Time of Enrollment)
    • Institution Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number (Include Point of Contact)
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation Date
    • Degree Type
    • Major
    • Minor
    • Copy of degree. 
    • Authorization form
    Some institutions may require additional documentation. Upon request from the institution, Checkr will notify you of any additional requirements.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the cooperation with the institutions being verified.

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    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. It may include such information as the employer's name, dates of employment, position/title, and/or reason for leaving.. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source.

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers across the country. In some countries, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable form, and contacting the supervisor or manager is the normal practice.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Employer’s Name
    • Employer’s Address
    • Employer’s Telephone Number
    • Dates of Employment
    • Position/Title
    • Reason for Leaving
    • Authorization form
    Some employers may have unique processes for providing verifications that may include special authorization forms, experience letters, employment reference letters, etc. These additional requirements will be communicated at the time of ordering if the need for additional information arises with a specific employer.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the cooperation with the institutions being verified.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search product provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repositories and government watchlists. The search consists of thousands of databases, many of which are updated daily to provide more up-to-date coverage. 

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements, and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, & news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    Multi-jurisdictional database search consisting of both historical and near real-time updated information.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last name 
    • First name 
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

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    International Motor Vehicle Report (IMVR)

    Note

    IMVR is currently in beta and may not be available to all candidates.

    Description:

    Assesses the validity of a license, its class or classes, and any current suspensions. IMVR provides information on whether the driver is legally eligible to drive. It includes the information present on a physical driver’s license. International MVR is currently available to candidates with a Canadian work location and a Canadian driver’s license. 

    Sources:

    The Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) data connection for each province is the data source for this screening. 

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • Country of issue
    • Province of issue
    • Driver License number
    • License Class
    • License expiration date

    Estimated Time Service:

    Unless there are exceptions that require additional input from the candidate, turnaround time is real-time, within seconds.

  • China Background Screening

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    Revision Date: May 26, 2022

    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Services Available:

    • Criminal Records
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watchlist

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

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    Criminal Search

    Description:

    A national level search in China that returns available or no conviction records. 

    Sources:

    The criminal search is conducted via the Chinese Police Bureau at the local police authorities.

    Search Type:

    The China Criminal History Record search is a PRC ID (for Chinese Citizens) or Passport Number (for foreigners) based search. The China criminal records search will report crimes and offenses that are comparable to felonies and misdemeanors in the United States. A Certificate of No Criminal Records will be issued by the police authorities if the candidate has no criminal records.

    This search does not include Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan. Criminal records in Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan should be ordered separately.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, and Middle Name
    • Name in Chinese
    • DOB
    • Address
    • National ID (18 digit PRC number)
    • Copy of Passport (foreigners, Hong Kong, Taiwan & Macau)
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 5-7 business days.

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    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of academic status of any educational level (high school, college, and post graduate). This may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments.

    Sources:

    The verifications are conducted directly with educational institutions across China. In addition, when necessary, the verification can be conducted via the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC). The CDGDC is a non-profit organization with the independent qualification of a legal entity directly under the joint leadership of the Ministry of Education and the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council and authorized by the Chinese government.

    Please note that the CDGDC may require additional documentation and additional fees will apply to obtain the verifications. The TAT through the CDGDC averages 30 to 40 days.

    Most educational institutions will not provide the full name of the source verifying the information.

    Search Type:

    An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. Multiple degrees/majors will be billed accordingly.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • Name While Attending (In Chinese characters)
    • DOB
    • Institution’s Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation/Conferred Date
    • Degree Obtained
    • Major
    • Minor
    • Authorization – Must contain proper language for authorizing third party to obtain the information
    • Diploma/Degree Certificate – Sometimes required in local/Chinese language. Many times, these documents contain unique identifiers that are verified against the Institution records, authenticating the document.

    Academic records are kept in Chinese. English name translations may have different variations.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 7 business days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

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    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. This may include employer’s name, dates of employment, position/title, reason for leaving, eligibility for rehire, and comments. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source.

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers across the country. In China, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable form and contacting the supervisor or manager is standard practice.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • Name In Chinese characters
    • DOB
    • Employer’s Name
    • Employer’s Address
    • Employer’s Telephone Number
    • Contact Name (Supervisor or HR)
    • Dates of Employment
    • Position/Title
    • Reason for Leaving
    • Authorization – Must contain proper language for authorizing third party to obtain the information
    • Other Documentation – Some employers may have unique processes for providing verifications that can include special authorization forms, experience letters, employment reference letters, etc. These additional requirements will be communicated at the time of ordering if the need for additional information arises with a specific employer.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 7 business days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repositories and government watchlists. The search consists of thousands of databases, many of which are updated daily to provide more up-to-date coverage.

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, and news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    Multi-jurisdictional database search consisting of both historical and near real-time updated information.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last name 
    • First name 
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 business days. 

  • Colombia Background Screenings

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    Revision Date: July 15, 2022

    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Services Available:

    • Criminal Records – Nationwide and Local Court Search
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watchlist Search

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

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    Criminal Records - Nationwide

    Description:

    Search is conducted at the national level and returns all major criminal offenses.

    Sources:

    Policía Nacional de Colombia records

    Search Type:

    Nationwide Search

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, and Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Mother’s Maiden Name
    • Address in Country
    • Most Recent Address in Colombia
    • Authorization Form
    • For citizens, Cedula number or Colombia passport 
    • For non-citizens, a Colombian-issued ID (given to non-citizens)

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 4 to 5 business days.

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    Criminal Records - Local Court Search

    Description:

    The search is conducted at the local level and returns criminal records from the local court searched based on the candidate’s address.

    Sources:

    Local office of Policía Nacional de Colombia

    Search Type:

    Local Search

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, and Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Address in Country
    • Authorization Form
    • Cedula number

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 7 business days.

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    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of academic status of any educational level such as high school, college and post grad. It may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments.

    Sources:

    The searches are conducted directly with the requested education institution.

    Search Type:

    An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. Multiple degrees/majors listed in an order will be billed as separate orders.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • Candidate’s Name While Attending
    • DOB
    • Authorization Form
    • Institution Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number 
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation Date
    • Degree Type
    • Major
    • Minor
    • Diploma/Certificate is sometimes required; many times, these documents contain unique identifiers that are verified against the Institution records, authenticating the document

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 business days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

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    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. It may include such information as the employer's name, dates of employment, position/title, and/or reason for leaving.. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source.

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers across the country. In some cases, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable form and contacting the supervisor or manager is standard practice.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • Candidate’s Name While Employed
    • DOB
    • Employer’s Name
    • Employer’s Address
    • Employer’s Telephone Number
    • Dates of Employment
    • Position/Title
    • Reason for Leaving
    • Authorization form – must contain proper language for authorizing third party to obtain the information
    • Other Documentation – Some employers may have unique processes for providing verifications that can include special authorization forms, experience letters, employment reference letters, etc. These additional requirements will be communicated to you if the need for additional information arises with a specific employer.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 business days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repositories, such as watch lists, PEPs & associates, and sanctions data available around the world. Our product's technology continually searches for updated data within the thousands of list sources, indexing new data every day and providing the most up-to-date results. This is not a country-specific search.

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, & news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    This is an automated search where proprietary technology continually searches for updated data across all available sources, indexing new data every time to ensure delivery of only the most up-to-date results.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last name 
    • First name 
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 business days. 

  • Egypt Background Screening

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    Revision Date: August 16, 2022

    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Services Available:

    • Criminal Search
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watchlist Search

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates, may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

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    Criminal Search

    Description:

    The search is conducted at a Nationwide level. The search returns all convictions that have not been removed due to time that has passed since the sentence. This criminal history check covers citizens and foreigners over 18 years of age and searches the subject’s criminal records through criminal records databases held by public authorities or government agencies under the Ministry of Interior in Egypt. The criminal check in Egypt doesn’t include Interpol criminal checks or courthouse reports. No criminal certificate is issued by an authority.

    Once we submit the request to the authorities, the authorities process the request through the procedures of that particular agency and then provide results back. Candidate participation is not required.

    Sources:

    Ministry of Interior

    Coverage:

    The Criminal history record check contains information for all of the following criminal convictions of offenses, except those deleted by rehabilitation laws or considered spent:

    • Felonies and misdemeanors prejudicial to the public interest
    • Felonies against the government
    • Offenses against the person; crimes against the property
    • Crimes against the public
    • Violation of public roads

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last Name, First Name, Middle Name (if applicable)
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form 
    • Current or Last Known Address in Egypt
    • For Citizens: Copy of Valid national Egyptian ID (both sides) or Egyptian Passport; an expired ID/passport is acceptable
    • For Foreigners: Copy of foreign passport (expired copies are acceptable). If the place of birth on the passport indicates that the person was born in Egypt, we will need an Egyptian ID (both sides) or an Egyptian Passport.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 7 to 8 business days.

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    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of the academic status of any educational level such as high school, college, and post-grad. This may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments.

    Sources:

    The searches are conducted directly with the requested education institution.

    Sources:

    An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. Multiple degrees/majors will be billed accordingly.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Institution Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number (Include Point of Contact)
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation/Conferred Date
    • Degree Obtained
    • Major
    • Minor (if applicable)
    • Authorization Form/Consent Form
    • Copy of Scan of Diploma/Certificate is required*

    *Many times, these documents contain unique identifiers that are verified against the Institution records, authenticating the document, such as VIN numbers which are required when some institutions will need to physically pull the degree to verify.  The requirements listed above are used to narrow down results and will be requested if not initially provided.  

    Some institutions may require additional documentation. Upon request from the institution, Checkr will notify you of any additional requirements.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 business days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the responsiveness of the institutions being verified.

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    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. This may include the employer’s name, dates of employment, position/title, reason for leaving, eligibility for rehire, and comments. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source.

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers across the country. In some cases, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable form, and contacting the supervisor or manager is standard practice.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Employer’s Name
    • Employer’s Address (if available)
    • Employer’s Telephone Number
    • Dates of Employment
    • Position/Title
    • Reason for Leaving
    • Authorization Form
    Some employers may have unique processes for providing verifications that can include special authorization forms, experience letters, employment reference letters, etc. These additional requirements will be communicated to the candidate if the need for additional information arises with a specific employer.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 business days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the responsiveness of the institutions being verified.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search product provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repositories, such as watch lists, PEPs & associates, and sanctions data available around the world. Our product's technology continually searches for updated data within the thousands of list sources, indexing new data every day and providing the most up-to-date results.

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements, and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, & news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    This is an automated search where proprietary technology continually searches for updated data across all available sources, indexing new data every time to ensure delivery of only the most up-to-date results.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last name 
    • First name 
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 business days. 

  • France Background Screening

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    Revision Date: February 18, 2022

    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Services Available:

    • Criminal Search
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watchlist Search

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

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    Criminal Search

    Description:

    “Extract from the 3rd bulletin of the National Criminal Registry” (“Extrait du bulletin numéro 3 du Casier Judiciaire,” hereinafter referred to as “B3”). B3 is the bulletin with the most restricted content. It only mentions the most serious convictions.

    B3’s objective is not to inform - as it is a lighter version - but to allow an individual to produce evidence of absence of any recent and serious condemnations against him. The content of B3 is limited to (art 777 of the French Criminal Code):

    • Sentence to imprisonment for more than two years without suspension or for which suspension was retracted;
    • Sentence to imprisonment for less than two years if the court has ordered its mention in the offender’s B3 (this is extremely rare);
    • Interdictions, incapacity or forfeiture pronounced as principal sentences while they last.

    The court could order that some of those condemnations not be mentioned in the offender’s B3. Anyone requesting a copy of their B3 must prove their identity. No B3s are issued for legal entities. While not forbidden by law to ask for the B3 criminal record, employers cannot usually request this document unless expressly required for some areas of commercial or employment activity (e.g., banking, etc.). The candidate is entitled to refuse this request and to not disclose his/her criminal record if the violations are not related to the employment activity.

    Sources:

    CASIER JUDICIAIRE NATIONAL (NATIONAL CRIMINAL REGISTRY)

    Ordering Requirements:

    It is not possible to order the B3 for the candidate. Only the candidate may request and then share it.

    Estimated Time Service:

    The candidate will receive their B3 within approximately 2 weeks.

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    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of academic status of any educational level such as high school, college and post grad. It may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments.

    Sources:

    The searches are conducted through the specified education institution requested.

    Search Type

    An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. Multiple degrees/majors listed in an order will be billed accordingly.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Name while attending
    • Institution Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number (Include Point of Contact)
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation Date
    • Degree Type
    • Major
    • Minor
    • Copy of Degree

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

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    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. It may include employer’s name, dates of employment, position/title, reason for leaving, eligibility for rehire, and comments. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source. The consent of the candidate is required. 

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers across the country. In some countries, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable form and contacting the supervisor or manager is the normal practice.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Employer Name
    • Employer Address
    • Employer Telephone Number (include point of contact)
    • Dates of Employment
    • Position/Title
    • Reason for leaving
    • Other documentation may be required and will be vary based on the company policies

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search product provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repositories and government watchlists. The search consists of thousands of databases, many of which are updated daily to provide more up to date coverage. 

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, & news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    Multi-jurisdictional database search consisting of both historical and near real time updated information.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last name 
    • First name 
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

  • Germany Background Screening

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    Revision Date: February 18, 2022

    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Services Available:

    • Criminal Search
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watchlist Search

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

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    Criminal Search

    Description:

    A national level search in Germany that returns available criminal conviction records.

    Sources:

    Federal Office of Justice - Federal Central Register

    Search Type:

    In Germany, criminal record checks can be searched in different forms depending on the purpose of the disclosure. The correct form for a commercial organization seeking criminal records information on a prospective employee or a partner is the “Führungszeugnis”. Please note: The employer can only require the presentation of the “Führungszeugnis” if and in so far as it is necessary and relevant for the employment activity. Otherwise, the candidate can submit the “Führungszeugnis” voluntarily. This “Führungszeugnis'' is submitted only to the candidate. The candidate can then pass the “Führungszeugnis'' to the employer or third party in the context of self-disclosure. Also, the candidate can self-certify that they have not committed crimes insofar as relevant for the job.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, and Middle Name
    • Applicant’s current Telephone Number
    • Applicant’s email
    • DOB
    • Address in Country
    • Passport Scan
    • Authorization Firm

    Candidates in Germany experiencing difficulty obtaining in-person appointments to apply for their criminal certificates (“Führungszeugnis”) have the option to instead submit an online application. The candidate must be a German citizen or previous legal resident and have the following requirements: 

    • ID card of electronic residence permit with an activated online identification function
    • 6-digit PIN
    • Smartphone or card reader
    • Connection software
    The Special Release Form is required for candidates that currently reside outside of Germany and the form must also be notarized. The source requires the Original Notarized Special Release Form. Please note copies will not be accepted. Please make sure information is legibly written and the current address is listed in the current address box at the top of the form. These searches are only permissible if the candidate has provided their informed consent covering this purpose. Comprehensive and documented candidate consent covering this purpose and its voluntariness is required. Such candidate consent must cover data, purposes of processing, retention periods, and satisfy all other legal requirements, etc. In employment relationships the requirement of voluntariness is often viewed extremely restrictively.

    Estimated Time Service:

    • For out-of-country: On average 25 to 31 business days once request has been mailed to the German Authorities.
    • For in-country: On average 23 business days.

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    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of academic status of any educational level such as high school, college and post grad. It may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments.

    Sources:

    Educational institutions across Germany. This includes Private or Public Schools, Secondary Education Schools, Apprenticeships, Universities and Colleges. Name and title of the sources will be provided when applicable. 

    Search Type:

    An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. Multiple degrees/majors listed in an order will be billed accordingly.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • Name While Attending
    • DOB
    • Institution’s Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation/Conferred Date
    • Degree Obtained
    • Major
    • Minor
    • Authorization – Must contain proper language for authorizing third party to obtain the information
    • Diploma/Degree Certificate – Sometimes required. Many times these documents contain unique identifiers that are verified against the Institution records, authenticating the document
    The candidate must provide their informed consent before any employer or third party may contact their educational institutions. Without proven consent of the candidate the educational institutions will reject giving information to a third party. Comprehensive and documented candidate consent at the first opportunity covering this purpose is required. Such candidate consent must cover data, purposes of processing, retention periods, and all legal requirements, etc.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 7 business days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

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    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. It may include such information as the employer's name, dates of employment, position/title, and/or reason for leaving.. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source.

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers across the country. In some countries, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable form and contacting the supervisor or manager is the normal practice.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Employer’s Name
    • Employer’s Address
    • Employer’s Telephone Number
    • Dates of Employment
    • Position/Title
    • Reason for Leaving
    • Authorization – Must contain proper language for authorizing third party to obtain the information.
    • Other Documentation – Some employers may have unique processes for providing verifications that may include special authorization forms, experience letters, employment reference letter, etc.. These additional requirements will be communicated at the time of ordering if the need for additional information arise with a specific employer.
    The candidate must provide their informed consent before any employer or third party may contact their educational institutions. Comprehensive and informed consent from the candidate at the first opportunity covering this purpose is required. Such candidate consent must cover data, purposes of processing, retention periods, and other legal requirements, etc.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 7 business days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search product provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repositories and government watchlists. The search consists of thousands of databases, many of which are updated daily to provide more up to date coverage. 

    Sources:

    Government agencies, Financial Institutions and private databases around the world. Please note: The employer can only process this information if and in so far as it is necessary and relevant for the job. The employer could ask the applicant to submit the Certificate of the German society for the securing of loans (“SCHUFA”). This Certificate, however, will only be issued to the data subject.

    Search Type: 

    Multi-jurisdictional database search consisting of both historical and near real time updated information.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle (Name as shown on ID provided)
    • DOB
    • Nationality
    • Authorization – Must contain proper language for authorizing third party to obtain the information.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 1 to 2 business days.

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    In-Country Reimbursement Process for the Fee of a Criminal Certificate

    How to Request a Criminal Certificate: 

    iCOVER will send an email via applicant@icover-services.com within 24-48 hours of the background check invitation being accepted. This email will contain instructions on where the candidate can apply for their certificate. If the candidate has an electronic ID, they may apply online. 

    How to Request a Criminal Certificate Fee Reimbursement:

    There are directions in the email sent from iCOVER for reimbursement of the cost of the certificate. Candidates may request reimbursement from support@i-covereurope.com or from the Checkr Support Team. Candidates should wait 48 hours before requesting reimbursement for the cost of the certificate. This allows time for the request to appear in iCOVER’s system. 

    1. Proof of payment;
    2. International Bank Account Number (IBAN);
    3. SWIFT/Bank Identifier Code (BIC); and
    4. The name of the account holder
    Candidates will be reimbursed by iCOVER for the cost of the certificate only. The money is reimbursed directly to the candidate’s bank account generally within 1 week.  

    Email to the candidate for Germany in-country process:

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  • India Background Screening

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    Revision Date: March 25, 2022

    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Snapshot

    Background screening is a common practice amongst companies in India. The most common background checks are education and past employment verifications. Prior to requesting individual screenings, companies should consult with their legal counsel to evaluate what information is permissible to request based on their intended purpose and data privacy law compliance requirements. Selected screenings should be limited to what is relevant, necessary and proportionate to this purpose. 

    Services Available:

    • Criminal Search
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watchlist Search

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

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    Criminal Search

    Description:

    A national level search in India that returns available conviction records.

    Sources:

    There are variations of criminal record searches in India that are conducted at different sources. These are:

    • Police Verification – Local Police Station of the respective jurisdiction
    • Criminal Court Check – District Court and High Court
    • Police Clearance Certificate – Police Commissioner Office/ Superintendent of Police
    • Online Criminal Verification – Online database of District Court, High Court, Supreme Court

    Search Type:

    Checkr’s current Criminal search offering is a combination of the Police Verification and Online Criminal Certificate. The different search types are:

    • Police Verification – This is a verbal verification (narrative). If there are any criminal records against applicants found in the registries then further investigation is required.
    • Criminal Court Check – This is performed through an attorney and results would be published on their letterhead.
    • Police Clearance Certificate – A clearance certificate is issued to applicant/third party
    • Online Criminal Verification – Snapshot of online courts database search. Also known as the JUDIS search. Includes Supreme Court, High Courts, and Districts & Session Courts.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name
    • Father’s Name
    • DOB
    • Address
    • Copy of a Government issued ID (Passport, PAN Card, DL, etc.)
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 7 to 8 business days.

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    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of academic status of any educational level such as high school, college and post grad. It may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments.

    Sources:

    Registrars and administration offices from educational institutions across India. Please note that many institutions in India require additional documentation and fees to process the verification. Name and title of the sources will be provided when applicable.

    Search Type:

    An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. Multiple degrees/majors listed in an order will be billed accordingly.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name
    • Name While Attending
    • DOB
    • Institution’s Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation Date
    • Degree Obtained
    • Major
    • Minor
    • Authorization – Must contain proper language for authorizing third parties to obtain the information.
    • Diploma/Certificate – This is required by most institutions in India. Many times these documents contain unique identifiers that are verified against the Institution records, authenticating the document.
    • Mark Sheets/Transcripts – These are required by most institutions in India.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 7 days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

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    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. It may include such information as the employer's name, dates of employment, position/title, and/or reason for leaving.. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source.

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers across the country. In some countries, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable form and contacting the supervisor or manager is normal practice.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Employer’s Name
    • Employer’s Address
    • Employer’s Telephone Number
    • Dates of Employment
    • Position/Title
    • Reason for Leaving
    • Employee ID
    • Authorization – Must contain proper language for authorizing third parties to obtain the information.
    • Service Letters/Experience Letters – These are often required by multinational corporations in India.
    • Other Information/Documentation – Most employers have unique processes for providing verifications that may include special authorization forms, and other types of requirements. These additional requirements will be communicated at the time of ordering if the need for additional information arises with a specific employer.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 7 days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search product provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repositories and government watchlists. The search consists of thousands of databases, many of which are updated daily to provide more up to date coverage. 

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, & news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    Multi-jurisdictional database search consisting of both historical and near real time updated information.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last name 
    • First name 
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

  • Ireland Background Screening

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    Revision Date: April 5, 2022

    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Services Available:

    • Criminal Search
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watchlist Search

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates, may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

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    Criminal Search

    Description:

    Search is performed at the local level and returns major offense conviction records. Generally speaking, Irish law makes it legally challenging to order a criminal record check for criminal conviction data except in very limited circumstances, and any results are subject to restrictions under data protection law. Searches are performed by the National Garda Vetting Unit (“NGVU”) of An Garda Siochana. Criminal record checks are relatively uncommon in Ireland, The NGVU will only conduct such searches where it relates to a person who will be working in specified organizations or industries limited to certain areas (for instance, childcare workers, working with vulnerable adults or those in private security services).

    Sources:

    Local Court

    Search Type:

    Local Search

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB 
    • Passport Scan
    • Authorization form must be completed by the applicant and provided to Informed Data.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 to 4 business days.

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    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of academic status of any educational level such as high school, college and post grad. It may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments.

    Sources:

    The searches are conducted through the specified education institution requested. An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. Multiple degrees/majors listed in an order will be billed as separate orders.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • Institution Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number (Include Point of Contact)
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation Date
    • Degree Type
    • Major
    • Minor
    • Copy of degree. 
    • Authorization form

    Some institutions may require additional documentation. Upon request from the institution, Checkr will notify you of any additional requirements.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 business days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the cooperation with the institutions being verified.

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    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. It may include such information as the employer's name, dates of employment, position/title, and/or reason for leaving.. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source.

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers across the country. In some countries, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable form and contacting the supervisor or manager is normal practice.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Employer’s Name
    • Employer’s Address
    • Employer’s Telephone Number
    • Dates of Employment
    • Position/Title
    • Reason for Leaving
    • Authorization form

    Some employers may have unique processes for providing verifications that may include special authorization forms, experience letters, employment reference letters, etc. These additional requirements will be communicated at the time of ordering if the need for additional information arises with a specific employer.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 business days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the cooperation with the institutions being verified.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search product provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repositories and government watchlists. The search consists of thousands of databases, many of which are updated daily to provide more up to date coverage. .

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, & news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    Multi-jurisdictional database search consisting of both historical and near real time updated information.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last name 
    • First name 
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 business days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

  • Israel Background Screening

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    Revision Date: July 29, 2022

    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Services Available:

    • Adverse Media Search
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watchlist Search

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

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    Adverse Media Search

    Description:

    Due to legal restrictions in this country, we are unable to support criminal record searches in Israel at this time. However, Checkr offers an Adverse Media Search as an alternative to the criminal records search. 

    Search Type:

    A database search that includes negative news media sources, private databases, public sanctions lists, and other public and private record repositories.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, and Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 to 3 business days.

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    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of academic status of any educational level such as high school, college, and post grad. This may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments. While our average TAT goal is 6-8 days, some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the responsiveness of the institutions being verified.

    Sources:

    The searches are conducted directly with the requested education institution (subject to the candidate's consent).

    Search Type:

    An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. Multiple degrees/majors listed in order will be billed accordingly.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • Institution Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number (Include Point of Contact)
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation Date
    • Degree Type
    • Major
    • Minor
    • Copy of degree 
    • Authorization form

    Some institutions may require additional documentation. Upon request from the institution, Checkr will notify you of any additional requirements.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 business days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

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    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. This may include employer’s name, dates of employment, position/title, reason for leaving, eligibility for rehire, and comments. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source. While our average TAT goal is 6-8 days, some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the cooperation with the employers being verified.

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers across the country. In some cases, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable form and contacting the supervisor or manager is standard practice.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Employer’s Name
    • Employer’s Address
    • Employer’s Telephone Number
    • Dates of Employment
    • Position/Title
    • Reason for Leaving
    • Authorization form
    • Other Documentation – Some employers may have unique processes for providing verifications that can include special authorization forms, experience letters, employment reference letters, etc. These additional requirements will be communicated to you if the need for additional information arises with a specific employer.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search product provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repositories resources such as watch lists, PEPs & associates, and sanctions data available around the world.  Our product's technology continually searches for updated data within the thousands of list sources, indexing new data information every day and providing the most up-to-date results.

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, & news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    This is an automated search where proprietary technology continually searches for updated data across all available sources, indexing new data every time to ensure delivery of only the most up-to-date results.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last name 
    • First name 
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form 

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 business days. 

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  • Japan Background Screening

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    Revision Date: May 26, 2022

    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Services Available:

    • Negative Media Search
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watchlist

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

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    Negative Media Search

    Description:

    Due to the restrictions in this country for third party access to criminal records, it is not possible to conduct a comprehensive criminal record search in Japan. However, Checkr offers a Negative Media Search as an alternative to the criminal records search. 

    Search Type:

    Negative Media Search

    A database search that includes negative news media sources, private databases, public sanctions lists, and other public and private record repositories.

    Ordering Requirements for Negative Media Search:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, and Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 to 3 business days.

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    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of academic status of any educational level (high school, college, and post-graduate). This may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments.

    Sources:

    The searches are conducted through the specified education institution requested.

    Search Type:

    An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. Multiple degrees/majors listed in an order will be billed accordingly.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • Name While Attending (Local Characters)
    • DOB
    • Institution’s Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation/Conferred Date
    • Degree Obtained
    • Major
    • Minor
    • Authorization Form
    • Diploma/Certificate – Sometimes required in local language. Many times these documents contain unique identifiers that are verified against the Institution records, authenticating the document.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 7 business days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

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    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. This may include employer’s name, dates of employment, position/title, reason for leaving, eligibility for rehire, and comments. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source.

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers across the country. In some countries, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable format and contacting the supervisor or manager is not normal practice.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Employer’s Name
    • Employer’s Address
    • Employer’s Telephone Number
    • Dates of Employment
    • Position/Title
    • Reason for Leaving
    • Authorization Form

    Some employers may have unique processes for providing verifications that can include special authorization forms, experience letters, employment reference letters, etc. These additional requirements will be communicated at the time of ordering if the need for additional information arises with a specific employer.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 7 business days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repositories and government watchlists. The search consists of thousands of databases, many of which are updated daily to provide more up-to-date coverage.

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, and news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    Multi-jurisdictional database search consisting of both historical and near real-time updated information.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last name 
    • First name 
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 business days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

  • Malaysia Background Screening

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    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Services Available:

    • Criminal Search 
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watchlist Search

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates, may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

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    Criminal Search

    Description:

    The search is conducted at a Nationwide level and returns all convictions that have not been removed due to time that has passed since the sentence. The search is conducted via the Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) and reveals publicly available records if the applicant has reported criminal activities. No criminal certificate issued by an authority is provided. Once we submit the request to the authorities, the authorities process the request through the procedures of that particular agency and then provide results back. Candidate participation is not required.

    Sources:

    Royal Malaysia Police (Polis Diraja Malaysia)

    Coverage:

    The Criminal search contains all criminal records of citizens and foreigners over 18 years of age. Details revealed include any arrests pending adjudication, felony and/or misdemeanor level conviction records.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last Name, First Name, Middle Name (if applicable)
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form 
    • Citizens: Copy of Malaysia IC (MyKad – Malaysian National ID)
    • Foreigners: Copy of Passport  

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 5 to 6 business days.

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    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of the academic status of any educational level such as high school, college, and post-grad. It may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments.

    Sources:

    The searches are conducted directly with the requested education institution.

    Search Type:

    An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. Multiple degrees/majors will be billed as separate orders.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Institution Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number 
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation/Conferred Date
    • Degree Obtained
    • Major
    • Minor (if applicable)
    • Authorization Form/Consent Form
    • Copy of Scan of Diploma/Certificate is required*

    *Many times, these documents contain unique identifiers that are verified against the Institution records, authenticating the document, such as VIN numbers which are required when some institutions will need to physically pull the degree to verify.  The requirements listed above are used to narrow down results and will be requested if not initially provided. 

    Note

    Some institutions may require additional documentation. Upon request from the institution, Checkr will notify you of any additional requirements.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 business days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the responsiveness of the institutions being verified.

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    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. This may include the employer’s name, dates of employment, position/title, reason for leaving, eligibility for rehire, and comments. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source. 

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers across the country. In some cases, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable form, and contacting the supervisor or manager is standard practice.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name 
    • DOB 
    • Employer’s Name 
    • Employer’s Address (if available) 
    • Employer’s Telephone Number 
    • Dates of Employment 
    • Position/Title 
    • Reason for Leaving 
    • Authorization Form
    Note

    Some employers may have unique processes for providing verifications that can include special authorization forms, experience letters, employment reference letters, etc. These additional requirements will be communicated to the candidate if the need for additional information arises with a specific employer.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 business days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the responsiveness of the institutions being verified.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search product provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repositories resources, such as watch lists, PEPs & associates, and sanctions data available around the world. Our product's technology continually searches for updated data within the thousands of list sources, indexing new data information every day. 

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements, and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, & news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    This is an automated search where proprietary technology continually searches for updated data across all available sources, indexing new data every time to ensure delivery of only the most up-to-date results.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last name 
    • First name 
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 business days. 

  • Mexico Background Screening

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    Revision Date: March 25, 2022

    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Services Available:

    • Criminal Search
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watchlist Search

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

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    Criminal Search

    Description:

    The criminal search is conducted at the National level covering all Mexican states. The search returns all available criminal offenses against the subject searched. It may include charge type, offense date, court, and file date. Other case information may not be available.

    Sources:

    The search is conducted through the Secretariat of Protection and Citizen Security (“Secretaria de Proteccion y Seguridad Ciudadana”) at a federal level and, local or state agencies which vary per jurisdiction  

    Search Type:

    The search covers federal, state and city level jurisdictions and generates a Criminal Certificate. The search period varies per each jurisdiction. Although, many jurisdictions contain historical data, only certain information will be reportable based on local regulations. It is common practice for citizens to obtain and provide an employer with a copy of their Letter of No Criminal Record (“Carta de No Antecedentes Penales” or “Certificados de No Antecedentes Penales“); however these have been discouraged by the present administration and even denied by some agencies as they are considered discriminatory; therefore they are only issued under specific circumstances.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - All other names by which applicant is known or have previously
    • been known (such as your maiden name), must be provided in full, including given
    • names.
    • DOB
    • Address in Country
    • CURP Number – Clave Única de Registro de Población
    • Copy of Government ID
    • Consent Form – Signed consent is required

    The applicant should previously be provided with and have signed a data privacy notice before conducting the screening.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 5 business days.

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    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of academic status of any educational level such as high school, college and post grad. It may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments.

    Sources:

    Registrars and administration offices from educational institutions across Mexico. Some institutions may require additional documentation and fees to process the verification. Name and title of the sources will be provided when applicable. An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. Multiple degrees/majors listed in an order will be billed accordingly.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name (all names including Father’s Last name and Mother’s Last Name)
    • Name While Attending
    • DOB
    • Institution’s Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation Date
    • Degree Obtained/Licentiate Date*
    • Major
    • Minor
    • Authorization – Must contain proper language for authorizing third party to obtain the information.
    • Diploma/Certificate – This may be required by some institutions.

    Although graduation is a common practice in Mexico, for many institutions the Licentiate Date is what determines if the applicant obtained the degree. The applicant should previously be provided with and have signed a data privacy notice before conducting the screening.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 7 days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

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    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. It may include such information as the employer's name, dates of employment, position/title, and/or reason for leaving.. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source.

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers across the country. In some countries, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable form and contacting the supervisor or manager is normal practice.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Employer’s Name
    • Employer’s Address
    • Employer’s Telephone Number
    • Dates of Employment
    • Position/Title
    • Reason for Leaving
    • Employee ID
    • Authorization – Must contain proper language for authorizing third party to obtain the information.

    Some employers may have unique processes for providing verifications that may include special authorization forms, experience letters, employment reference letters, etc. These additional requirements will be communicated at the time of ordering if the need for additional information arises with a specific employer. The applicant should previously be provided with and signed a data privacy notice before conducting the screening.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 7 days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search product provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repositories and government watchlists. The search consists of thousands of databases, many of which are updated daily to provide more up to date coverage. 

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, & news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    Multi-jurisdictional database search consisting of both historical and near real time updated information.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle, suffix
    • Aliases/Other Names
    • DOB
    • Nationality
    • Authorization – Must contain proper language for authorizing third party to obtain
    • the information.

    The applicant should previously be provided with and have signed a data privacy notice before conducting the screening.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 1 to 2 days.

  • Netherlands Background Screenings

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    Revision Date: July 15, 2022

    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Services Available:

    • Criminal Search 
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watchlist Search

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

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    Criminal Search

    Description:

    Search is conducted at the national level and returns major offense conviction records and some minor offenses. 

    Sources:

    Dutch Ministry of Justice (COVOG)

    Search Type:

    Nationwide Search

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, and Middle Name
    • DOB 
    • Address
    • Passport Scan
    • Special Release and Authorization form must be completed by candidate

    The process for conducting these searches differs depending on whether the candidate lives in-country or out-of-country. 

    In-country Candidates: The candidate should be prepared to include the Special Application Form (with all fields filled in by the candidate), Subject Letter of Authority, a copy of the candidate’s ID, and last registered address in the Netherlands when they apply for the certificate. The candidate will be contacted by our European partner and will be required to apply in person for the certificate at the Municipality where they are registered in the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP). They will be required to return to the municipality to obtain a copy of their certificate and scan it back to our European partner. The email template that will be used to contact the candidate is in the instructional packet included with the application form. The process for in-country candidates can take up to 8 weeks. 

    Out-of Country Candidates: The Special Application Form is required (with all fields filled in by the candidate), along with the Subject Letter of Authority (signed and dated by the candidate), a copy of the candidate’s ID, current address, and last registered address in the Netherlands. Once the candidate receives the certificate, they will scan a copy of the certificate to Checkr. The TAT for out-of-country candidates is approximately 21 days.

    The candidate must contact the source directly via phone if they would like an update on the status of their application. The contact telephone number is +31 889982200 - option 1 then 4, and the contact email is justis@minvenj.nl.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 42 business days.

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    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of academic status of any educational level such as high school, college and post grad. It may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments.

    Sources:

    The searches are conducted directly with the requested education institution.

    Search Type:

    An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. Multiple degrees/majors listed in an order will be billed as separate orders.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • Institution Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number (Include Point of Contact)
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation Date
    • Degree Type
    • Major
    • Minor
    • Copy of degree
    • Authorization form

    Some institutions may require additional documentation. Upon request from the institution, Checkr will notify you of any additional requirements.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 business days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on responsiveness of the institution being verified.

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    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. It may include such information as the employer's name, dates of employment, position/title, and/or reason for leaving.. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source.

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers across the country. In some cases, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable form and contacting the supervisor or manager is standard practice.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Employer’s Name
    • Employer’s Address
    • Employer’s Telephone Number
    • Dates of Employment
    • Position/Title
    • Reason for Leaving
    • Authorization form

    Some employers may have unique processes for providing verifications that can include special authorization forms, experience letters, employment reference letters, etc. These additional requirements will be communicated to you if the need for additional information arises with a specific employer.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 business days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the responsiveness of the employer being verified.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repositories, such as watch lists, PEPs & associates, and sanctions data available around the world. Our product's technology continually searches for updated data within the thousands of list sources, indexing new data every day and providing the most up-to-date results. This is not a country-specific search.

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, & news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    This is an automated search where proprietary technology continually searches for updated data across all available sources, indexing new data every time to ensure delivery of only the most up-to-date results.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last name 
    • First name 
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 business days. 

  • Nigeria Background Screening

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    Revision Date: August 16, 2022

    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Services Available:

    • Criminal Search
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watchlist Search

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates, may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

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    Criminal Search

    Description:

    The search is conducted at a Nationwide level. The search returns all convictions that have not been removed due to time that has passed since the sentence. The criminal history check searches the subject’s criminal records through Nigeria’s Criminal Record Bureau - Central Criminal Record, ‘D’Dept Force Criminal Investigation Department Annex. No criminal certificate is provided.

    Once we submit the request to the authorities, the authorities process the request through the procedures of that particular agency and then provide results back. Candidate participation is not required.

    Sources:

    Criminal Record Bureau - Central Criminal Record, ‘D’Dept Force CID Annex

    Coverage:

    The Criminal history record check covers citizens and foreigners over 18 years of age and contains information for all of the following criminal convictions of offenses, except those deleted by rehabilitation laws or considered spent:

    • Offenses relating to the currency
    • Offenses relating to posts and telecommunications
    • Miscellaneous offenses against public authority
    • Injurious acts to the public in general
    • Offenses relating to religious worship offenses against morality (e.g., indecent practices, conspiracy to defile, indecent acts, etc.)
    • Obscene publications
    • Nuisances
    • Gaming houses
    • Lotteries, misconduct related to corpses
    • Offenses against public health
    • Rogues and vagabonds
    • Bringing contempt on the uniform
    • Assaults and violence to the person generally
    • Homicide
    • Suicide
    • Infanticide
    • Concealment of birth
    • Offenses endangering life or health assaults
    • Assaults on females
    • Abduction
    • Offenses against liberty
    • Slave dealing
    • Offenses related to marriage and parental rights and duties
    • Offenses related to property and contracts
    • Stealing
    • Stealing with violence
    • Extortion by threats
    • Obtaining property by false pretenses
    • Cheating
    • Burglary
    • Housebreaking
    • Receiving property stolen or fraudulently obtained and like offenses
    • Frauds by trustees and officers of companies and corporations
    • False accounting
    • Forgery
    • Fraudulent debtors
    • Cruelty to animals
    • Miscellaneous offenses in relation to ships and wharves
    • Conspiracy

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last Name, First Name, Middle Name 
    • DOB 
    • Address in Country
    • Authorization Form 
    • Passport / ID Copy
    • Current Address

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 7 to 8 business days.

    ________________________________________

    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of the academic status of any educational level such as high school, college, and post-grad. This may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments.

    Sources:

    The searches are conducted directly with the requested education institution.

    Sources:

    An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. Multiple degrees/majors will be billed accordingly.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • Institution Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number (Include Point of Contact)
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation/Conferred Date
    • Degree Obtained
    • Major
    • Minor (if applicable)
    • Authorization Form/Consent Form
    • Copy of Scan of Diploma/Certificate is required*

    *Many times, these documents contain unique identifiers that are verified against the Institution records, authenticating the document, such as VIN numbers which are required when some institutions will need to physically pull the degree to verify.  The requirements listed above are used to narrow down results and will be requested if not initially provided.  

    Some institutions may require additional documentation. Upon request from the institution, Checkr will notify you of any additional requirements.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 15 to 20 business days. Education Verifications require a longer processing time in Nigeria due to the longer times required to make contact and receive responses from sources. As of Spring 2022, the country is also experiencing an ongoing National strike of the Academic and Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, impacting all institutions and the verification process.

    Note: Third parties cannot conduct Nigeria West African Examinations Council (WAEC) requests unless the candidate has someone (kinsman) that can physically go to the 7th floor at the WAEC in Nigeria and make a payment and request for the search to be conducted.

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    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. This may include the employer’s name, dates of employment, position/title, reason for leaving, eligibility for rehire, and comments. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source.

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers across the country. In some cases, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable form, and contacting the supervisor or manager is standard practice.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Employer’s Name
    • Employer’s Address (if available)
    • Employer’s Telephone Number
    • Dates of Employment
    • Position/Title
    • Reason for Leaving
    • Authorization Form
    Some employers may have unique processes for providing verifications that can include special authorization forms, experience letters, employment reference letters, etc. These additional requirements will be communicated to the candidate if the need for additional information arises with a specific employer.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 10 to 15 days. Employment Verifications require a longer processing time in Nigeria due to the longer times required to make contact and receive responses from sources.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search product provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repositories, such as watch lists, PEPs & associates, and sanctions data available around the world. Our product's technology continually searches for updated data within the thousands of list sources, indexing new data every day and providing the most up-to-date results.

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements, and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, & news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    This is an automated search where proprietary technology continually searches for updated data across all available sources, indexing new data every time to ensure delivery of only the most up-to-date results.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last name 
    • First name 
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 business days. 

  • Pakistan Background Screening

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    Revision Date: August 16, 2022

    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Services Available:

    • Criminal Search
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watchlist Search

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates, may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

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    Criminal Search

    Description:

    The search is conducted at a Nationwide level. The search returns all convictions that have not been removed due to time that has passed since the sentence. It searches the subject’s criminal records through the Courts and/or Tribunals of Pakistan under the Ministry of Interior. No criminal certificate issued by an authority is provided. Once we submit the request to the authorities, the authorities process the request through the procedures of that particular agency and then provide results back. Candidate participation is not required.

    Sources:

    Courts and Tribunals of Pakistan

    Coverage:

    The Criminal history record check covers citizens and foreigners over 18 years of age and contains information for all criminal convictions of offenses, except those deleted by rehabilitation laws or considered spent.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last Name, First Name, Middle Name (if applicable)
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form 
    • Address in-Country
    • Passport/ID Copy
    • Current Address

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 9 to 10 business days.

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    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of the academic status of any educational level such as high school, college, and post-grad. This may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments.

    Sources:

    The searches are conducted directly with the requested education institution.

    Sources:

    An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. Multiple degrees/majors will be billed accordingly.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Institution Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number 
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation/Conferred Date
    • Degree Obtained
    • Major
    • Minor (if applicable)
    • Authorization Form/Consent Form
    • Copy of Scan of Diploma/Certificate is required*

    *Many times, these documents contain unique identifiers that are verified against the Institution records, authenticating the document, such as VIN numbers which are required when some institutions will need to physically pull the degree to verify.  The requirements listed above are used to narrow down results and will be requested if not initially provided.  

    Some institutions may require additional documentation. Upon request from the institution, Checkr will notify you of any additional requirements.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 10 to 13 days. Education Verifications require a longer processing time in Pakistan due to longer times required to make contact and receive responses from sources.

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    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. This may include the employer’s name, dates of employment, position/title, reason for leaving, eligibility for rehire, and comments. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source.

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers across the country. In some cases, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable form, and contacting the supervisor or manager is standard practice.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Employer’s Name
    • Employer’s Address (if available)
    • Employer’s Telephone Number
    • Dates of Employment
    • Position/Title
    • Reason for Leaving
    • Authorization Form
    Some employers may have unique processes for providing verifications that can include special authorization forms, experience letters, employment reference letters, etc. These additional requirements will be communicated to the candidate if the need for additional information arises with a specific employer.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the responsiveness of the institutions being verified.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search product provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repositories, such as watch lists, PEPs & associates, and sanctions data available around the world. Our product's technology continually searches for updated data within the thousands of list sources, indexing new data every day and providing the most up-to-date results.

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements, and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, & news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    This is an automated search where proprietary technology continually searches for updated data across all available sources, indexing new data every time to ensure delivery of only the most up-to-date results.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last name 
    • First name 
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 days. 

  • Philippines Background Screening

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    Revision Date: March 25, 2022

    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Snapshot:

    While it is common practice for companies to carry out background checks on candidates in the Philippines, privacy regulations place restrictions on the specific personal information that can be collected as well as how that information can be used. Importantly, when requesting background checks, companies must declare a legitimate purpose and only request personal information that is directly relevant, necessary, and not excessive in relation to fulfilling that purpose. Prior to the conduct of background checks by Checkr, it shall be the responsibility of the company to obtain the written and individual consent of its applicants, employees, or such other persons endorsed for screening, in accordance with the Data Privacy Act of 2012.

    Services Available:

    • Criminal Search
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watchlist Search

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

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    Criminal Search

    Description:

    Criminal records encompass a nationwide criminal search including both federal and state level search of 26 state criminal repositories. It returns unspent major offense conviction records.

    Sources:

    Consolidated court index/ National Bureau of Investigation

    Search Type:

    Search is conducted initially on the local level, then on the national level through the National Bureau of Investigation where possible records are located.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB 
    • Address in Philippines
    • Passport or Philippine government-issued ID scan
    • Authorization form

     If possible records are found, an additional form must be completed by the candidate prior to completing the search and an additional fee is applied to retrieve and verify record details.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 5 to 6 business days.

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    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of academic status of any educational level such as high school, college and post grad. It may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments.

    Sources:

    The searches are conducted through the specified education institution requested. An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. Multiple degrees/majors listed in an order will be billed as separate orders.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name while attending - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • Institution Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number (Include Point of Contact)
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation Date
    • Degree Type
    • Major
    • Minor
    • Copy of degree 
    • Authorization form

    Some institutions may require additional documentation. Upon request from the institution, Checkr will notify you of any additional requirements.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the cooperation with the institutions being verified.

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    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. It may include such information as the employer's name, dates of employment, position/title, and/or reason for leaving.. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source.

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers across the country. In some countries, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable form and contacting the supervisor or manager is normal practice.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Employer’s Name
    • Employer’s Address
    • Employer’s Telephone Number (include point of contact)
    • Dates of Employment
    • Position/Title
    • Reason for Leaving
    • Authorization form

    Some employers may have unique processes for providing verifications that may include special authorization forms, experience letters, employment reference letters, etc. These additional requirements will be communicated at the time of ordering if the need for additional information arises with a specific employer.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the cooperation with the institutions being verified.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search product provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repositories and government watchlists. The search consists of thousands of databases, many of which are updated daily to provide more up to date coverage. 

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, & news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    Multi-jurisdictional database search consisting of both historical and near real time updated information.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last name 
    • First name 
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

  • Poland Background Screening

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    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Services Available:

    • Criminal Search
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watchlist Search

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates, may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

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    Criminal Search

    Description:

    The search is conducted at a Nationwide level. The search returns all convictions that have not been removed due to time that has passed since the conviction. The search result in a Criminal Record Certificate from the National Criminal register and ECRIS registry (for EU data subjects).

    Once we submit the request to the authorities, the authorities process the request through the procedures of that particular agency and then provide results back. 

    Please note that Polish law allows employers to obtain data from criminal records only to the extent necessary for the employment of an employee. Requirements may vary depending on the specific position, profession, or business activity involved. Make sure to consult your counsel if you have questions.

    Sources:

    The NCR (National Criminal Register) – Ministry of Justice

    Coverage:

    The certificate of criminal records contains information for all of the following criminal convictions of offenses, except those deleted by rehabilitation laws or considered spent:

    • offenses against peace, and humanity, and war crimes 
    • offenses against the Republic of Poland 
    • offenses against defense capability 
    • offenses against life and health 
    • offenses against public safety 
    • offenses against safety in traffic 
    • offenses against the environment 
    • offenses against liberty 
    • offenses against freedom of conscience and religion 
    • offenses against sexual liberty and decency 
    • offenses against the family and guardianship 
    • offenses against honor and personal inviolability 
    • offenses against the rights of the persons pursuing paid work 
    • offenses against the functioning of the state and local government institutions  
    • offenses against the administration of justice 
    • offenses against elections and referenda 
    • offenses against public order 
    • offenses against the protection of information 
    • offenses against the credibility of documents
    • offenses against property 
    • offenses against business transactions 
    • offenses against the circulation of money and securities
    • public sex offenders’ registry listing the most dangerous sex offenders in Poland 

    Pursuant to Article 106 of the Polish Criminal Code, from the moment of its deletion, the sentence is considered non-existent, the record of the sentence is deleted from the criminal register except for pronounced against pedophiles, which are not deleted. 

    Records on sentences for criminal or fiscal offenses are kept in the register for:

    • 5 years from the end of a period of probation or payment of a fine 
    • 15 years in case of imprisonment of up to 5 years 
    • 30 years in case of imprisonment of more than 5 years

    Records on a person committed to a psychiatric institution are retained for 

    • 5 years after the person is released 

    Records on a juvenile person placed in a remand center are deleted after the person is released 

    The legal prescription of a sentence varies, depending on the type of offense committed and sentence pronounced.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last Name, First Name, Middle Name (if applicable)
    • DOB 
    • Address in Country
    • Authorization Form (general consent)
    • Poland’s Application Form – Fill out the form in Polish (page 1 and review the instruction page). The source will not accept a translation. The signature on the special form must be a wet signature. 
    • Poland’s Special Consent Form – The signature on the consent form must be a wet signature.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 14 to 15 business days. Searches for foreigners in Poland may take up to 21 business days due to the authority requesting an ECRIS (EU) criminal record check from the country of origin of the subject.

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    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of the academic status of any educational level such as high school, college, and post-grad. This may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments.

    Sources:

    The searches are conducted directly through the requested education institution.

    Search Type:

    An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. Multiple degrees/majors will be billed as separate orders.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Institution Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number 
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation/Conferred Date
    • Degree Obtained
    • Major
    • Minor (if applicable)
    • Authorization Form/Consent Form
    • Copy or scan of Diploma/Certificate is required*

    *Many times, these documents contain unique identifiers that are verified against the Institution records, authenticating the document, such as VIN numbers which are required when some institutions will need to physically pull the degree to verify.  The requirements listed above are used to narrow down results and will be requested if not initially provided.

    Note

    Some institutions may require additional documentation. Upon request from the institution, Checkr will notify you of any additional requirements.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 business days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the responsiveness of the institutions being verified.

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    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. This may include the employer’s name, dates of employment, position/title, the reason for leaving, eligibility for rehire, and comments. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source.

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers across the country. In some cases, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable form, and contacting the supervisor or manager is standard practice.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Employer’s Name
    • Employer’s Address (if available)
    • Employer’s Telephone Number
    • Dates of Employment
    • Position/Title
    • Reason for Leaving
    • Authorization Form
    Note

    Some employers may have unique processes for providing verifications that may include special authorization forms, experience letters, employment reference letters, etc. These additional requirements will be communicated at the time of ordering if the need for additional information arises with a specific employer

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 business days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the cooperation with the institutions being verified.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search product provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repository resources, such as watch lists, PEPs & associates, and sanctions data available around the world. Our product's technology continually searches for updated data within the thousands of list sources, indexing new data information every day.

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements, and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, and news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    This is an automated search where proprietary technology continually searches for updated data across all available sources, indexing new data every time to ensure delivery of only the most up-to-date results.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last name 
    • First name 
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 business days. 

  • Singapore Background Screening

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    Revision Date: May 26, 2022

    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Snapshot:

    Background screening is a common practice amongst companies in Singapore. Privacy regulations place obligations on organizations requesting background checks to ensure protection of the data and rights of the candidates being screened. Importantly, companies are encouraged to only request information that is relevant and necessary to the assessment of a candidate’s suitability for the role.

    Services Available:

    • Criminal Records
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watchlist

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates, may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

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    Criminal Search

    Description:

    A national-level search in Singapore that returns available or no conviction records. A Certificate of Clearance (COC) will be issued by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to certify that a person has no criminal conviction within a stipulated period of time of residence in Singapore. No candidate involvement is required to complete this search.

    Sources:

    The Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name
    • Consent form
    • Passport Scan

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 5 business days.

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    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of academic status of any educational level (high school, college, and post-graduate). This may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments.

    Sources:

    The searches are conducted directly with the requested education institution. An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. 

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • Institution Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number (Include Point of Contact)
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation Date
    • Degree Type
    • Major
    • Minor
    • Copy of degree 
    • Authorization form

    Some institutions may require additional documentation. Upon request from the institution, Checkr will notify you of any additional requirements.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 business days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the cooperation of the institutions being verified.

    ________________________________________

    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. This may include employer’s name, dates of employment, position/title, reason for leaving, eligibility for rehire, and comments. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source.

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers across the country. In some countries, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable form and contacting the supervisor or manager is standard practice.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Employer’s Name
    • Employer’s Address
    • Employer’s Telephone Number
    • Dates of Employment
    • Position/Title
    • Reason for Leaving
    • Authorization form

    Some employers may have unique processes for providing verifications that can include special authorization forms, experience letters, employment reference letters, etc. These additional requirements will be communicated at the time of ordering if the need for additional information arises with a specific employer.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 business days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the cooperation of the institutions being verified.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repositories and government watchlists. The search consists of thousands of databases, many of which are updated daily to provide more up-to-date coverage.

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, and news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    Multi-jurisdictional database search consisting of both historical and near real-time updated information.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last name 
    • First name 
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 business days. 

  • South Africa Background Screening

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    Revision Date: August 16, 2022

    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Services Available:

    • Criminal Search
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watchlist Search

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates, may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

    ________________________________________

    Criminal Search

    Description:

    The criminal history check is conducted at a Nationwide level where a criminal record check is relevant or pertinent to the inherent requirements of the specific job position. The search returns all convictions that have not been removed due to time that has passed since the sentence. The check searches the subject’s criminal records through criminal records databases held by public authorities or government agencies under the Ministry of Interior in South Africa. This search does not provide a Criminal Certificate or Clearance Certificate. Once we submit the request to the authorities, the authorities process the request through the procedures of that particular agency, and then provide results back. Candidate participation is not required.

    Sources:

    Central Police Register, Criminal Bureau Security Branch South African Police

    Coverage:

    This criminal history check covers citizens and foreigners over 18 years of age. The criminal history record check contains information for all criminal convictions of offenses, except those deleted by rehabilitation laws or considered spent or that have been expunged.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last Name, First Name, Middle Name (if applicable)
    • DOB 
    • Address in Country
    • Authorization Form 
    • Passport/ID Copy 

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 13 to 15 business days.

    ________________________________________

    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of the academic status of any educational level such as high school, college, and post-grad. This may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments.

    Sources:

    The searches are conducted directly with the requested education institution.

    Sources:

    An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. Multiple degrees/majors will be billed accordingly.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Institution Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number 
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation/Conferred Date
    • Degree Obtained
    • Major
    • Minor (if applicable)
    • Authorization Form/Consent Form
    • Copy of Scan of Diploma/Certificate is required*

    *Many times, these documents contain unique identifiers that are verified against the Institution records, authenticating the document, such as VIN numbers which are required when some institutions will need to physically pull the degree to verify.  The requirements listed above are used to narrow down results and will be requested if not initially provided.  

    Some institutions may require additional documentation. Upon request from the institution, Checkr will notify you of any additional requirements.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the responsiveness of the institutions being verified.

    ________________________________________

    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. This may include the employer’s name, dates of employment, position/title, reason for leaving, eligibility for rehire, and comments. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source.

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers across the country. In some cases, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable form, and contacting the supervisor or manager is standard practice.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Employer’s Name
    • Employer’s Address (if available)
    • Employer’s Telephone Number
    • Dates of Employment
    • Position/Title
    • Reason for Leaving
    • Authorization Form
    Some employers may have unique processes for providing verifications that can include special authorization forms, experience letters, employment reference letters, etc. These additional requirements will be communicated to the candidate if the need for additional information arises with a specific employer.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the responsiveness of the institutions being verified.

    ________________________________________

    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search product provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repositories, such as watch lists, PEPs & associates, and sanctions data available around the world. Our product's technology continually searches for updated data within the thousands of list sources, indexing new data every day and providing the most up-to-date results.

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements, and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, & news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    This is an automated search where proprietary technology continually searches for updated data across all available sources, indexing new data every time to ensure delivery of only the most up-to-date results.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last name 
    • First name 
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 days. 

  • South Korea Background Screening

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    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Services Available:

    • Adverse Media Search 
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watchlist Search

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates, may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

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    Adverse Media Search

    Description:

    Checkr conducts adverse media checks in South Korea in lieu of a criminal search. In nations where third party access to criminal record information is restricted, media checks can be performed that access private databases, public sanctions lists, media sources, and other public and private record repositories.

    Sources:

    N/A

    Search Type:

    Global Search

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last Name, First Name, Middle Name 
    • DOB 
    • Address 
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 to 3 business days.

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    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of the academic status of any educational level such as high school, college, and post-grad. It may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments.

    Sources:

    The searches are conducted directly with the requested education institution.

    Search Type:

    An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. Multiple degrees/majors will be billed as separate orders.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • Institution Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number (Include Point of Contact)
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation Date
    • Degree Type
    • Major
    • Minor
    • Copy of Degree 
    • Authorization Form
    Note

    Some institutions may require additional documentation. Upon request from the institution, Checkr will notify you of any additional requirements.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 business days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the responsiveness of the institutions being verified.

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    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. This may include the employer’s name, dates of employment, position/title, reason for leaving, eligibility for rehire, and comments. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source. 

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers across the country. In some cases, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable form, and contacting the supervisor or manager is standard practice.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Employer’s Name
    • Employer’s Address
    • Employer’s Telephone Number
    • Dates of Employment
    • Position/Title
    • Reason for Leaving
    • Authorization Form
    Note

    Some employers may have unique processes for providing verifications that can include special authorization forms, experience letters, employment reference letters, etc. These additional requirements will be communicated to the candidate if the need for additional information arises with a specific employer.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 business days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the responsiveness of the institutions being verified.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search product provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repositories resources, such as watch lists, PEPs & associates, and sanctions data available around the world. Our product's technology continually searches for updated data within the thousands of list sources, indexing new data information every day. 

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements, and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, & news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    This is an automated search where proprietary technology continually searches for updated data across all available sources, indexing new data every time to ensure delivery of only the most up-to-date results.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last name 
    • First name 
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 business days. 

  • Spain Background Screening

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    Revision Date: May 26, 2022

    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Services Available:

    • Criminal Records
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watchlist

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

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    Criminal Records

    Description:

    This jurisdiction has a two-part process. The initial name search is completed at the national level. If a possible record is located, additional steps are taken, some requiring applicant participation.  As a general rule, employers cannot request candidates or actual employees to provide their criminal records or obtain this information through other means. The only limited exception to this rule is where the employer is subject to the obligation to check the candidate’s criminal records for the specific position by Spanish law or EU law, such as for certain airport security personnel or positions that involve working with minors.

    Sources:

    Criminal Court (Juzgados de lo Penal)

    Search Type:

    Local search

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name 
    • DOB 
    • Address 
    • Passport Scan

    Government issued photo ID from any country may be provided in lieu of Passport Scan.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 5 days.

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    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of academic status of any educational level (high school, college, post graduate, etc.). This may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments.

    Sources:

    The searches are conducted directly with the requested education institution.

    Sources:

    An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. Multiple degrees/majors will be billed accordingly.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • Institution Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number (Include Point of Contact)
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation Date
    • Degree Type
    • Major
    • Minor
    • Copy of degree 
    • Authorization form
    Some institutions may require additional documentation. Upon request from the institution, Checkr will notify you of any additional requirements.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the responsiveness of the institutions being verified.

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    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. This may include employer’s name, dates of employment, position/title, reason for leaving, eligibility for rehire, and comments. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source.

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers across the country. In some cases, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable form and contacting the supervisor or manager is standard practice.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Employer’s Name
    • Employer’s Address
    • Employer’s Telephone Number
    • Dates of Employment
    • Position/Title
    • Reason for Leaving
    • Authorization form

    Some employers may have unique processes for providing verifications that can include special authorization forms, experience letters, employment reference letters, etc. These additional requirements will be communicated to the candidate if the need for additional information arises with a specific employer.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the responsiveness of the institutions being verified.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search product provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repositories, such as watch lists, PEPs & associates, and sanctions data available around the world. Our product's technology continually searches for updated data within the thousands of list sources, indexing new data every day and providing the most up-to-date results.

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, & news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    This is an automated search where proprietary technology continually searches for updated data across all available sources, indexing new data every time to ensure delivery of only the most up-to-date results.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last name 
    • First name 
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 days. 

  • Sweden Background Screening

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    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Services Available:

    • Criminal Search
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watchlist Search

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates, may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

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    Criminal Search

    Description:

    The search is conducted at a Nationwide level. The search returns all convictions that have not been removed due to time that has passed since the conviction.  The search results in a Criminal Record Certificate from the National Police. Once we submit the request to the authorities, the authorities process the request through the procedures of that particular agency and then provide results back. 

    According to the law, the Swedish National Police Authority is responsible for the criminal records and records of suspected offenders. These records contain information on individuals who have been penalized for crime and who are under reasonable suspicion for crime.

    Swedish law imposes limits on an employer’s ability to retain or otherwise further process data relating to criminal convictions and offenses. Make sure to consult your counsel when handling such data.

    Sources:

    Swedish National Police Board

    Coverage:

    The Certificate contains information of all criminal convictions of offenses except those deleted by rehabilitation laws or considered spent for the following categories of subjects: 

    • subjects sentenced in criminal courts (fine sentence included), 
    • subjects with an issued restraining order against them, 
    • subjects for whom a case prosecution had been abstained from. 

    And the following offenses: 

    • Crimes against life and health 
    • Crimes against liberty and peace 
    • Defamation 
    • Sexual crimes (e.g. minors) 
    • Crimes against the family 
    • Theft, Robbery and other crimes of stealing 
    • Fraud and other dishonesty 
    • Embezzlement and other breaches of trust 
    • Crimes against creditors 
    • Crimes inflicting damage 
    • Crimes involving public danger 
    • Crimes of falsification 
    • Perjury; false prosecution and other untrue statements 
    • Crimes against public order 
    • Crimes against public activity 
    • Crimes of lese-majesty 
    • Crimes against the security of the realm 
    • Misuse of office 
    • Crimes by members of the armed forces 
    • Treason 
    • Attempt 
    • Preparation 
    • Conspiracy and Complicity 

    The legal prescription of a sentence varies between 3 and 20 years, depending on the type of offense committed. The maximum prescription of a sentence to be held in the Swedish criminal records database is 20 years. If there is more than one criminal record for an individual, all information will remain visible until all the convictions are considered “spent.” 

    For subjects aged under 18, at the time of the offense, the information is in general kept for only 3 or 5 years, depending on the type of sentence. Imprisonment sentences are excluded from this exception, but it is highly unusual for individuals under 21 to be sentenced to prison in Sweden.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last Name, First Name, Middle Name (if applicable)
    • DOB 
    • Address in Country
    • Current Address
    • Authorization Form 
    • Passport Scan (or for in-country, a copy of valid Swedish ID card on both sides/Birth Certificate or population registration certificate will suffice) 
    • Place of Birth
    • Sweden’s Application Form (Request for an Extract)
    Note
    • The authorities recommend that for Citizens, a copy of valid Swedish ID card on both sides / valid Passport/Birth Certificate is provided or a copy of the population registration certificate if no Swedish number.
    • Selecting the ‘multilanguage’ option on the form will apply additional fees and is not necessary for candidates to select.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 16 business days.

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    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of the academic status of any educational level such as high school, college, and post-grad. This may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments.

    Sources:

    The searches are conducted directly through the requested education institution.

    Search Type:

    An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. Multiple degrees/majors will be billed as separate orders.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Institution Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number 
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation/Conferred Date
    • Degree Obtained
    • Major
    • Minor (if applicable)
    • Authorization Form/Consent Form
    • Copy or scan of Diploma/Certificate is required*

    *Many times, these documents contain unique identifiers that are verified against the Institution records, authenticating the document, such as VIN numbers which are required when some institutions will need to physically pull the degree to verify.  The requirements listed above are used to narrow down results and will be requested if not initially provided.

    Note

    Some institutions may require additional documentation. Upon request from the institution, Checkr will notify you of any additional requirements.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 business days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the responsiveness of the institutions being verified.

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    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. This may include the employer’s name, dates of employment, position/title, the reason for leaving, eligibility for rehire, and comments. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source.

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers across the country. In some cases, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable form, and contacting the supervisor or manager is standard practice.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Employer’s Name
    • Employer’s Address (if available)
    • Employer’s Telephone Number
    • Dates of Employment
    • Position/Title
    • Reason for Leaving
    • Authorization Form
    Note

    Some employers may have unique processes for providing verifications that may include special authorization forms, experience letters, employment reference letters, etc. These additional requirements will be communicated at the time of ordering if the need for additional information arises with a specific employer

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 business days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the cooperation with the institutions being verified.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search product provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repository resources, such as watch lists, PEPs & associates, and sanctions data available around the world. Our product's technology continually searches for updated data within the thousands of list sources, indexing new data information every day.

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements, and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, and news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    This is an automated search where proprietary technology continually searches for updated data across all available sources, indexing new data every time to ensure delivery of only the most up-to-date results.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last name 
    • First name 
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 business days. 

  • Turkey Background Screening

    Read More

    Revision Date: July 16, 2022

    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Services Available:

    • Criminal Records – Nationwide
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watch List

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

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    Criminal Search

    Description:

    The search is conducted offline by the authorities at the National level. This criminal search returns all registered offenses, except those deleted by rehabilitation laws. Once we submit the request to the authorities, the authorities process the request through the procedures of that court and then provide results back. No candidate involvement is required to conduct this search.

    Types of offenses reported in Turkey include, but are not limited to:

    • Offenses against the person (Kişilere Karşı Suçlar; e.g., Offenses against Life) 
    • Offenses Against Physical Integrity
    • Experimentation on Human Beings  
    • Torture
    • Illegal Abortion
    • Miscarriage and Sterilization etc.)
    • Offences against Sexual İntegrity/Sexual offences (Cinse Dokunulmazlığa Karşı Suçlar)
    • Fraud and forgery (Dolandırılıcık ve Sahtecilik)
    • Criminal damage (Mücrim Zarar)
    • Drug offences (Uyuşturucu Suçları) 
    • Motoring offences (Trafik Güvenliğini Tehlikeye Sokma).
    • International Offences (e.g. Genocide and Offences against Humanity; Human Trafficking; etc.)
    • Offenses Against Liberty (e.g. Blackmail; Threat; etc.) 
    • Offenses against Dignity (e.g. insult; Immunity of Accusation and Defense; etc.)
    • Offenses Against Privacy and Confidentiality (e.g. Violation of Confidentiality of
    • Communication Violation of Privacy; etc.)
    • Offences Against Property (e.g. Burglary (Haneye Tecavüz))
    • Robbery (Soygun)
    • Theft and handling of stolen goods (Gasp))
    • Offenses Against the Public
    • Offenses Against the Environment
    • Offenses Against Public Health
    • Offenses Against Public Confidence 
    • Offenses against Public Peace
    • Offenses Against Transport Vehicles or Stationary Platforms
    • Offenses Against Public Morals
    • Offenses Against the Family Order
    • Offenses Against the Economy
    • Industry and Trade
    • Offenses Related to Data Processing Systems 
    • Offenses against Nation and State and Final Provisions

    Convictions are removed from an individual’s criminal record when the offense is no longer a crime, the individual has passed away or after a certain time period specified in local law has passed.

    Sources:

    Turkish Republic Ministry of Justice General Directory of Criminal Records Central Office

    Search Type:

    Nationwide Search

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, and Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Authorization Form (general consent)
    • Passport Scan
    • Current Address
    • For citizens: both sides of the Turkish ID card, including where parents’ names are visible
    • For foreigners: copy of a valid passport scan

    Failure to provide the following requirements are common hindrances to the completion of these checks:

    • Candidate’s current address
    • Both sides of the Turkish ID card

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 7 to 8 business days.

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    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of academic status of any educational level such as high school, college, and post grad. This may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments. While our average TAT goal is 6-8 days, some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the responsiveness of the institutions being verified.

    Sources:

    The searches are conducted directly with the requested education institution.

    Search Type:

    An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. Multiple degrees/majors listed in order will be billed accordingly.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • Institution Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number (Include Point of Contact)
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation Date
    • Degree Type
    • Major
    • Minor
    • Authorization form
    • Copy or Scan of Diploma/Certificate is sometimes required*

    *Many times, these documents contain unique identifiers that are verified against the Institution records to authenticate the document, such as VIN numbers when institutions need to physically pull the degree to verify. 

    Some institutions may require additional documentation. Upon request from the institution, Checkr will notify you of any additional requirements.

    Failure to provide the following requirements are common hindrances to the completion of these checks:

    • Copy of Diploma
    • Turkish ID number

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 business days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

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    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. This may include employer’s name, dates of employment, position/title, reason for leaving, eligibility for rehire, and comments. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source. 

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers across the country. In some cases, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable form and contacting the supervisor or manager is standard practice.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • Candidate’s Name While Employed (if different)
    • DOB
    • Employer’s Name
    • Employer’s Address
    • Employer’s Telephone Number
    • Dates of Employment
    • Position/Title
    • Reason for Leaving
    • Authorization form
    • Other Documentation – Some employers may have unique processes for providing verifications that can include special authorization forms, experience letters, employment reference letters, etc. These additional requirements will be communicated to you if the need for additional information arises with a specific employer.

    Failure to provide the following requirements are common hindrances to the completion of these checks:

    • Signed consent form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 business days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Security Check provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repositories, such as watch lists, PEPs & associates, and sanctions data available around the world. Our product's technology continually searches for updated data within the thousands of list sources, indexing new data every day and providing the most up-to-date results.

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, & news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    This is an automated search where proprietary technology continually searches for updated data across all available sources, indexing new data every time to ensure delivery of only the most up-to-date results.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last name 
    • First name 
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 business days. 

  • United Kingdom Background Screening

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    Revision Date: June 13, 2022

    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Services Available:

    • Criminal Search
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watchlist Search

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates, may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

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    Criminal Search

    Description:

    Criminal records encompass a nationwide level search of the United Kingdom which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. This document relates only to England and Wales. 

    Sources:

    Criminal history information for employment purposes is not obtained directly from courts or police stations. England and Wales use Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS).

    Search Type:

    There are three search levels for criminal records in the UK. These are Basic, Standard, and Enhanced. The Basic DBS check provides the lowest level of disclosure and can be requested by any individual over 16. The basic search is conducted at the national level and returns details of unspent convictions as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. If no unspent convictions are found, the Disclosure will state there are no convictions. The Standard and Enhanced searches are available only for specific positions and can only be applied for by registered bodies or umbrella bodies and have additional requirements such as additional signatures.  Checkr runs the basic criminal check today.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, and Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Address in Country
    • National ID
    • Citizenship
    • Passport Scan
    • Authorization Form
    • Special Release Form – This must be completed by the applicant and provided to Checkr. The forms will vary depending on the process to follow.
    • The following is a list of supporting documentation acceptable for Identification purposes. Three (3) forms of identification are required to confirm name and date of birth.
      • Photo Driver’s License
      • Copy of passport
      • Copy of National ID card
      • Birth Certificate
      • UK National Insurance Number

    Additional information required:

    • Applicant’s address history details covering at least the past five years and address in the country with dates of residence.
    • Employer’s address (if the disclosure certificate must be sent to the Employer)
    • If the Candidate chooses to opt-out of digital identity verification, employer action will be required
    Proof of current address is required, must be dated within 3 months, and may not be a lease agreement.

    Employer Actions Required:

    If the Candidate does not pass or chooses to opt-out of digital verification, the Employer must verify the candidate’s ID in person using a required document and submit consent to having done so to Checkr.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 7 business days but it can take up to 14 business days.

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    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of the academic status of any educational level such as high school, college, and post-grad. It may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments.

    Sources:

    Sources include educational institutions across the UK in addition to Examination Boards or awarding organizations. These Examination Boards are responsible for setting and awarding qualifications for secondary education level. Please note that these examination boards may require additional documentation and fees for education verifications. The names and titles of the sources will be provided when applicable.

    Search Type

    An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. Multiple degrees/majors listed in an order will be billed as separate orders.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • Name While Attending (Local Characters)
    • DOB
    • Institution’s Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation/Conferred Date
    • Degree Obtained
    • Major
    • Minor
    • Authorization form
    Some institutions may require additional documentation. Upon request from the institution, Checkr will notify you of any additional requirements.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 7 business days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

    ________________________________________

    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. It may include the employer’s name, dates of employment, position/title, reason for leaving, eligibility for rehire, and comments. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source.

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers in the UK. The names and titles of the sources will be provided when applicable.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Employer’s Name
    • Employer’s Address
    • Employer’s Telephone Number
    • Dates of Employment
    • Position/Title
    • Reason for Leaving
    • Authorization form
    Some employers may have unique processes for providing verifications that may include special authorization forms, experience letters, employment reference letters, etc. These additional requirements will be communicated at the time of ordering if the need for additional information arises with a specific employer.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 7 business days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search product provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repositories resources such as watch lists, PEPs & associates, and sanctions data available around the world.  Our product's technology continually searches for updated data within the thousands of list sources, indexing new data information every day and providing the most up-to-date results.

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements, and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, & news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    This is an automated search that continually searches for updated data across all available sources, indexing new data information every time to ensure delivery of only the most up-to-date results.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last name 
    • First name 
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 business days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.

  • Venezuela Background Screening

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    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Services Available:

    • Criminal Search 
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watchlist Search

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates, may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

    ________________________________________

    Criminal Search

    Description:

    The search is conducted at a Nationwide level. The search returns all convictions that have not been removed due to time that has passed since the sentence. It searches the subject’s criminal records through criminal records databases held by public authorities or government agencies under the National Police. No criminal certificate issued by an authority is provided.

    Once we submit the request to the authorities, the authorities process the request through the procedures of that particular agency and then provide results back. Candidate participation is not required.

    Sources:

    National Police

    Coverage:

    The Criminal history record check covers citizens and foreigners over 18 years of age and contains information for all of the following criminal convictions of offenses, except those deleted by rehabilitation laws or considered spent:

    • Offenses against state and national security
    • Offenses against public administration
    • Offenses against freedom
    • Offenses against the person
    • Offenses against the property
    • Offenses against the public peace
    • Abuse of power and authority
    • Offenses against justice
    • Perjury
    • False in stamps, marks, etc.
    • Offenses against family

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last Name, First Name, Middle Name (if applicable)
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form 
    • Address in Country
    • Mother’s First Name
    • Mother’s Maiden Name
    • Father’s First & Last Name
    • Passport/ID Copy 

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 7 business days.

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    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of the academic status of any educational level such as high school, college, and post-grad. It may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments.

    Sources:

    The searches are conducted directly with the requested education institution.

    Search Type:

    An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. Multiple degrees/majors will be billed as separate orders.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Institution Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number 
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation/Conferred Date
    • Degree Obtained
    • Major
    • Minor (if applicable)
    • Authorization Form/Consent Form
    • Copy of Scan of Diploma/Certificate is required*

    *Many times, these documents contain unique identifiers that are verified against the Institution records, authenticating the document, such as VIN numbers which are required when some institutions will need to physically pull the degree to verify.  The requirements listed above are used to narrow down results and will be requested if not initially provided. 

    Note

    Some institutions may require additional documentation. Upon request from the institution, Checkr will notify you of any additional requirements.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 8 to 10 business days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the responsiveness of the institutions being verified.

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    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. This may include the employer’s name, dates of employment, position/title, reason for leaving, eligibility for rehire, and comments. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source. 

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers across the country. In some cases, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable form, and contacting the supervisor or manager is standard practice.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name 
    • DOB 
    • Employer’s Name 
    • Employer’s Address (if available) 
    • Employer’s Telephone Number 
    • Dates of Employment 
    • Position/Title 
    • Reason for Leaving 
    • Authorization Form
    Note

    Some employers may have unique processes for providing verifications that can include special authorization forms, experience letters, employment reference letters, etc. These additional requirements will be communicated to the candidate if the need for additional information arises with a specific employer.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 business days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the responsiveness of the institutions being verified.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search product provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repositories resources, such as watch lists, PEPs & associates, and sanctions data available around the world. Our product's technology continually searches for updated data within the thousands of list sources, indexing new data information every day. 

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements, and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, & news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    This is an automated search where proprietary technology continually searches for updated data across all available sources, indexing new data every time to ensure delivery of only the most up-to-date results.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last name 
    • First name 
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 business days. 

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    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Services Available:

    • Criminal Records 
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watchlist Search

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates, may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

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    Criminal Search

    Description:

    The search is conducted at a Nationwide level. The search returns all convictions that have not been removed due to time that has passed since the sentence. It searches the subject’s criminal records through criminal records databases held by public authorities or government agencies under the Ministry of Justice in Vietnam. The search covers all jurisdictions from the 63 provinces and centrally controlled cities. No criminal certificate issued by an authority is provided.  

    Once we submit the request to the authorities, the authorities process the request through the procedures of that particular agency and then provide results back. Candidate participation is not required.

    Sources:

    Ministry of Justice

    Coverage:

    The Criminal history record check covers citizens and foreigners over 18 years of age and contains information for all of the following criminal convictions of offenses, except those deleted by the Criminal Code of Vietnam.

    • Offenses against national security 
    • Offenses against the person and reputation 
    • Offenses against personal liberty, citizens’ rights or freedom, and democracy
    • Offenses against the property 
    • Offenses against family law 
    • Economic offenses 
    • Offenses related to taxation, finance, banking, securities and insurance, environmental offenses 
    • Drug-related offenses 
    • Offenses against public order and public safety
    • Offenses against regulations on information technology and telecommunication networks
    • Offenses against public safety 
    • Other offenses against public order
    • Offenses against administrative management order 
    • Abuse of power; corruption 
    • Public justice offenses 
    • Sexual abuse 
    • Rape

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last Name, First Name, Middle Name (if applicable) 
    • DOB
    • Authorization Form
    • Passport/ID Copy
      • For Citizens: Vietnam National ID or Vietnamese Passport or newly issued Vietnamese  Driver’s License (both sides);
      • For Foreigners: Passport or newly issued Vietnamese Driver’s License (both sides) or  Vietnamese Temporary Resident Card

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 9 to 10 business days.

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    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of the academic status of any educational level such as high school, college, and post-grad. It may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments.

    Sources:

    The searches are conducted directly with the requested education institution.

    Search Type:

    An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. Multiple degrees/majors listed in order will be billed accordingly.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name 
    • DOB 
    • Institution Name 
    • Institution Address 
    • Institution Telephone Number  
    • Dates of Attendance 
    • Graduation/Conferred Date 
    • Degree Obtained 
    • Major 
    • Minor (if applicable) 
    • Authorization Form/Consent Form 
    • Copy of Scan of Diploma/Certificate is required*  

    *Many times, these documents contain unique identifiers that are verified against the Institution records, authenticating the document, such as VIN numbers which are required when some institutions will need to physically pull the degree to verify.  The requirements listed above are used to narrow down results and will be requested if not initially provided. 

    Note

    Some institutions may require additional documentation. Upon request from the institution, Checkr will notify you of any additional requirements.

    Failure to provide the following requirements are common hindrances to the completion of these checks:

    • Candidate’s national ID number (DNI or Numero de Cedula) if applicable
    • Copy of the diploma/certificate (scan or photo acceptable)
    • Institution-specific consent forms (after contacting the institution for verification, some may request completion of an institution-specific consent form)

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 8 to 10 business days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the responsiveness of the institutions being verified.

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    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. This may include the employer’s name, dates of employment, position/title, reason for leaving, eligibility for rehire, and comments. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source. 

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers across the country. In some cases, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable form, and contacting the supervisor or manager is standard practice.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Candidate’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name 
    • DOB 
    • Employer’s Name 
    • Employer’s Address (if available) 
    • Employer’s Telephone Number 
    • Dates of Employment 
    • Position/Title 
    • Reason for Leaving 
    • Authorization Form
    Note

    Some employers may have unique processes for providing verifications that can include special authorization forms, experience letters, employment reference letters, etc. These additional requirements will be communicated to the candidate if the need for additional information arises with a specific employer.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 business days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the responsiveness of the institutions being verified.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search product provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repositories resources, such as watch lists, PEPs & associates, and sanctions data available around the world. Our product's technology continually searches for updated data within the thousands of list sources, indexing new data information every day. 

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements, and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, & news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    This is an automated search where proprietary technology continually searches for updated data across all available sources, indexing new data every time to ensure delivery of only the most up-to-date results.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last name 
    • First name 
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 business days.