• 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.