While many background checks can determine whether a person has ever faced criminal charges or dealt with a criminal conviction in the past, they can also provide a detailed snap shot of the person’s educational background, experience and credit history. At a time when globalization is a growing trend in almost every culture and industry, domestic background checks weren’t always sufficient. NOW THEY ARE, WITH VERIFICATIONSCANADA INC.!
Unfortunately, international background checks are sometimes complex and very difficult to carry out. Each country has its own set of laws, and some countries prohibit any agencies from obtaining records. Due to these constraints, international background checks can take anywhere from 1 to 2 days to complete. We process and return results within 1 hour, sometimes longer depending on the time of year.
Why Run an International Background Check?
International background checks are mostly used during pre-employment screening and for various other reasons. Employers will sometimes use an international background check if an applicant has lived abroad and if the company has offices abroad. But as international job candidates become more common, and as criminals continue to cross international borders, international background checks allow employers to make more informed hiring decisions for yours and they're protection.
What's Included in an International Background Check?
Since there isn't a global database that allows employers to look at an applicant's information all in one place, international background checks consist of checking records in each country where the applicant lived. What's included in an international background check is a criminal screening from the country where they lived abroad, so there may be a lot of variation. That being said, the following information may typically be included in international background checks.
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