Confirming the identity of employees new to the country, or even contractors working remotely from other regions is equally as important as verifying that of staff born in the United States, and our methodology when doing some isn't that different.
Using two forms of identification, typically an individual's passport and driver's license, we work with a variety of government agencies to validate that you're hiring the person you've intended to. Please note, turnaround times will vary by territory.
Obtaining criminal records from around the world can be tricky, as each territory has their own, often-evolving rules, regulations and provisions. While some additional release forms are usually required, our staff has all the necessary documentation on hand and provides this to you when placing an international criminal search request.
Given the vastly different methods of maintaining criminal records from country to country, turnaround times fluctuate significantly. While obtaining criminal information from our neighbors up north in Canada may take as little as a week, retrieving data from Italy may take over a month. Additionally, some territories release limited criminal history while others do not provide such information.
Verifying international employment and education records can be a near-impossible task for many employers to perform in-house due to language barriers and time zone restrictions. Backgrounds Online's diverse team of Verification Specialists work morning and night to respect the standard business hours of foreign contacts to avoid a perpetual game of phone tag.
While turnaround times for verification requests often hinge on the amount of information you provide us, international employers and universities typically require additional paperwork.
Universities require a copy of the rewarded degree and/or marks sheet (transcript).
Many employers request a physically-signed release form (electronic signatures are not accepted).
The applicant's full, legal name and any applicable AKAs, maiden names or nicknames.