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Discover the Easiest Way to Get International Background Checks!


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International background checks are becoming increasingly important for employers, non-profits, and governments.

Until now, conducting an international background check has been a complex and time-consuming process. Typically consisting of sending an inquiry from a traditional background screening organization (Like HireRight) to then have to wait a couple of business days during a due diligence period for approval. From there, the traditional background check company would then provide you pricing to confirm, a binding contract, and additional yearly technology fees.


At Global Background Screening, we've made the process of ordering an international background check as simple as ordering off Amazon!


In this blog, we will explore the process of conducting international background checks, the types of international background checks available, how long it takes to complete an international background check, and the cost of international background checks. We will also discuss the best practices for conducting international background checks and how to conduct international background checks online.




What is an International Background Check?

An international background check is a process of verifying the identity and history of an individual from another country. This includes verifying their personal information, employment history, criminal records, educational background, financial background, and more. International background checks are a necessary step for many employers, non-profits, and governments when considering hiring or working with individuals from other countries.

Benefits of International Background Checks

International background checks are beneficial for employers, non-profits, and governments because they provide valuable insight into an individual’s background and history. This information can help employers make informed decisions when hiring or working with individuals from other countries.


International background checks can also help organizations protect their reputation, as well as the safety of their employees and other individuals.


The Process of Conducting International Background Checks


The process of conducting an international background check first begins with the authorization form.


Depending on the Country and Services ordered, your applicant will receive the appropriate background screening authorization form. This will include any privacy laws, compliance language (For the FCRA and GDPR for instance). It also involves obtaining the applicant's personal information necessary for the search, such as their full name, date of birth, national ID number and in-country address. 99% of all countries and services are now able to be electronic, however, in some countries and/or services, a wet ink signature is still required. In this case, your applicant will be emailed the appropriate form to fill, sign and send back to our team.


This information is then used to conduct a search of databases and local courts in the individual’s home country to verify their identity and history. Depending on the type of international background check being conducted, this process can involve verifying information such as criminal records, employment history, educational background, financial background, social media and more.


Global Background Screening makes it easy by streamlining country-to-country compliance, applicant authorization forms, and providing employers an easy-to-use screening dashboard. All reports will be uploaded to the dashboard for easy viewing.


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Types of International Background Checks

There are a variety of types of international background checks available. These can include, but are not limited to, criminal background checks, employment background checks, educational background checks, financial background checks, and more. Depending on the type of international background check being conducted, employers and other entities may need to verify different types of information.


Criminal background checks are one of the most common types of international background checks. These checks involve verifying an individual’s criminal records in their home country.


Employment background checks involve verifying an individual’s work history and experience.


Educational background checks involve verifying an individual’s educational qualifications and experience.


Financial background checks involve verifying an individual’s financial records and history. This includes Credit and Bankruptcy records.


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How long does an International Background Check take?

The amount of time it takes to complete an international background check can vary depending on the type of background check being conducted, the country in which the individual is located, and the availability of records. On average, it can take anywhere from a 1-10 business days to complete an international background check.

It is important to note that some countries may have different laws and regulations regarding the timeframe for completing an international background check.


You can view all turnaround time by going to the International Checkout Page and selecting the appropriate dropdown by the service you need. Next to each dropdown, you will see the average time each report takes as well as the price.

This shows how long an international background check takes


What are the Requirements for International Background Checks?

The requirements for conducting an international background check can vary depending on the type of background check being conducted and the country in which the individual is located.