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How to Order a Background Check in Brazil

Updated: Jan 25

Background Check in Brazil

Below we will go over every detail you'll ever need to order a background check in brazil.

Types of Background Check Services available in Brazil

Global Background Screening, LLC makes it extremely easy to order any, some or all services in seconds.

Order a Brazil background check now for employment. Simply select "Brazil" on each service you'd like to add to your background check report on our International Background Check checkout page.

There are 10 Services available for employment purposes in Brazil. They are listed in detail below:

Criminal Records in Brazil

A national criminal record search and Civil records searches are conducted through the Ministry of Justice, State Tribunal de Justica and Federal Tribunal de Justica. Information returned will include criminal record convictions going back 7 years that have not been spent or pardoned. Civil records will return summary of any litigation filings that have been found based off the candidate's residential address.

A CPF number (11 Digits) is required for the most accurate search and mandatory for certain Brazilian background check services.

What is the Brazilian CPF number? A CPF number is the Tax ID generated once an individual is registered with the Brazilian Revenue, according to Oliveira Lawyers. It stands for "Cadastro de Pessoas Físicas". All foreigners who have worked or even gone to school in Brazil should have a CPF number as well.

Latin America (LATAM) Conduct Search (NEW)

A search conducted at the local level and Regionwide by searching through 262 LATAM sources, including 41 Brazilian specific Anti-corruption, Attorney General, Secretary of public Security, Securities and Exchange Commission (Comissão de Valores Mobiliários).

In addition the Latin America Conduct Search includes 288 adverse media sources and 36 Brazilian-specific sources, including publicly available newspapers, magazines, and Internet research (such as Jornal O Globo, Jornal do Brasil, and many other local media) to develop risk related negative information on an individual.

We recommend not to substitute a Criminal Search with a conduct search, as the criminal search goes directly to the Ministry of Justice.

The costs is extremely affordable for only $25

Below you will see the additional coverage provided in Central and South America totaling over 550 screening sources. Additional data sources are continuing to be added.

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Order a Credit Report

Search is conducted thru two major credit databases in Brazil for any negative information related to commercial pending debts, bank pending debts, protests, unfunded checks, judicial actions related to financial matters, bankruptcy participation, overdue debts, financial lawsuits. This service will NOT provide a full credit abstract, only a summary of any negative findings per law.

Brazil Credit Report Requirements for Employment

Mother's maiden name is required as it is part of the candidate's full legal name.

There are no restrictions for access, but an employer should define the relevant positions within to determine job relatedness and may be questioned later on after employment.

Notes: A protest is when a bill/contract is not paid and the owner registers the debt in a registry (cartório). From the moment the debt is registered (named as “protesto”) in the registry, the recovery becomes valid and legal commitment and judicial execution of the debt can be made with the debtor.

Directorship Search in Brazil

Determine if an individual is registered as a director of a company, which may be used to identify conflicts of interests.

Unique Requirements:

  • CPF Number (11 digits)

  • Mother's Full Maiden Name

  • In-Country Address

Motor Vehicle Report - Brazil

A search conducted through the State Transportation Agency (Departmento National de Transito) DETRAN to verify the driver's license. Results will not include a full driving abstract. Full abstracts must be obtained directly by the applicant.

Right To Work

A search conducted through the Ministry of Labor and Employment (Ministério do Trabalho e Previdência) to verify a candidate's right to work in Brazil. This search generally takes 3-4 Business Days.

Social Media Search for Red Flags in Brazil

A search of the top social media platforms in the world:

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, Tiktok, and now Reddit

You can choose to go back 3 or 7 years and will provide insights that show only red flags, such as hate speech, drug related im