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How to Order a Background Check in South Africa

Updated: Mar 12

Whether you’re an employer hiring someone from South Africa hoping to confirm the authenticity of a potential employee’s details or contractor, or someone simply looking to validate their personal information, you need a reliable and comprehensive background check partner. Thankfully, Global Background Screening offers a suite of services that can make this process seamless.






South Africa Background Employee and Contractor Background Check Services


In this guide, we will explore the different types of services that Global Background Screening provides to cater to all your background check needs in South Africa.


1. South Africa Nationwide Criminal Check

If you’re looking for a thorough assessment of someone's criminal past, this is the service for you. This search is conducted through multiple databases, including the South African Police Services Name and ID Check Division. What you get in return are all reportable criminal record convictions. This is essential for positions that require high levels of trust and security.

  • Source: South African Police Services.

  • Turnaround time: 3-5 business days.

  • Special Requirements: Must have a South Africa National ID number.

2. South Africa Civil Check

This is crucial if you wish to understand any civil case implications against an individual. The search is conducted through the Civil High Court, ensuring the validity and reliability of the information. Note that this can only be carried out for those with a South Africa National ID.

  • Turnaround time: 4-5 days.

3. ID Check

A fundamental step in any verification process is validating the ID. This search is conducted through the South African Police Servi