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Philippines Background Check - Services, Pricing, and How Long do Reports Take?

Updated: Oct 16, 2023

Background check in the Philippines

Employee Background Check Services

TAT (Days)

Price (USD)

Criminal Search, Philippines



Civil, Philippines



Credit Report, Philippines



Employment & Education Verifications, Philippines



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Directorship, Philippines



NBI Clearance Certificate Verification, Philippines



Right to Work, Philippines



MVR (Motor Vehicle Report), Philippines



Details on Pre-Employment Services in the Philippines

Criminal Background Check

A nationwide search conducted through the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to validate the NBI # provided by the candidate plus supplementing with the Local court, Metropolitan, Municipal Trial, and Regional Trial Courts.

Civil Background Check

A search conducted through the Metropolitan Court, Municipal Trial Court and Regional Trial Court based on the candidate's residential address information. Information returned will include writs, liens, and judgments.

Directorship Search in the Philippines

A search conducted through the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to reveal if a candidate is/was a director and/or a shareholder in a company registered in the Philippines. Information goes back to 1946.

Credit Report in the Philippines

This report consists of a comprehensive set of contributors from across the country and includes universal, commercial, rural and thrift banks, credit card issuers, lending and financial companies, cooperative banks, microfinance institutions, savings and loans associations, insurance companies, and government financing institutions.

Results will include a complete breakout of an individual's negative credit activities and will provide credit worthiness based on their last 24 months of payment history to include indebtedness, types of credit, length of credit history, and new credit accounts.

Important information regarding the Filipino Credit reports:

  • Bankruptcies are not reported

  • Credit report provides the last 24 months of payment history, current level of indebtedness, types of credit used, length of credit history and new credit accounts.

  • Does not impact the credit score and does not leave footprint on applicant’s profile.

Philippines Motor Vehicle Reports

A search conducted through the Law Enforcement and Traffic Adjudication System (LETAS) to validate the candidate's driver's license and driving record details.

Information returned will include the candidate's full name, address, type of vehicle, license plate number, type of license issued, driver's license number, date of expiration, and if the candidate has any records of violation or apprehension at the Land Transportation Office.

NBI Clearance Certificate Verification in Philippines

A search conducted through the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to verify the authenticity of the candidate's clearance certificate. The copy of the applicant’s NBI clearance certificate will be mandatory.

Philippines Right to Work Verification Service

A search processed through the Bureau of Immigration to confirm a candidate's right to work in the Philippines. Citizens will require a copy of national ID and Driver’s License. Foreigners will need Work Visas or Certificate of Registration (ACR I-card)

Philippines Data Protection and Compliance Information Regarding Employer Background Checks

The Philippines recently enacted the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (the ‘Act’) or Republic Act No. 10173, which took effect on 8 September 2012.

Source: DLA PIPER, Last Updated: January 25, 2017

General Data Protection Regulation Information on Employment Background Checks

The effect of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): If the candidate is a citizen of, or a non-citizen current resident of, the United Kingdom or a European Union member state, all GDPR protections apply. Protections include, but are not limited to, requiring 1.) appropriate notice and 2.) GDPR compliant consent or other lawful basis for the processing of personal information and sensitive data.

What are the biggest cities in the Philippines where employers hire workers?

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  1. Quezon City - Most Populous

  2. Palayan, Least Populous

  3. Manila, The Capital and most densely populated

  4. Puerto Princesa, the most sparsely populated

  5. Davao City, the largest in terms of land area

  6. San Juan, the smallest in terms of land area

  7. Calaca, the newest city - Learn more


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