International Background Checks

International Background Checks

International Screening

For organizations who employ individuals who have spent time overseas, either for work or school, now have the means to expland their background screening program to over 220 countries, Canada, and U.S. territories.

SafeGuard provides access to employment, education, and reference verifications, criminal records, local (city) or district level, provincial level and federal criminal records. Information available is subject to the local laws, privacy regulations, and legal provisions. These services are customized to meet specific needs of our clients and requirements of the countries specified. Please contact a SafeGuard sales consultant for a complete review of your needs.

International Criminal Searches - Turnaround: 7 – 15 days
Most countries provide for three tiers within the justice system. These tiers are usually comprised of a local (city) or district level, provincial level and federal level. When available, the local or district level usually yields the most significant data. Court files are typically stored and archived manually with very little automation. Some jurisdictions allow access to police records that are maintained by local law enforcement agencies and / or Central Criminal Justice Agencies as it conforms to local data privacy regulations and legal provisions. Some of these agencies may require a request directly from the applicant. *Signed agreements are required.

International Employment, Education, and Reference Verifications - Turnaround: 7 – 15 days
Our specialists will verify an applicant’s educational background confirming dates of attendance and highest degree completed; contact the applicant’s prior or current employers; verify licenses held and licensure status and other information as provided by the licensing agency. Our specialist are trained to conduct phone interviews and confirm the accuracy of all relative information as well as ask pertinent questions to identify any hidden issues. Signed Release may be required.

International Watch List (GlobalChek) - Turnaround: 1 – 2 days
GlobalChek widens the scope of your International Search by providing an in-depth range of International screens. Also, as some countries and localities don’t allow physical criminal record checks due to local privacy laws or lack of centralized record systems, GlobalChek provides the best alternative for comprehensive screening of your employees.

Requirements: International Authorization Form; Copy of ID (Passport, License, National ID, etc.) must be uploaded or faxed in order to complete search.

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SafeGuard Background Screening, LLC
3711 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Tel: 1-877-700-7345 F: 1-877-334-5973