International Background Check
Let’s start with the basics
What are international background checks?
An international background check may include criminal history, global watchlists, education and employment verifications outside of the US.
Why is understanding a candidate’s international background check important?
Candidate eligibility and fit
Checkr automatically collects relevant information from candidates depending on the region, so you can make sure they have the right education and work history to perform the job.
Larger talent pool
Seamlessly open your organization to international candidates or candidates who have lived abroad with the security of proper vetting.
Checkr’s International Background Checks
International Criminal Search
An in-country search leveraging multi-jurisdictional repositories and database sources to return major offense conviction records.
Adverse Media Search
In nations where third party access to criminal record information is restricted, adverse media checks can be performed which access public sanctions lists, media sources, and other public and private record repositories.
Global Watchlist Record Checks
Determine whether a candidate is listed on a domestic or international watchlist for criminal activity or sanctions including the FBI and Interpol’s most wanted lists.
International Education Verification
Verify a candidate’s national and international education credentials such as degree received, course of study, and dates of attendance.
International Employment Verification
Verify a candidate’s last three employers—domestic or international. Reports include dates of employment, title(s) held, employment gaps, and salary when available.
Checkr’s powerful tools support GDPR compliant international background checks while candidates have access to live support and report status in our mobile-friendly candidate portal.
Checkr’s platform is built with an emphasis on scalability, compliance, and security. Easily customize your workflow based on your organization’s needs without worrying about bottlenecks.
What to keep in mind when performing international background checks
GDPR and Data Privacy Laws
Many countries now have data privacy laws like the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) from the EU which can apply to US companies performing international checks.