When you are immigrating to the UK or going abroad to work, study or volunteer, you may need a criminal record check to get a visa. Our country list makes it easy for getting a criminal records check for time spent abroad from the following countries.
One of the background screenings performed on a candidate who has previously lived or worked in another nation is an overseas criminal record check. The report reveals the candidate's criminal background, conduct, and behaviour.
Criminal record checks for candidates who are already living and working in the UK can be done using the BASIC, STANDARD, and ENHANCED DBS Checks, while criminal records for international candidates must be checked using the Overseas Criminal Record Check.
As the UK's Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) cannot access criminal records held outside of the UK, a Disclosure may not present the whole picture of an applicant's background if they have resided outside of the UK. This might be due to their nationality, but it also applies to UK nationals who have lived overseas.
It is significant to remember, though, that various nations have specific requirements, and what may be considered as a crime in one country may not be in the UK, or vice versa. As a result, Overseas Criminal Record Checks allow employers to check applicant information based on their present country.
International Criminal Record Checks offer a configurable mix of accessible and legal searches in countries where applicants have lived and worked, resulting in some of the most comprehensive and thorough global criminal record benefits. Employers throughout the world rely on our large worldwide presence, which spans 200+ countries and territories.
Complygate Background Screening Solutions now offers Overseas Criminal Record Checks to organisations looking to hire new employees or volunteers, giving companies an added layer of security.