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India

Local Time
   
Capital
 New Delhi 
Language
 Hindi; English 
Currency
 Rupee (₹) 
Time Zone
 UTC +5:30 
Population
 1,210,193,422 
Internet TLD
 .in 
Area
 3,287,263 km² 
Calling Code
 +91 
 

India Background Checks

 
Individual Records Searches PriceAverage Turnaround Order Sample

India Criminal Records Search 

$95  7-15 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Name, date of birth, full address, father's name, release form

In India, criminal records are held at the local police station. There are about 15,000 police stations in the country of India. There is not a central computerized criminal database system that can be searched. Therefore, criminal searches are conducted manually at the local police station where the individual resides. If the individual has lived at multiple addresses in India, a search of each station would be required. Please note the price listed of $95 is per police station searched.

Turnaround times vary depending on the police station that is working on the request. Rural areas will have longer turnaround times than the more urban areas. The stations are generally not equipped with fax machines so the process is all done manually, relying on the staff.

India Civil Records Search 

$119  4-7 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Name, date of birth, address, release

The civil search is conducted at the local level through the Lower Court and High Court. Report may include case type, file date, case number, name of court where case was filed, plaintiff, defendant and disposition if a case can be located.

India Bankruptcy Records Search 

$55  7-10 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Name, date of birth, address

Bankruptcy records are typically unavailable in India. The best alternative is a bankruptcy search conducted through the Ministry of Corporate Affairs nationwide database. The database includes limited information on individuals who have not been compliant with laws and guidelines as well as individuals who have been indicted for an economic default.

Education Degree Verification in India 

$69  15-25 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Name, date of birth, school name, degree, major, dates of attendance, city of school, release form, copy of degree

A subject inflating their educational accomplishments is one of the most common occurrences found on a subject 's resume or application. CRS checks processes education verifications by contacting educational institutions directly to verify degrees or certifications earned. We verify dates of attendance, graduation date and degree information.

The computerization of records is in progress for some educational institutions in India, however most depend on paper records, with the exception of IIT’s and IIM’s and other newly established institutions.  Paper records can often take long amounts of time to go through, especially if the graduation date is older. The process that is typically followed by most institutions when verifying degree information is for the subject to provide a copy of their degree certificate or marks sheets. These documents are submitted to the Verification Department for verification. Most institutions require that these requests be post mailed to them and can require additional fees. The types of documentation required can differ by each institution.

There are a few differences in the education systems of the US and India. The first is the way that degrees are categorized. In India, Bachelor's degrees are categorized as either B.Com, B.Sc or B.A. B.Com degrees indicate a major in commerce, B.A degrees indicate a major in history and B.Sc degrees indicate a major in physics. This also applies to Masters Degrees.

There are two types of universities in India. One type is residential, offering on-campus classroom style education. The other type of university does not offer classroom education or only offers Master's classes and usually has affiliated schools and colleges. All IIT's and IIM's can be categorized under the first type of university while institutions such as the University of Delhi or University of Mumbai fall under the second type of university listed.

US social security numbers are not helpful when conducting education verifications in India. Dates of births can be useful but the education records are not maintained by this type of identifier. The Father's name of the individual may help to identify the candidate but degree copies, transcripts and/or mark sheets are required.

Employment Verification in India 

$69  15-25 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Name, date of birth, employer name and contact information, dates of employment, position held, release form, employee ID

Past employment verification is recommended for all employees. It is approximated that 40% of all resumes and employment applications contain falsified information. Our standard Employment Verification reports the employer's name, subject's title, dates of employment, whether they are eligible for rehire, and we ask for additional comments.

For Employment Verifications in India, we rely on the HR Managers, Personnel Managers, Administrative Officers, HR executives etc. for the verification. There are more employers converting their employment records over to electronic form however, for records older than a year or two, we find that most employers depend on paper records. Due to the time involved in looking up the records it is very important to provide the exact location of the employer and exact position title. For example, there are many businesses with head offices in major cities such as New Delhi or Mumbai that have factories in smaller villages such as Tamilnadu or Karnataka. For the employment verification, we would ask that you supply us with the exact location of where the subject worked as it may be a location outside of the major city. It is also common for individuals to provide position titles based on US standards therefore, it is important to have the subject provide the exact position title they worked while employed in India.

Professional Reference Check in India 

$69  15-25 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Subject name and date of birth, reference's relationship, contact name and contact information (including phone number and email address)

Our experienced research staff completes Personal Reference checks by interviewing a subject’s former or current colleagues. Our researchers will provide a comprehensive overview of a person’s characteristics.

Background Check packages 

$200  15-25 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Full name in English or Chinese, date of birth, school name, degree obtained, dates of attendance, city of school, employer name and contact information, dates of employment, position, release form

The background check package provides discounted price rather than ordering individual products. It Includes:

  • - Criminal Background Check
  • - Highest Degree Verification

Global Search 

$59  1-2 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Name, date of birth, address

Global Search aggregates worldwide information sourced from government records, public records, news media publications, sanction and embargo lists and debarred and banned parties' lists to search for criminality information in over 240 countries and territories.

Criminal and Civil Search Package 

$185  7-15 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Name (including former name), dob, address, release

The Criminal and Civil Search Package offers discounted pricing of our most popular searches. This bundle includes one criminal records search and one civil records search, based on the jurisdiction of the address provided.

Civil and Bankruptcy Search Package 

$150  4-7 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Name (including former name), dob, address, release

The Civil and Bankruptcy Search Package offers discounted pricing of our most popular due diligence searches. This bundle includes one civil records search and one bankruptcy records search, based on the jurisdiction of the address provided.

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India Business Credit Report 

$249  2-5 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Company name, address

The Business Credit Report will provide you with valuable information on the company's financial standing. Information on collections, payment histories, legal suits, judgments and bankruptcies may be listed on the report.

India Business Civil Records Check 

$125  7-10 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Company name, address

The Indian business civil search is a local level search that contains records from upper level civil courts. Report may include case type, file date, case number, name of court where case was filed, plaintiff, defendant and disposition if a case can be located.

India Business Bankruptcy Search 

$55  7-10 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Company name, address

Bankruptcy records are typically unavailable in India. The best alternative is a bankruptcy search conducted through the Ministry of Corporate Affairs nationwide database. The database includes limited information on companies who have not been compliant with laws and guidelines as well as companies who have been indicted for an economic default.

 

Indian MVR Checks


Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) checks are unavailable in India. It is possible however, to bring a copy of the driving license to a Regional Transportation Office in India and check that the license is both valid and genuine. This type of check typically takes about 10-12 business days.

 

Indian Credit Checks


Credit checks are not available in India. Records are maintained by Credit Information Bureau India Limited. These records are only available to financial institutions and other member banks.

 

Indian Court Searches


Court records in India are only accessible to legal entities. Both criminal and civil information can be obtained through court records. Each court covers a specific jurisdiction. Records found at the court include information on cases filed against or pending on individuals residing in the jurisdiction covered by the court. When searching court records the subject's name, date of birth, father's name, full address and time at the address are required.

 

Indian Police Certificates


Police Clearance Certificates in India can be obtained through the Police department, Passport office or the local embassy. Individuals will need to determine the location in which to apply based their citizenship, where their passport was issued and where they are currently living.

When applying for a Police Clearance Certificate, individuals must complete the required application; provide proof of residence and a valid passport. The application must be submitted in person or through a representative. If submitting the application through a representative they must provide a valid identification document and a letter of authority signed by the individual applying.

CRS checks does not provide this service.

 

Indian Privacy laws & Regulations


There is currently no comprehensive privacy law in India. Background checks are permitted however the consent form is often required based on the culture in India.

The Right to Information Act 2005 relates to all States and Union Territories in India except for the State of Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir have their own act called Jammu and Kashmir Right to Information Act, 2009. The Right to Information Act 2005 states that citizens are allowed to request information from a public authority and they must reply within thirty days.

 

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