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New Zealand

Local Time
   
Capital
 Wellington 
Language
 English; Maori 
Currency
 New Zealand Dollar 
Time Zone
 UTC +12 
Population
 4,451,017 
Internet TLD
 .nz 
Area
 268,021 km² 
Calling Code
 +64 
 

New Zealand Background Checks

 
Individual Records Searches PriceAverage Turnaround Order Sample

New Zealand Criminal Records Search 

$75  7-10 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Name, date of birth, city, release form

This search is conducted through a nationwide criminal database consisting of records from New Zealand higher courts for crimes comparable to felonies in the US.

the Ministry of Justice search in New Zealand 

$155  20-25 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Name, date of birth, city, ID, special release form Acceptable copies of Identification documents are a New Zealand Driver's License or Passport

This search is a comprehensive national police records search through the Ministry of Justice in New Zealand. Information returned will return all criminal convictions that have not been concealed or suppressed by statute in compliance with the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act of 2004. It will also not include any convictions that have been suppressed by court order. Please not that a police certificate is NOT provided with this search.

New Zealand Civil Records Search - Nationwide 

$99  5-7 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Name, date of birth, address (including city), release

This search is conducted at the nationwide level. 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.

New Zealand Bankruptcy Records Search 

$89  2-4 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Name, date of birth, address, release form

This search is conducted at the nationwide level through a government agency's database containing personal insolvency and some court appointed liquidations. Report may include file date, case number, name of court where case was filed and case status if a bankruptcy case can be located.

Education Degree Verification in New Zealand 

$69  7-14 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

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

An 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.

Employment Verification in New Zealand 

$69  7-14 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

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

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.

Professional Reference Check in New Zealand 

$69  7-14 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. Personal reference checks will offer insight into a person's work ethic, reliability, personality and ability to communicate and get along with others. It will also provide further insight into a personal's compatibility with your company.

Background Check packages 

$185  7-14 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Name, date of birth, city, school name, degree obtained, dates of attendance, city of school, employer name and contact information, dates of employment, position and release form

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

  • - Criminal Background Check
  • - Highest Degree Verification

Credit Report 

$240  5-8 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Name, date of birth, address, release form

Personal Credit Checks are permitted to be used for employment purposes in New Zealand under the Privacy Act. A credit report will disclose any adverse financial history in the last five years about the candidate, including loan defaults, debt collections, insolvencies, court judgments or bankruptcies. The report also discloses if the candidate is a Director of any New Zealand company and also if they have ever reported their ID as being lost or stolen, and whether a person has been banned by the Government from being a Director or Manager of a company.

As outlined in the Credit Reporting Privacy Code 2004, Refer to Rule 11 (2) (b) (iii) "a prospective employer, or that prospective employer's agent, for the purpose of a pre-employment check of that individual for a position involving significant financial risk."

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 

$150  7-10 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 

$160  5-7 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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New Zealand Business Credit Report 

$249  7-10 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Company name, address

The New Zealand 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.

New Zealand Business Registration 

$30  2-4 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Company name, address

The New Zealand Business Registration search conducted through the Ministry of Finance. Information included on the report may contain company name, registration number, date of registration, registered address, issuing capital, paid up capital, articles of incorporation, and company directors and auditors.

New Zealand Business Civil Records Check 

$119  5-7 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Company name, address (including city)

This search is conducted at the nationwide level. 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.

New Zealand Business Bankruptcy Records Search 

$79  2-4 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Company name, address

This search is conducted at the nationwide level through a database containing information from government sources. Report may include file date, case number, name of court where case was filed and case status if a bankruptcy case can be located.

 

New Zealand Criminal Searches through the Police


Although the police are not able to provide a Police Certificate, they will process requests for criminal information for companies that work with the care of children, elderly and other vulnerable individuals.

 

New Zealand Police Certificate


Police Certificates/Clearances are not available in New Zealand. Individuals can apply through the Ministry of Justice for a copy of their conviction record and provide the copy to the third party. For more information you can call the telephone number below and ask to speak with a Criminal Records Officer.

Criminal Records Unite
Ministry of Justice
SX10161 Wellington, New Zealand
+64 (4) 918 8800

 

New Zealand Privacy laws & Regulations


The Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act of 2004 has a set of criteria that when met, certain criminal convictions are concealed. It is not necessary for the individual to apply for concealment. As long as the criterion continues to be met the criminal conviction will remain concealed.

Criteria to conceal a criminal record under the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act of 2004:

  • a?? No convictions within the past 7 years
  • a?? Never sentenced to imprisonment, corrective training or any other custodial sentence
  • a?? Never ordered by court to be detained in a hospital for a mental condition instead of being sentenced in a criminal case
  • a?? Never convicted of a "specified offense" (sexual offenses against children, mentally impaired etc.)
  • a?? All costs and fines associated with the case must be paid
  • a?? Never disqualified indefinitely from driving under section 65 Land Transportation Act 1998

The Privacy Act 1993, covers information privacy and includes 12 Information Privacy Principles. The privacy principles explain how individual's information should be used, collected and stored. For more information on The Privacy Act 1993, visit the New Zealand Ministry of Justice's website.

 

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