International Criminal Search

Finding criminal records in foreign countries has never been more important or easier!

With CRS Checks international criminal record searches have never been easier!
For over 13 years we have utilized our experienced, trusted international research network across the globe to provide accurate, fast and reliable research.  Depending on the country, our researchers may access public court records, police records, or various government agencies or databases in order to process criminal record searches.

The international criminal records search will report crimes and offenses comparable to felonies in the United States. When available, less serious offenses will also be reported. Pricing, availability and turnaround times varies widely depending on country. Please choose a country from the dropdown menu to see more details regarding the services available.

POTENTIAL OUTCOME/RESULT:

Please note, all criminal searches will list the source of the search (the name of the court, agency, database or source searched) regardless of whether there is a hit or it is clear.

No Records Found:

A report will be returned as "No Records Found" when a search of the source records did not find a subject whose identifiers matched the subject information within the scope of the search. A No Records Found result does not preclude the possibility the subject has records in sources not searched.

Record Found:

A search of the source records did find a subject whose identifiers matched the candidate information as submitted by the client. CRS Checks will report out all pertinent information on file, when available. The case information will typically contain charges filed, date filed, personal identifiers on file, type of crime, and disposition information. The type and/or amount of information reported can vary widely by country. When records are reported it does not preclude the possibility the subject has additional records in sources not searched.

How we conduct an International Criminal Search:

  • Searches for higher level crimes and offenses similar to felonies in the United States.
  • Lesser crimes and offense will be reported when available.
  • A separate search for lower-level misdemeanor-type crimes and offenses can be requested.
  • Depending on the country, the search may be conducted at a nationwide-level or on a local-level (county, province, city, state, etc.).

What we ask for:

  • Full legal name (middle name or middle initial should be provided when available)
  • Date of Birth
  • Country and/or specific city or cities to be searched
  • Mother’s maiden name in Latin American countries
  • Father’s full name and candidate’s full residential address for India criminal searches
  • Chinese National ID Number for Nationwide Chinese criminal searches

 

International Education Verification

CRS Checks is a premier provider of International education verifications throughout the globe. Utilizing our vast international network of experienced Verification Specialists throughout the world, we provide timely International education verification services at a reasonable, fixed cost per verification.

DESCRIPTION OF EDUCATION VERIFICATION SERVICES:

Our Verification Specialist will contact the school directly to verify dates of attendance, graduation date and degree information.

What Infomation Is Needed?

  • Full legal name at the time of attendance at the school.
  • Date of Birth
  • Full name of school attended including campus name (if school has multiple campuses)
  • City/Country of School attended
  • School Phone number
  • A copy of degree or diploma if school is in India
  • Mother’s maiden name for Latin-American countries
  • Signed Authorization form from subject.

About Turnaround Time

In the U.S. , the average turnaround time for education and employment verifications is typically three business days. However, it is important to realize that business standards in the rest of the world are much different than in the U.S. and because of this the typical turnaround time is 3 to 20 business days with longer delays possible in some cases due to factors beyond anyone's control. CRS Checks is committed to doing everything we reasonably can to turn orders around as quickly as possible.

Here are some of the factors affecting turnaround time:

International time difference: When CRS Checks receives an order from a U.S. firm, keep in mind that much of the rest of the world is still asleep--the order processing is by necessity delayed until the next business day.

  • International calendar: Holidays in the rest of the world cause schools and businesses to be closed at times when the U.S. is open for business.

  • Political and economic considerations: Infrastructure in some areas of the world in which we are asked to obtain verifications is poor to non-existent in so far as record keeping, telephone and fax services, internet access and consistent business practices are concerned.

  • Research: Quite often, the contact information contained in an international verification requires CRS Checks to do research to locate the employer or school. This sometimes requires additional information, interpretation skills, letter writing and a near-investigation level of effort to establish contact with the verifying party or determine whether they are still in business.

  • Business customs and practices: In the U.S. most businesses are staffed and open 9-5, M-F. There is invariably an office manager, human resources representative or staffing office that can assist with verifications. That is not always the case outside the U.S.  In some countries, verifications can take a number of voice mails, e-mails and faxes before someone responds. If the employer is small, the office may only be staffed intermittently.

 

International Employment Verification

CRS Checks has over a decade of experience providing International employment verifications in over 150 countries. Our experienced and trusted Verification Specialists throughout the globe help provide employment verifications quickly and at a reasonable fixed cost per verification.

DESCRIPTION OF EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION SERVICES:

Our Verification Specialist will contact the employer directly to verify dates of employment, job title/position info. Additional information such as rehire eligibility will be provided when provided.

What information is needed?

  • Full legal name at the time of employment
  • Date of Birth
  • Employer name
  • Job title/position
  • City/Country of employer
  • Employer Phone number
  • Contact name and phone number
  • Mother’s maiden name for Latin-American countries
  • Signed Authorization form from subject.

Description of International verification services:

  • Employment verification: We verify the applicant's previous or current employers, verifying at least: start date, end date as well as position information.

  • Education verification: We verify dates of attendance, graduation date and degree information.

  • Credentials: We verify the applicant's previous or current license, certification or other credentials. Access to such records can be limited. Please call us to discuss what it is you need to obtain.

  • Reference checks: We obtain professional references from past supervisors or coworkers.

Highlights of our international verification services:

  • CRS checks is headquartered in the United States and has been providing background check services in the US and throughout the world for over 6 years. CRS checks takes tremendous pride in providing world-class customer service. Regardless of where our clients are located they can always reach an experienced, knowledgeable U.S.-based customer service member.

  • We offer a cost-effective, global flat rate for all International verification services. Our flat-rate fee covers surcharges for International phone calls and any 3rd party fees charged by schools or employers to make the billing process simple and straightforward.

ABOUT TURNAROUND TIMES

In the United States, the average turnaround time for education and employment verifications is typically less than three business days. However, it is important to realize that business standards in the rest of the world are much different than in the U.S.  Therefore, the typical turnaround time for International verifications can varies widely and can be anywhere from 3-20 business days depending on the country. Longer delays are possible in some cases due to factors beyond our control such as natural disasters, civil unrest and political instability. CRS Checks is committed to doing everything we reasonably can to turn orders around as quickly as possible.

Here are some of the factors affecting turnaround time:

  • International time difference: When CRS checks receives an order from a U.S. firm, keep in mind that much of the rest of the world is still asleep--the order processing is by necessity delayed until the next business day.

  • International calendar: Holidays in the rest of the world cause schools and businesses to be closed at times when the U.S. is open for business.

  • Political and economic considerations: Infrastructure in some areas of the world in which we are asked to obtain verifications is poor to non-existent in so far as record keeping, telephone and fax services, internet access and consistent business practices are concerned.

  • Research: Quite often, the contact information contained in an international verification requires CRS checks to do research to locate the employer or school. This sometimes requires additional information, interpretation skills, letter writing and a near-investigation level of effort to establish contact with the verifying party or determine whether they are still in business.

  • Business customs and practices: In the U.S. most businesses are staffed and open 9-5, M-F. There is invariably an office manager, human resources representative or staffing office that can assist with verifications. That is not always the case outside the U.S. In some countries, verifications can take a number of voice mails, e-mails and faxes before someone responds. If the employer is small, the office may only be staffed intermittently.

 

International Police Certificate

Depending on the country, Police Certificates are obtained through the local Police Departments and Ministry of Justice. Although there are differences among countries, most will require the applicant to provide a copy of a proof of ID (typically copy of your passport) a signed consent form, data form, application form and in some countries a Special Letter of Authority. We have an extensive network of researchers in each country that will handle the onsite work for us. Once the certificate is obtained we will return it to you via post mail or email whichever you prefer. If you opt to have the original certificate returned to you via post mail please note that any additional shipping charges will be passed on to you.

Why is the Police Certificate not available in all countries?

Some countries limit access to police certificates and/or other criminal history information for a variety of reasons including data privacy laws, human rights legislation or other parameters.

What You Will Get?

Once the research is complete you will receive a Police Certificate from the Police Department or Ministry of Justice in the country that you specified on your order. The certificate can be returned to you as a scanned copy email or in original form via post mail for an additional charge.

What We Normally Ask For?

Besides name, DOB, your nationality, we also will ask a Special Letter of Authority, Application Form, Data Form and Proof of ID. Please understand that each country is different. If you are unable to get all the information we requested, you will not be charged.

What’s the Turnaround Time you can Expect?

The turnaround time varies based on  the country and the delivery method required by the country. Some countries require forms to be returned in their original form which can increase the turnaround time. We will call you directly after you place your order to discuss the requirements and average turnaround time of the country you requested the Police Certificate from.

Refund Policy

You have 2 days to cancel your request when we collect further information, we still will charge a minimum processing fee $40.00. After 48 hours, no refund will be issued. Also please understand the turnaround time is totally out of our control. Some national holiday will extend their response time. You will still be responsible for the payment even if the report is delayed.

 

Business Credit Reports

Generate fresh credit reports on businesses worldwide

CRS Checks International Developed Profile reports provides quick, comprehensive access to commercial credit information on businesses that operate in over 200 countries worldwide.
Whether you’re checking on an existing customer in South America or processing an application from a prospect in Asia, CRS Checks International Developed Profile can provide the information you need to make sound decisions on issuing credit to companies overseas.

Every report is researched and written at the time of the order, available online within a few business days of your request.

Check the Risk Index score for the company of inquiry, a reliable assessment generated from financial statements, ownership and management data, company history, assets and liabilities, legal status, banking relationships, operational scope and supplier references.

Using information from local credit, government, financial and business institutions as well as interviews with subject companies and suppliers, an International Developed Profile from CRS Checks helps you manage your risk while conducting business internationally.

Features

  • Financial summary – sales, assets and net income
  • Distribution details – primary sales channels utilized by the company
  • Service description – target markets, business type and products and services sold
  • Recommended credit limit – a maximum supportable unsecured credit allowance
  • Organizational structure – top personnel, ownership details, facilities and brief history
  • Related parties – shareholders, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates and partners
  • International trade information – current trading activity, including recent annual import and export volumes by country and region