A search of former residences helps you stay a step ahead of your candidates. Because the ID Trace search reveals residential history for further criminal background checks, it is often the first search performed and an essential element of many background checks.

The ID Trace search, also called an address trace, uses the social security number to find address history and alias names. Reported addresses and names are returned from a vast database.

Information reported includes:

  • Name(s)
  • Date of birth
  • Aliases
  • Current and previous addresses
  • Dates at listed addresses
  • Phone numbers

This type of search is ideal for:

  • Identifying a complete list of alias names (AKAs), maiden names, nicknames and spelling variations
  • Collection agencies
  • Candidates with a limited credit history, such as minors and undocumented workers

Search turnaround time:

Same day


Q. How many names and addresses do you report with this search?

A. We return as many names and addresses as we find. Unlimited matches can be returned, which may include common names (i.e. Tom Johnson). This search has the widest scope for Social Security number based searches.

What is this?

There are several types of codes:

Requirements Code:
This code is given to a user by an organization or person who has asked the user to complete a series of requirements for a given qualification process. Each qualification process is assigned a unique code. Users enter the code and are guided through an easy, step-by-step process to help them complete the mandatory requirements established by the requestor.

Sharing Code:
This code is typically given to a user by another person in effort to share information contained in their personal QualifiedFirst portfolio, such as their background report, professional qualifications, and more. The users enter the code and can view the shared information securely within their QualifiedFirst account. If the user does not have a QualifiedFirst account, they can open a FREE account in a matter of minutes.

Promotional Code:
This code is sent out to QualifiedFirst® users and can be used for discounts on personal background check orders. Note – these codes cannot be used when responding to a requirement set code.

Forgot your code?

In effort to safeguard our customer’s confidential information, codes can only be recovered from the source that originally supplied them. To obtain your code, check your records or contact the person or organization that gave you the code.

Invalid Code

Sorry, we do not recognize the code you entered. Please check your records and try again. To obtain a new code, contact the person or organization that gave you the code.