International criminal searches turn up crimes and offenses in a candidate’s previous countries of residence. Criminal background information is subject to limited availability based on a country’s laws and regulations. Some countries maintain only paper files at local jurisdictions or police departments, which can result in longer turnaround times.

Contact us about available search locations. Special release requirements may apply for some international searches.

Order international criminal searches for:

  • Executives at global enterprises
  • Health care specialists with global experience
  • Hospitality industry staff

Verification turnaround time:

7 – 10 business days


Q: What types of crimes might an international criminal search find?

A: Your search report will include crimes and offenses comparable to felonies in the United States. Some results may include less serious crimes. Results can vary by country.

Q: How many years are included in the search?

A: The scope of an international criminal search varies by country. For information about specific countries, contact us.

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.

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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.

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