Background Checks

Background Checks are used for everything from employment to rental housing (Senior Citizens; Assisted Living; Section 8 Housing). A Background Check typically includes Social Security Number, Citizenship Status, criminal, commercial, and financial records and range from minimal sensitivity (such as employment for a minimum wage job) to high (such as a job related to the FBI or National Security). It may include property and driving records, drug testing, evaluations for Medical, Mental, and Physiological examinations, polygraphs and arrests/ imprisonment. Typically, a person cannot refuse a Background Check unless you wish to forfeit what you desire, e.g. that housing, that employment. Reasons for BCs include to verify personal information, personal honesty and integrity, exclude drug users, and general risk management.

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What is a real international background check investigation?

International background checks are professional investigations conducted by a background check or private investigation company with field offices or field investigators in the foreign country or countries involved in your case. The purpose is to minimize risk in foreign hiring, international business and relationships.

Real international background check investigations can involve criminal and court records, asset searches, education and employment, passport and visa verification, travel records, civil and public records, marriage history, neighbor testimony, businesses, etc. Searching criminal records is not a background check, but only a part of the investigation. Many companies claim to offer background checks but only search generic databases. In fact, searching databases is not an option in many developing countries. An investigator on the ground accessing local records, speaking the same language, and conducting real investigation is the only way. Any website claiming otherwise is a scam. Fortunately, there are some options available. Companies such as Kroll and Wymoo® International have well established reputations and do offer the service. If there is only one foreign country involved, consumers also have the option of contacting a private investigator in that country directly, although this can be a higher risk option due to language and cultural barriers.

Always verify the company has field investigators, offices or agents in the country where you need the investigation. Making phone calls or searching the internet from abroad is not an investigation, and is not worth a dime. A real background check is a professional investigation; skilled investigators are required.

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Will an employment background check show a careless driving conviction?

It depends on the level of background check, the offence and the disposal (sentence):

Basic criminal record check:

If the conviction is unspent, it will show up.

Convictions can take up to 7 years to spent, it depends on the sentence.

Convictions that result in a prison sentence of over 4 years will never be spent.

Standard and enhanced DBS check:If the conviction was for causing death or grievous bodily harm by careless/aggravated driving, it will show up forever.

If the conviction resulted in a custodial sentence, it will appear show up forever.

If you have more than one conviction offence, they will all show forever.

If non of the above apply, the conviction will stop showing after 11 years (or 5.5 years if you were under 18 when convicted).

Enhanced DBS check:

The police can include any information they hold on an individual as long as they believe it is relevant to a recruitment decision, so even if a conviction qualifies to come off a DBS check, the police can still choose to include it.

There are various organisations such as NACRO and Unlock who will advise on when a conviction is spent, whether it should show and what you should declare when applying.

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What shows up on an employment background check?

It totally depends on how far back the employer chooses to look into your criminal record and/or if they are looking for any involvement in any kind of specific type of crime.

An employment background check can reveal many things such as property records, court documents, arrest records, aliases, marital and criminal records. Many people do background checks on themselves so they are in the know, or to clear up any inaccuracies before they go in for an interview.

You can read more in depth about what will be revealed and how the process works at the link provided below

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Will a legal diversion show up on a background check?

Maybe. If the person fulfilled his or her mandated obligation (community service, monetary restitution, etc.) in lieu of serving a sentence to the satisfaction of the court it is possible the record would be expunged. It really depends upon the length of time since the application of the diversion sentence, the laws of the state where the act was committed, and the prior history of the offender. First of all, all you have to do is google a question like "Will diversion appear in criminal record?" State laws vary. However, a diversion -- suucessfully completed -- will appear on your history as a dismissal of charges, so yes, the record of arrest and court appearance will show up in a background check. If the diversion wasn't successfully completed, it's as if the original divresion never happened and the full charges stand.

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How far does a criminal background check go back in Indiana?

The dawn of time. Well, probably, not quite that far, only back to say 1816, when Indiana became a state.

You should generally expect a criminal background check to go back as far as the person making it wants it to and is willing to pay for (it's easier and cheaper to check the last 7 or 10 years than it is to go back to 1816). There's no automatic "oh, it's been three years, that falls off your record" kind of rule in effect that applies to everything.

If someone is doing a background check on you, it's probably in your best interest to tell them ahead of time what they're going to find. The fact you did something stupid when you were 18 is less likely to be important to potential employers than whether or not you tried to hide it from them; telling them - or not - says something about what you're like now and they willregard that as relevant.

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Can you find the birthplace of someone with a background check?

Yes, but employers don't bother, birthplace is irrelevant. Legal authority to work in the USA is documentary.

Added: Not with the ordinary background check that most people ask about. However, a DEEP background investigation (e.g.: for a high level government security clearance) will reveal this information.

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What kind of criminal charges in your criminal background can keep you from becoming a paralegal?

Untrue I have a friend who is a court reporter and she has a background. She sent the state her criminal background with explanation and was approved by the state to work in the legal field. If the offense was a long time ago example 10 years ago and you've been clean since is a help. I've met lawyers who made mistakes in their youth but turned it all around. Never let anyone tell you something is out of reach for you. Of course you can't work at a daycare if you have a drug dealing charge. But always try and don't settle until you have an official answer from the STATE. Good Luck! In general, ANY FELONY conviction will rule you out for a career in any part of the justice system.

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How long does a felony record remain available for public access such as employment background checks?

In most states conviction of a felony for an adult will always remain a matter of public record. Some states have statutes which allow only certain individuals to obtain this information.

Investigate whether your convicting State has an expungement process to remove the felony. It costs time and money to pursue, but it would be nice to have your life back, wouldn't it?

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Does primerica do background checks on employees?

They do background checks on both employees and the independent business contractors. Only difference is that contractors have to pay a non-refundable fee, which can be a tax write-off since it is a business expense.

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Do local warrants show on pre employment background checks?

They very likely would. These are the same records referred to by law enforcemnt when running a "name check" on you.

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How long does it take for Ross dress for less to call you back after a background check?

It takes them a week to two weeks for a background check and they call you as soon as they have seen it usually another day or two so id say around 8 to 9 days

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Do nullified misdemeanors show up in background checks?

"Nullified" is not a legal term - If the charges were not 'expunged' then they will still exist as part of your record.

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Do warrants for arrest show up on a background check?

== == * Warrants for arrest that are still pending show up on background checks. * It would depend on who is conducting the background check ie; private investigator, law enforcement, etc.

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Is Bank of America issuing credit cards to immigrants without background checks?

Bank of America issues credit cards to people who do NOT have social security numbers or a credit history as long as they have had a checking account with them for three months without having a overdraft. That's a fancy way of saying they ARE issuing credit cards to ILLEGAL immigrants. And it's not just Bank of America! It's some other banks, too!

For more information about his, check out all the links I'm leaving or do a Google search with the words "Bank of America immigrants." You'll find lots of information about this. ~Deb~

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Will juvenile felonies show up on an adult background check?

No. A juvenile criminal record is sealed.

Added: UNLESS, the felony the juvenile committed was serious enough to have caused them to be bound over to adult court for trial and adjudication. THEN, that record would appear on the individuals adult record.

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What does a FedEx employment background check include?

Basically everything. Previous addresses, work history, family, police record, d,v record, you name it. It is federal job, hence federal express (FedEx) . However they do make mistakes. Well, the agencies that do the background checs make mistakes, they accidentally put on my application that I had pending charges in all couties I ever lived im. I called all the counties to see if they had anything in their databases and they said nothing. They even confirmed that they snail mailed statements to fed-ex stating I am clear. Lol, sorry for the babble. I just hope you double check their check on you. It will mean getting or loosing your job.

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Will a background check reveal a fail drug test?

A background check searches both the state and national databases to determine if you were ever arrested or charged with a crime.

Whether your case went to trial, pled out or was dropped by the state attorneys office does not matter although it will usually specify the outcome.

Unless the failed driug test resulted in an arrest and charges, a background check therefore will not indicate a failed drug test.

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What criminal background checks disqualify a nurse?

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It's not the check that disqualifies, but the underlying action. For example; if patients mysteriously died while in your care, that is not the fault of the background check.

I would say that that which would disqualify a nurse is the same as would disqualify anyone except that nurses have the opportunity to do more harm than say, a burger flipper.

If I were hiring a nurse, I would be very concerned about drug use and abuse.


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Actually, most local laws forbid convicted felons from registering to be a nurse. You can complete the schooling. But not work in health care. However, laws vary from state to state, county to county, and town to town.


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Does a warrant in another state show up on a background check?

Warrants do not show up in background checks available to employers - only convictions. Warrants show up in the NCIC, unavailable to employers other than law enforcement.

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Do they do a criminal background check when getting a HVAC license?

No city, no county, and no state given. (???) Since you have to get licensed anyway, just ask them.

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What records are on pre employment background checks?

Whatever the employer wants. Usually it is a criminal history report and verification of previous employment, education (highest level) and professional license. It could also contain things like you immigration status

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How do you fill out a background check if you never worked?

Just write "No work history" in that area.

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Do pending charges show up in employment background checks in Virginia?

If the charges are not yet adjudicated, they MAY not appear on your record, however the record of your arrest, by whom, and for what, WILL appear.

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How long does a background check take?

All DependsIt all depends upon how intensive the report is desired to be. The type of information requested and rather or not the person whose background is being checked is easily found. These are some of the factors you have to consider. It could take anywhere from a few minutes to a few days, months or years. If you are checking for a person's criminal background, the more personal information you have (Date of birth, aliases, social security number, etc...) will speed the process.

For job applicants, three days is the normal length of time taken in North America. However for bonded jobs, security-related, or government, and for non-citizens, the length can take two weeks.

Anything longer is not productive for employers.

In special cases the applicant can be hired immediately, on condition that the background check will turn out to be acceptable later on.

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Will an investigation show up on a criminal history background check?

In most cases, not unless you were arrested and charged with a criminal offense.

In the UK, an enhanced criminal record check may reveal information about an investigation if the police believe that the information is relevant to a recruitment decision.

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