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International Background Checks

Over 1.800 organisations have chosen for PESCHECK

Over 1.000 organisations have chosen for PESCHECK

Employees / consumers

For a new position, job, internship, assignment, or, for example, the application for a visa, permit or membership.


Background checking (potential) employees will reduce risks in the organisation.

Volunteer Organizations

Criminal background checks can help organizations that rely on volunteers to protect vulnerable populations from harm.

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For which type of organisations is a criminal background check relevant?

Criminal record checks are always at the top of the most requested checks for companies. In many cases, a criminal background check may also be required by law or legislation. For example, many countries require childcare providers to undergo a criminal background check before being licensed. Ultimately, it can help to create a safer and more secure international environment for both employees and customers. We give you two examples of cases where it can be useful:

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How do we conduct a criminal record check?

The PESCHECK team is committed to maintaining an up-to-date process where the candidate gets help requesting the criminal records check. We also have a dedicated staff that focuses on the application process for international certificates of conduct. The candidate will be given instructions based on the country to apply for a criminal record.


Benefits of outsourcing criminal record checks

Criminal record searches have become an essential part of modern life. As the world gets smaller and more interconnected, it’s important to be able to screen people for criminal activity. That’s where PESCHECK comes in. We offer requests for criminal records in +200 countries.

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We offer a cost-effective solution: a criminal record search service that is quick, simple and reliable.

Save time and resources

Automate this time-consuming process by outsourcing it. We take care of the screening procedure as soon as we get the required information of the candidate.

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We performed more than +300.000 screenings using technology and in-house professionals for customers over the last few years.

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  • How to check criminal record?

    There are a few different ways to go about checking someone’s criminal record. The most common way is to request a criminal background check from a state or federal government agency (digitally).

    Another way to check someone’s criminal record is to run a request for the personal criminal background check fully digital via PESCHECK. If you do not know how to apply for a criminal record in a specific country, please consult PESCHECK. We will offer you a process for the request.

  • Why are criminal record checks important?

    Conducting background checks, particularly criminal record checks, is crucial for protecting businesses and organizations from potential liabilities. For instance, hiring an individual with a criminal past without proper vetting could lead to legal accountability and reputational harm if they reoffend. This is especially vital in sensitive sectors like Healthcare, Financial Services and Governmental roles, where ensuring the security and trustworthiness of employees is paramount. A comprehensive background check process plays a key role in safeguarding these sectors against such risks.


  • How much time does it take to get a criminal record?

    The amount of time it takes to get the certificate of good conduct varies depending on the country. For example, a criminal background check conducted in the Netherlands usually finishes within 3 working days. UK DBS takes after the submission 1 hour. The processing time for obtaining a criminal record can vary. In countries like Germany and Belgium, it might take several days. When a local police department needs to manually intervene in specific cases, it may lead to an extended duration for obtaining a criminal record. Generally speaking, acquiring a criminal record is usually achievable within a few days.

  • What do criminal background checks cover?

    Finally, it provides peace of mind for both employers and employees. Properly screening all employees contributes to creating a more positive and productive work environment.

    While the specific information included in criminal background checks can vary depending on the country, they usually include a person’s criminal record. This includes information on any arrests, convictions, and incarcerations. Criminal background checks sometimes cover not only convictions but also pending criminal cases and dismissed charges.

  • How long does a criminal record last?

    In the United Kingdom, a criminal record lasts for an indefinite period. A criminal conviction results in a permanent entry on an individual’s background check, meaning their criminal record becomes a lifelong part of their history accessible in future checks.



    There are some exceptions to this, however. Certain types of offenses, such as motoring offenses, may become “spent” after a specific period, meaning they no longer appear on a criminal record check once that time has elapsed. This means that they will not appear on background checks. For more serious offences, such as murder or rape, there is no time limit on how long a criminal record will last. Each country has his own rules regarding the lookup history of the criminal history and it could become very complex, as in the Netherlands for example.

  • Do criminal records expire?

    An individual’s criminal record may undergo changes over time, allowing for the removal of specific details after a certain period. “Spent” convictions, typically older offenses considered less relevant currently, may be removed from criminal records after a certain period. These adjustments in the record acknowledge the passage of time and the potential for personal change and rehabilitation. Notably, in the United Kingdom, criminal records do not expire, meaning convictions and certain other information remain on the record indefinitely  After a specified period of time, these convictions will no longer appear on an individual’s criminal record.

    Similarly, cautions and reprimands will also be removed after a set period of time. The length of time that must pass before this information is removed from a criminal record varies depending on the offence and the age of the offender at the time of the offence. In general, however, it is typically between five and ten years.

Types of background checks

There are many different types of pre-employment checks that organisations can choose to conduct.le ID and CV check may be sufficient. However, further research on the applicant is needed for functions that entail integrity, reliability, and impeccable behaviour. PESCHECK helps you identify which types of checks to run for certain functions, and offers checks tailored to your organisation’s specific needs.

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