Ensure Integrity with Dutch Criminal Record Checks.

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Over 1.800 organisations have chosen for PESCHECK

Over 1.000 organisations have chosen for PESCHECK


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


To screen employees to allow staff to reduce risks, for example when hiring new staff.

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Need a VOG to conclude a contract or to become a member of a trade association.

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

A VOG is required when performing certain professions in the Netherlands. For example, teachers, childminders, taxi drivers etc. If there is no legal obligation, you as an employer may decide for yourself whether you request a VOG from your employees. We give you three scenarios where it might be helpful to conduct a Dutch criminal record:

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How do we conduct a criminal record check?

Instead of a visit to the municipality, you can easily apply for a VOG via PESCHECK. We forward the VOG application automated online to the Justis, the screening authority. They will then check whether the candidate has criminal offences or other matters to his or her name and whether these pose a risk for the purpose for which the VOG is requested.

If this is not the case, or if the facts are not relevant to the purpose of the VOG, the candidate will receive the certificate of conduct by mail.


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 both national and international criminal records in +200 countries.

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We offer a cost-effective solution: a Dutch criminal record search service that is quick, simple and reliable. Request in 60 seconds!

Save time and resources

The VOG application is processed within minutes. The Justice Department will send the VOG to the candidate in 3 working days.

Criminal Record check specialists

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

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  • What is a VOG (Certificate of Good Conduct?

    A Certificate of Good Conduct (VOG) is a paper document indicating that your past behaviour is not an objection for a particular task or position.

  • What are the conditions of the VOG?

    If you have applied for a VOG, Dienst Justis will check the Justice Documentation System to see if you have committed a criminal offence. They will check whether you have come into contact with the Police or the Justice Department. They look to see if you have a criminal record.

  • What do you need for a VOG?

    To apply for a Certificate of Good Conduct, there are a number of requirements. There is a difference in the requirements when applying for a VOG online and when applying for a VOG at the municipality.

  • Why do you need to apply for a VOG?

    A Certificate of Good Conduct (VOG) is requested in many cases these days. It may be asked by an employer if you want to work somewhere, but it is also required for visa applications or operating licences. However, for many, it is not known why applying for a VOG is required and when it is not. In some cases, it is legally required to apply for a VOG. Examples include teachers, taxi drivers and guest parents. In principle, the government determines when and why applying for a VOG is mandatory. When there is no legal obligation, the employer determines whether to require a VOG for the position in question.

  • Can I apply for a VOG in English?

    The VOG is issued only in Dutch with a standard, short English-language explanation. However, it is possible to have your Dutch VOG translated by a sworn interpreter or translator should this be necessary. For this, you can contact a translation agency.

  • When is a VOG required?

    Examples include positions in childcare and taxi drivers, for example. In other situations, the employer may stipulate that a VOG is mandatory upon appointment to a position within the organisation. Although this is then not legally required, you should then submit a VOG before working for this employer.

Types of background checks

PESCHECK offers international background checks for all industries, including IT and technology, healthcare, accounting, finance, construction, logistics, recruiting, governments, education and more. You can verify a candidate’s history, even if they’ve lived, worked, or studied abroad. Whether you want to screen your candidates for the validity of an ID, references, diplomas or integrity, everything is possible.

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