Overseas criminal record checks
Employers are increasingly faced with the challenges of undertaking pre-employment checks on overseas applicants and those who have lived and worked outside the UK.
It is important to verify their credentials because they may:
- Exaggerate employment overseas in the belief that the details will not be checked; or
- Wish to conceal adverse information (e.g. a criminal record).
The documents on this page highlight some of the problems involved in conducting checks in other countries and provide more detailed advice in acquiring criminal history information for a range of countries.