What’s involved in Background Checks covering history outside of the U.S.?

If you’ve lived, worked or gone to school in countries outside of the U.S., your employer may run a background check on you in those countries.

Employers will often run the same kinds of checks internationally – for example, employment history verifications, education history verifications and criminal records checks – as they do in the US, to the extent available in and allowed by the foreign country.

In performing these international screens, HireRight may need to request from the job candidate additional information specific to that country.

For example, for certain Latin American countries the candidate’s mother’s maiden name will be required to perform the screen; and Chinese law requires the person’s name in Chinese characters and a copy of the candidate’s passport.