Key points to consider for
international criminal record checks
Legal and Privacy Considerations
Conducting international criminal record checks can be complex due to varying laws and regulations in different countries concerning the release and sharing of criminal record information. Privacy laws and data protection regulations must also be taken into account when obtaining and handling such sensitive information.. Delvium partners with organisations that specialise in these checks to offer its users an automated service with specialist providers.
Scope of Checks
The scope of an international criminal record check can vary. It might include checking for convictions, pending cases, or other relevant criminal history information. The level of detail provided can depend on the policies and procedures of the country being checked.
International criminal record checks can take varying amounts of time, depending on factors such as the efficiency of the foreign country's law enforcement agencies, communication channels, and the complexity of the search.
Sources of Information
Criminal record information is typically obtained from law enforcement agencies, national police databases, and other relevant government sources in the countries where the individual has lived or resided. The process and accessibility of this information can vary significantly between countries.
In most cases, individuals are required to provide their explicit consent before an international criminal record check is conducted on them. This consent is essential to comply with privacy laws and regulations.
Due to differences in legal systems and record-keeping practices across countries, verifying the accuracy and completeness of international criminal record information can be challenging.