You can choose from a wide range of checks, to suit each particular candidate and vacancy.

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We'll verify an individual's employment, self-employment and educational activities within a specified activity timeframe of your choice.

5-15 working days

We'll obtain a character reference, providing a referee's opinion of the individual.

5-15 working days

This check is designed to spot any differences between an individual's CV and any information they provide during the screening process.

1-2 working days

We'll check the details of an individual's academic history, both in secondary and higher education.

5-15 working days

With this check, we'll look to confirm the details of an individual's employment history.

5-15 working days

For roles regulated by the FCA, and where an individual's previous employers were also subject to FCA regulation, we'll look to obtain a regulated reference from them.

Up to 6 weeks

This check is intended to secure explanations of any gaps in an individual's activity history when they were neither employed or in full-time education.

On submission

We'll obtain written confirmation of an individual's professional or trade membership, qualification or licence(s).

5-15 working days
Professional Associations

We'll obtain an apostille certificate for documents issued by UK institutions. The Apostille is an official government issued certificate added to documents. The UK Apostille will be recognised when presented in member countries of The Hague Convention and also a number of other countries.

8-15 working days

We'll check that an individual is on the EUSR and will confirm any endorsements and enhanced reference information that also appears.

1-2 working days

We'll check an individual's status with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), establishing their permissions, disciplinary history and waivers.

1-2 working days

This is a customiable self-declaration questionnaire covering topics such as any financial, regulatory, criminal or conflicts of interest that an individual may have had.

Instant

We'll confirm whether a gas engineer appears on the Gas Safe Register and that they hold a current registration.

1-2 working days

We'll check to see if an individual appears on the HSE Public Register of Notice History, indicating that they have broken HSE laws.

1-2 working days

We'll check whether or not the individual is listed on the National Union of Journalists Freelance Directory.

1-3 working days

We will check an individual's Street Works card by verifying that the name, date of birth and SWQR number are correct and confirming the card's expiry date.

1-2 working days

We'll check whether an individual has a valid qualified teacher status or is banned, sanctioned or restricted from working in the education sector.

1-3 working days

We'll check whether an individual has a valid Security Industry Authority licence.

1-3 working days

This check establishes whether an individual appears in records held by the SDTR, detailing findings or orders made against them.

1-2 working days

This check establishes whether an individual is registered with the SRA.

5-10 working days

Within this series of checks, we'll draw on publicly available sources to report on multiple elements of an individual's personal and work background.

1-2 working days

We will check if candidate's personal details contained within the passport match the code on the machine-readable zone (MRZ), as per ICAO standardisation, cross-check against a database of lost, stolen and compromised passports, and undertake a visual authenticity scan.

Instant

In this check, we'll verify an individual's identity by cross-referencing their personal information against a variety of government and proprietary sources.

Instant

In this check, we'll verify an individual's identity by cross-referencing their personal information against a variety of government and proprietary sources.

Instant

We'll verify an individual's UK passport number with the Passport Office, using the individual's current name and address. Only current, valid passports can be verified.

5-15 working days

This service carries out a face to face identity check at an individual's local Post Office.

Instant

Using our expert knowledge of Home Office rules, we will audit an individual's documents to verify their right to work in the UK.

1-2 working days

Verifile will obtain copies of appropriate identity documents from the candidate. Using our expert knowledge of Home Office rules, we will audit these documents to verify their right to work in the UK.

Instant

For the purposes of this check, we search various databases to confirm the accuracy of an individual's personal information.

1-2 working days

The Basic level check, via the Disclosure & Barring Service, provides details of unspent convictions and conditional cautions or states that there are no such convictions (subject to filtering rules). This check was designed for individuals residing or working in England and Wales but is also used in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. 

1-10 working days

The Basic level check, via Access NI, provides details of all unspent convictions or states that there are no such convictions. This check was designed for individuals residing or working in Northern Ireland.

5-15 working days

The Basic level check provides details of all unspent convictions for individuals in Scotland or states that there are no such convictions.

1-10 working days

The Enhanced level check, via the Disclosure & Barring Service, provides details of spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (subject to filtering rules) and will also check information held on an individual by the police. Subject to further eligibility criteria, it also confirms whether the applicant is on the list of people barred from working with children or vulnerable adults. This check was designed for individuals residing or working in England and Wales but is also used in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

1-15 working days

The Enhanced level check, via Access NI, provides details on all spent and unspent convictions, cautions, informed warnings, non-court disposals, information held by the Disclosure and Barring Service (for positions in regulated activity), and information held by the police that is relevant to the role applied. This check was designed for individuals residing or working in Northern Ireland.

5-15 working days

The Enhanced level check (for individuals in Scotland) provides details on all unspent and spent convictions, unspent cautions, whether the individual is included on Children’s or adult’s lists, and information about whether an applicant is subject to notification requirements under the Sex Offenders Register (or states that there are no such convictions).

5-15 working days

The Standard level check, via the Disclosure & Barring Service, provides details of spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings or states that there are no such convictions (subject to filtering rules). This check was designed for individuals residing or working in England and Wales but is also used in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

1-10 working days

The Standard level check, via Access NI, provides details on all spent and unspent convictions, informed warnings and other non-court disposals or states that there are no such convictions. This check was designed for individuals residing or working in Northern Ireland.

5-15 working days

The Standard level check (for individuals in Scotland) provides details on all unspent and certain spent convictions, unspent cautions and information about whether an applicant is subject to notification requirements under the Sex Offenders Register or states that there are no such convictions.

5-15 working days

This check allows us to carry out a fast check of the DBS Adults' Barred List, something that can be done while waiting for the results of a DBS Enhanced Level check.

3-5 working days

We'll check whether an individual appears on List 99, the register of men and women who are barred from working with children by the Department of Education and Skills.

1-2 working days

We'll apply to register the individual with the Scottish Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme, The individual will be accepted to the scheme if he or she is not barred from working with children or protected adults.

5-15 working days

We'll apply to update the individual's registration with the Scottish Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme.

5-15 working days

Using civil court records, we'll check whether an individual has been involved in civil litigation. Depending on the court, the search may include details of CCJs, High Court judgments, tribunal awards, small claims and summary causes and default money judgements.

1-2 working days

We'll establish an individual's financial status.

Instant

We'll establish an individual's financial status.

1-2 working days

We'll establish whether an individual is - or ever was - a director or a company secretary of a company in the UK.

1-2 working days

We'll check whether an individual has been involved in civil or criminal litigation.

1-2 working days

This is a search to see whether an individual appears on the Cifas national and internal fraud databases.

Instant

This wide-ranging check establishes whether an individual's or a company's name appears in association with anything from criminal activity and international sanctions through to regulatory penalties and Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs).

Instant

We check to see whether an individual is a known animal rights activist.

1-2 working days

Using their current name and key words from their CV, we'll search for information on an individual in over 1000 search engines, including the 'invisible web'.

1-2 working days

Drawing on a global press database of over 20,000 news sources, we'll search for any appearances by an individual in the media, based on their name and the contents of their CV.

1-2 working days

We'll undertake a check of an individual's online reputation across various social media platforms, identifying both positive and negative aspects of their online activity.

1-2 working days

Liaising directly with the Northern Ireland Driver and Vehicle Agency, we'll check that an individual holds a valid driving licence and what vehicles they're entitled to drive. We'll also check for any endorsements and disqualifications on their licence.

5-15 working days

Liaising directly with the DVLA, we'll obtain an individual's driving records and confirm they hold a valid driving licence

Instant

We'll run a check on an individual's car, establishing its MOT, car tax and insurance status.

1-2 working days

This check provides a detailed assessment of a company, drawing on its financial accounts, legal filings and credit risk rating, as well as information on its management and directors.

1-2 working days

This check provides a detailed assessment of non registered businesses such as the self-employed or partnerships.

1-2 working days

The check will validate VAT numbers issued in the European Union by any member state.

1-2 working days