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personal background

Personal Background Checks

Personal background checks are conducted discreetly, in a manner that protects the privacy of the individual under investigation, and ensures that the entire process takes place within the framework of the law.

  • Identity
    • Validation check
    • Population register
    • Identity match
    • Living status
    • Fraudulent identity
    • ID number history
  • Status
    • Citizenship status
    • Passport verification
    • Immigration status
    • Work permit verification
    • Visa verification
  • Names
    • Surname, last name or family name
    • Forenames, first names or given names
    • Maiden name(s)
    • Name changes
    • Name variations
    • Aliases
  • Birth
    • Date of birth
    • Place of birth
    • Biological mother’s particulars
    • Biological father’s particulars
    • Details of adoption
  • Education
    • Primary schools attended
    • Secondary schools attended
    • Matriculation results
    • Tertiary institutions attended
    • Qualifications obtained
    • Transcripts
    • Dissertations & theses
  • Employment
    • Places worked
    • Periods of employment
    • Job title, role or function
    • Details of immediate supervisor
    • Remuneration and benefits
    • Disciplinary record
    • Reasons for leaving
    • Management reference check
    • Peer reference check
    • Subordinate reference check
  • Company
    • Company details
    • Principal information
    • Shareholding
    • Office bearers
    • Registration information
    • Auditors information
    • Address of registered office
    • Commercial judgements
    • Associated companies
    • Property ownership and bonds
    • Addresses of principals
    • Annual returns
    • Documents lodged with CIPC
    • Disqualification
  • Driving
    • License verification
    • PDP verification
    • Issue and expiry dates
    • Driver’s license code
    • Endorsements
    • Violations
    • Accidents
    • Outstanding Fines
  • Professional Associations
    • Membership verification
    • Date joined
    • Validity period
    • Standing
    • Certifications & Accreditations
  • Criminal Record
    • Previous convictions
    • Previous arrests
    • Pending cases
    • Pending investigations
    • Registered cases (complainant)
    • Outstanding warrants
  • Labour Record
    • Labour court judgements
    • Labour appeals court judgements
    • CCMA awards
    • CCMA transcripts
  • Court Record
    • Civil court judgements
    • Civil court orders
    • Protection orders
    • Provisional protection orders
    • Administration orders
    • Sequestration orders
    • Estates
    • Insolvencies
    • Trusts
  • Marriage/Divorce
    • Marital status
    • Spouse identification
    • Date of marriage
    • Place of marriage
    • Type of marriage
    • Antenuptial contracts
    • Date of divorce
    • Place of divorce
    • Divorce decrees
    • Maintenance orders
  • Banking
    • Bank, branch, account number
    • Full and General bank code
    • Savings/transmission accounts
    • Current/cheque accounts
    • Personal loans
    • Overdraft facilities
    • Credit cards
    • Vehicle financing
    • Mortgage bonds
    • Investment accounts
    • Business accounts
  • Assets
    • Property ownership
    • Property purchase date/price
    • Title deed and microfilm ref
    • Transfer date
    • Mortgage bonds
    • Vehicle ownership
    • Make, model, year, license
    • Aircraft ownership
    • Make, model, Tail number
    • Watercraft ownership
    • Hull number/SAMSA ref
    • Policies
    • Stock Portfolios
    • Shareholdings
  • Credit/Debt
    • Payment profile
    • National Loans Register
    • National Credit Act
    • Judgements/defaults
    • Adverse listings
    • Credit enquiries
    • Debt review status
    • Administration Orders
    • Rehabilitation orders
    • Sequestration orders
    • Provisional Sequestrations
    • Liens
    • Mortgage bonds
    • Notarial bonds
  • The information you require:
    • Is that information available from public, private or government records?
    • Is that information available in digital or hardcopy format?
    • Is there a procedure that must be followed to access that information?
    • Is the subject’s consent required to access that information?
    • What is the monetary and time cost of accessing that information?
    • Is that information of a confidential or sensitive nature?
    • Are there any restrictions on how that information is used?
  • The scope of the investigation:
    • Breadth – how wide or narrow must the focus of the investigation be?
    • Depth – how deeply do we need to dig into each aspect of the background check?
    • Timeframe – how far back should our search begin?
    • Geography – will the background checks be local, national or international?
  • The nature of the investigation:
    • Will the subject of the background check be aware of the investigation?
    • Will the results be required as evidence in an legal or administrative proceedings?
    • Must the investigation be undertaken immediately, ahead of other work?
    • Must the investigation be completed urgently?
    • Will the investigation require field work such as interviews, surveillance, etc?