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India

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Capital
New Delhi
Currency
Indian Rupee ( INR )
Population
1,210,193,422  
Internet TLD
.in
Area
3,287,263 km²
Calling Code
+91
Time Zone   IST ( UTC +5:30)
Language
Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu
 

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Criminal Record Searches Price Average Turnaround Order Sample
Indian Criminal Records Search $95.00 7-15 days Indian Criminal Records Order International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Name, date of birth, full address, father's name, release form

In India, criminal records are held at the local police station. There are about 15,000 police stations in the country of India. There is not a central computerized criminal database system that can be searched. Therefore, criminal searches are conducted manually at the local police station where the individual resides. If the individual has lived at multiple addresses in India, a search of each station would be required. Please note the price listed of $95 is per police station searched.

Turnaround times vary depending on the police station that is working on the request. Rural areas will have longer turnaround times than the more urban areas. The stations are generally not equipped with fax machines so the process is all done manually, relying on the staff.

 
Verification Services Price Average Turnaround Order Sample
Indian Education Degree Verification $69.00 15-25 days Indian Education Degree Verification Order Indian education verification Sample Report

Requirements: Name, date of birth, school name, degree, major, dates of attendance, city of school, release form, copy of degree

An applicant inflating their educational accomplishments is one of the most common occurrences found on an applicant's resume or application. Info Cubic processes education verifications by contacting educational institutions directly to verify degrees or certifications earned. We verify dates of attendance, graduation date and degree information.

The computerization of records is in progress for some educational institutions in India, however most depend on paper records, with the exception of IIT’s and IIM’s and other newly established institutions.  Paper records can often take long amounts of time to go through, especially if the graduation date is older. The process that is typically followed by most institutions when verifying degree information is for the applicant to provide a copy of their degree certificate or marks sheets. These documents are submitted to the Verification Department for verification. Most institutions require that these requests be post mailed to them and can require additional fees. The types of documentation required can differ by each institution.

There are a few differences in the education systems of the US and India. The first is the way that degrees are categorized. In India, Bachelor's degrees are categorized as either B.Com, B.Sc or B.A. B.Com degrees indicate a major in commerce, B.A degrees indicate a major in history and B.Sc degrees indicate a major in physics. This also applies to Masters Degrees.

There are two types of universities in India. One type is residential, offering on-campus classroom style education. The other type of university does not offer classroom education or only offers Master's classes and usually has affiliated schools and colleges. All IIT's and IIM's can be categorized under the first type of university while institutions such as the University of Delhi or University of Mumbai fall under the second type of university listed.

US social security numbers are not helpful when conducting education verifications in India. Dates of births can be useful but the education records are not maintained by this type of identifier. The Father's name of the individual may help to identify the candidate but degree copies, transcripts and/or mark sheets are required.

Indian Employment Verification $69.00 15-25 days Indian Employment Verification Order International Employment Verification Sample Report

Requirements: Name, date of birth, employer name and contact information, dates of employment, position held, release form, employee ID

Past employment verification is recommended for all employees. It is approximated that 40% of all resumes and employment applications contain falsified information. Our standard Employment Verification reports the employer's name, applicant's title, dates of employment, whether they are eligible for rehire, and we ask for additional comments.

For Employment Verifications in India, we rely on the HR Managers, Personnel Managers, Administrative Officers, HR executives etc. for the verification. There are more employers converting their employment records over to electronic form however, for records older than a year or two, we find that most employers depend on paper records. Due to the time involved in looking up the records it is very important to provide the exact location of the employer and exact position title. For example, there are many businesses with head offices in major cities such as New Delhi or Mumbai that have factories in smaller villages such as Tamilnadu or Karnataka. For the employment verification, we would ask that you supply us with the exact location of where the applicant worked as it may be a location outside of the major city. It is also common for individuals to provide position titles based on US standards therefore, it is important to have the applicant provide the exact position title they worked while employed in India.

Some employers may require additional information such as the relieving letter or employee ID. Something else to consider is that many IT companies will not provide salary information and many of them have gone out of business in recent years.

 
Individual Packages   Save 15% when you order a package Price Average Turnaround Order Sample
Civil & Bankruptcy Search Package $150.00 4-7 days Civil  & Bankruptcy Search Package Order Civil  & Bankruptcy Search Package Report

Requirements: Name (including former name), dob, address, release

The Civil and Bankruptcy Search Package offers discounted pricing of our most popular due diligence searches. This bundle includes one civil records search and one bankruptcy records search, based on the jurisdiction of the address provided.

Criminal & Civil Search Package $185.00 7-15 days Individual Criminal & Civil Search Package Order International Criminal & Civil Report

Requirements: Name (including former name), dob, address, release

The Criminal and Civil Search Package offers discounted pricing of our most popular searches. This bundle includes one criminal records search and one civil records search, based on the jurisdiction of the address provided.

Employment Screening Package $200.00 15-25 days Indian Individual Employment Screening Package Order International Employment Screening Package

Requirements: Name, date of birth, city, school name, degree obtained, dates of attendance, city of school, employer name and contact information, dates of employment, position, copy of degree, father's last name, employee ID and release form

The employment screening package provides discounted price rather than ordering individual products. It includes:

  • -Criminal Background Check
  • -Highest Degree Verification
  • -One Employment Verification
  
Individual Miscellaneous Searches Price Average Turnaround Order Sample
Indian Civil Records Search $119.00 4-7 days Indian Civil Records Search Order International Civil Records Search - Local Level Sample Report

Requirements: Name, date of birth, address, release

The civil search is conducted at the local level through the Lower Court and High Court. Report may include case type, file date, case number, name of court where case was filed, plaintiff, defendant and disposition if a case can be located.

Indian Bankruptcy Records Search $55.00 7-10 days Indian Individual Bankruptcy Records Order International Bankruptcy Records Sample Report

Requirements: Name, date of birth, address

Bankruptcy records are typically unavailable in India. The best alternative is a bankruptcy search conducted through the Ministry of Corporate Affairs nationwide database. The database includes limited information on individuals who have not been compliant with laws and guidelines as well as individuals who have been indicted for an economic default.

Indian Professional Reference Check $69.00 15-25 days Indian Individual Professional Reference Check Order International Professional Reference Check Sample Report

Requirements: Applicant name and date of birth, reference's relationship, contact name and contact information (including phone number and email address)

Our experienced research staff completes personal reference checks by interviewing an applicant's former or current colleagues. Our researchers will provide a comprehensive overview of a person's characteristics.

Global Search $59.00 1-2 days Global Search Order Global Search Sample Report

Requirements: Name, date of birth, address

Global Search aggregates worldwide information sourced from government records, public records, news media publications, sanction and embargo lists and debarred and banned parties' lists to search for criminality information in over 240 countries and territories.

 
Business Record Searches Price Average Turnaround Order Sample
Indian Business Credit Report $249.00 2-5 days Indian Business Credit Report Order International Business Credit Report Sample Report

Requirements: Company name, address

The Indian business credit report will provide you with valuable information on the company's financial standing. Information on collections, payment histories, legal suits, judgments and bankruptcies may be listed on the report.

Indian Business Civil Records Check $125.00 7-10 days Indian Business Civil Records Check Order Sample Report

Requirements: Company name, address

The Indian business civil search is a local level search that contains records from upper level civil courts. Report may include case type, file date, case number, name of court where case was filed, plaintiff, defendant and disposition if a case can be located.

Indian Business Bankruptcy Search $55.00 7-10 days Indian Business Bankruptcy Order Business Bankruptcy Sample Report

Requirements: Company name, address

Bankruptcy records are typically unavailable in India. The best alternative is a bankruptcy search conducted through the Ministry of Corporate Affairs nationwide database. The database includes limited information on companies who have not been compliant with laws and guidelines as well as companies who have been indicted for an economic default.

 
 

Indian MVR Checks

Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) checks are unavailable in India. It is possible however, to bring a copy of the driving license to a Regional Transportation Office in India and check that the license is both valid and genuine. This type of check typically takes about 10-12 business days.

 

Indian Credit Checks

Credit checks are not available in India. Records are maintained by Credit Information Bureau India Limited. These records are only available to financial institutions and other member banks.

 

Indian Court Searches

Court records in India are only accessible to legal entities. Both criminal and civil information can be obtained through court records. Each court covers a specific jurisdiction. Records found at the court include information on cases filed against or pending on individuals residing in the jurisdiction covered by the court. When searching court records the applicant's name, date of birth, father's name, full address and time at the address are required.

 

Indian Police Certificates

Police Clearance Certificates in India can be obtained through the Police department, Passport office or the local embassy. Individuals will need to determine the location in which to apply based their citizenship, where their passport was issued and where they are currently living.

When applying for a Police Clearance Certificate, individuals must complete the required application; provide proof of residence and a valid passport. The application must be submitted in person or through a representative. If submitting the application through a representative they must provide a valid identification document and a letter of authority signed by the individual applying.

Info Cubic does not provide this service.

 

Indian Privacy laws & Regulations

There is currently no comprehensive privacy law in India. Background checks are permitted however the consent form is often required based on the culture in India.

The Right to Information Act 2005 relates to all States and Union Territories in India except for the State of Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir have their own act called Jammu and Kashmir Right to Information Act, 2009. The Right to Information Act 2005 states that citizens are allowed to request information from a public authority and they must reply within thirty days.

 

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