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New Zealand

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Capital
Wellington
Currency
New Zealand dollar (NZD)
Language
English, Maori
Time Zone
NZST ( UTC +12)
Population
4,430,400 
Internet TLD
.nz
Area
268,021 km²
Calling Code
+64
 

New Zealand Background Checks

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Criminal Record Searches Price Average Turnaround Order Sample
New Zealand Nationwide Criminal Database Search $75.00 7-10 days New Zealand Criminal Database Search Order International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Name, date of birth, city, release form

This search is conducted through a nationwide criminal database consisting of records from New Zealand higher courts for crimes comparable to felonies in the US.

Ministry of Justice Search in New Zealand $155.00 20-25 days New Zealand Criminal Database Search Order  

Requirements: Name, date of birth, city, ID, special release form Acceptable copies of Identification documents are a New Zealand Driver's License or Passport

This search is a comprehensive national police records search through the Ministry of Justice in New Zealand. Information returned will return all criminal convictions that have not been concealed or suppressed by statute in compliance with the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act of 2004. It will also not include any convictions that have been suppressed by court order. Please not that a police certificate is NOT provided with this search.

 
Verification Services Price Average Turnaround Order Sample
New Zealand Education Degree Verification $69.00 7-14 days New Zealand Education Degree Verification Order International Education Verification Sample Report

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

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.

New Zealand Employment Verification $69.00 7-14 days New Zealand Employment Verification Order International Employment Verification Sample Report

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

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.

 
Individual Packages   Save 15% when you order a package Price Average Turnaround Order Sample
Criminal & Civil Search Package $150.00 7-10 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.

Civil & Bankruptcy Search Package $160.00 5-7 days Australian Individual Basic Credit Report Order International Basic Credit 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.

Employment Screening Package $185.00 7-14 days New Zealand Credit Check 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 and release form

The employment screening package provides discounted pricing rather than ordering individual products. The package Includes:

  • - Criminal Background Check
  • - Highest Degree Verification
  • - One Employment Verification

 
Individual Miscellaneous Searches Price Average Turnaround Order Sample
New Zealand Civil Records Search - Nationwide level $99.00 5-7 days New Zealand Civil Records Search Order International Civil Records Search - Federal Court Sample Report

Requirements: Name, date of birth, address (including city), release

This search is conducted at the nationwide level. 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.

New Zealand Bankruptcy Records Search- Nationwide level $89.00 2-4 days New Zealand Individual Bankruptcy Records - Nationwide level Order International Bankruptcy Records Sample Report

Requirements: Name, date of birth, address, release form

This search is conducted at the nationwide level through a government agency's database containing personal insolvency and some court appointed liquidations. Report may include file date, case number, name of court where case was filed and case status if a bankruptcy case can be located.

New Zealand Professional Reference Check $69.00 7-14 days New Zealand Individual Professional Reference Check OrderNew Zealand Individual Employment Screening Package 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.

New Zealand Credit Check $240.00 5-8 days New Zealand Credit Check Order International Credit Report

Requirements: Name, date of birth, address, release form

Personal Credit Checks are permitted to be used for employment purposes in New Zealand under the Privacy Act. A credit report will disclose any adverse financial history in the last five years about the candidate, including loan defaults, debt collections, insolvencies, court judgments or bankruptcies. The report also discloses if the candidate is a Director of any New Zealand company and also if they have ever reported their ID as being lost or stolen, and whether a person has been banned by the Government from being a Director or Manager of a company.

As outlined in the Credit Reporting Privacy Code 2004, Refer to Rule 11 (2) (b) (iii) "a prospective employer, or that prospective employer's agent, for the purpose of a pre-employment check of that individual for a position involving significant financial risk."

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
New Zealand Business Credit Report $249.00 7-10 days New Zealand Business Credit Report Order International Business Credit Report Sample Report

Requirements: Company name, address

The New Zealand 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.

New Zealand Business Registration $30.00 2-4 days New Zealand Business Registration Records Check Order Sample Report

Requirements: Company name, address

The New Zealand Business Registration search conducted through the Ministry of Finance. Information included on the report may contain company name, registration number, date of registration, registered address, issuing capital, paid up capital, articles of incorporation, and company directors and auditors.

New Zealand Business Civil Records Check - Nationwide $119.00 5-7 days New Zealand Business Civil Records Check Order Sample Report

Requirements: Company name, address (including city)

This search is conducted at the nationwide level. 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.

New Zealand Business Bankruptcy Check - Nationwide $79.00 2-4 days New Zealand Business Bankruptcy Order Business Bankruptcy Sample Report

Requirements: Company name, address

This search is conducted at the nationwide level through a database containing information from government sources. Report may include file date, case number, name of court where case was filed and case status if a bankruptcy case can be located.

 

New Zealand Criminal Searches through the Police

Although the police are not able to provide a Police Certificate, they will process requests for criminal information for companies that work with the care of children, elderly and other vulnerable individuals.

 

New Zealand Police Certificate

Police Certificates/Clearances are not available in New Zealand. Individuals can apply through the Ministry of Justice for a copy of their conviction record and provide the copy to the third party. For more information you can call the telephone number below and ask to speak with a Criminal Records Officer.

Criminal Records Unite
Ministry of Justice
SX10161 Wellington, New Zealand
+64 (4) 918 8800

 

New Zealand Privacy laws & Regulations

The Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act of 2004 has a set of criteria that when met, certain criminal convictions are concealed. It is not necessary for the individual to apply for concealment. As long as the criterion continues to be met the criminal conviction will remain concealed.

Criteria to conceal a criminal record under the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act of 2004:

  • No convictions within the past 7 years
  • Never sentenced to imprisonment, corrective training or any other custodial sentence
  • Never ordered by court to be detained in a hospital for a mental condition instead of being sentenced in a criminal case
  • Never convicted of a "specified offense" (sexual offenses against children, mentally impaired etc.)
  • All costs and fines associated with the case must be paid
  • Never disqualified indefinitely from driving under section 65 Land Transportation Act 1998

The Privacy Act 1993, covers information privacy and includes 12 Information Privacy Principles. The privacy principles explain how individual's information should be used, collected and stored. For more information on The Privacy Act 1993, visit the New Zealand Ministry of Justice's website.

 

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