Individual Checks

We perform a wide range of individual checks, ranging from identity checks and education checks, to criminal record checks.

We enable our clients to vet individuals or natural persons as a means to make informed decisions.

Whether you’re making a hiring or placement decision, a business decision, or an investment decision, you’ll know who you are dealing with – your customer, tenant, independent contractor, advisor, employee or other individual third parties.

Identity verifications

It’s important to identify who you are dealing with in real-time – whether it’s pre-employment screening to inform a hiring decision, or due diligence for customer onboarding.

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Identity verification

ID Verification/Check

Real-time verification of an identity number which checks that the ID number provided is valid, and belongs to the person in question, and confirms the gender of the person and whether they are alive or deceased.

Passport Verification

Non-real-time verification to confirm the passport is valid as per the Department of Home Affairs.

Live-ID Portrait Lookup

Real-time verification which returns the candidate’s most recent ID photo as per the Department of Home Affairs.

Biometric ID Verification

Non-real-time verification which confirms the candidate’s identity based on live fingerprint capture. This doubles as liveness detection.

Identity Verification Combination

An Identity Check is recommended to perform along with any of the individual verifications as means to first ensure that the person’s identity is valid, prior to checking their qualifications, licenses, bank accounts, etc.

Criminal record verifications

These checks indicate if a person has been associated with illicit activity. A supporting SAPS report is available on request, which would show any details relating to past, pending, or current judgement(s), prosecution(s) or incarceration(s) relating to this individual.

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Criminal record verifications

Criminal Record Lookup searches the National Criminal Record Database for any entries assigned to, or associated with the individual, using their fingerprints to confirm their identity. In the event of one or more entries being found, a SAPS report can be supplied. In-person electronic fingerprint capturing is preferred; however, paper-capturing is also possible where required.

Criminal record checks are often a once-off or recurring industry requirement, for example, for teachers/educators (SACE), the security industry (PSIRA), gambling licenses, liquor licenses, etc. Criminal record checks for employment purposes and corporate enquiries, may be mandated by the hiring company even if it is not an industry regulatory requirement.

Turnaround Times

Each Turnaround time has an associated cost.

Checks We Offer

Verification of the criminal record to confirm if any illicit activity is associated with the person. Your choice of Standard, Premium, or Priority Turnaround Time.

* Note: All these checks are in combination with Identity Verification.

Education and qualification verifications

Verifying an individual’s qualifications is increasingly important due to the rise of qualification falsification and fraud, as well as misrepresentation on CVs. These checks range from Matric pre-1992 to Matric post-1992, tertiary qualifications, local and international, as well as trade certificates and other SAQA approved qualifications and NQF certificates.

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Education and qualifications verifications

Qualification checks are non-real-time checks:

* Note: All these checks are in combination with Identity Verification.

Association/Membership checks:

We also perform non-real-time verification of associations (e.g. SAICA/SAIPA/CIMA/CISA etc), confirming an individual’s qualification, association and/or membership is valid and in good standing with a variety of industry bodies and institutions.

Employment verifications

Identity, Background/Criminal Record Lookups and Qualification Verifications are key components of a solid pre-employment screening and hiring process. We also offer employment reference checks which give you that additional peace of mind, ensuring you make the right hire.

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Employment verifications

Employment confirmation

A non-real-time check where our team contacts the individual’s previous employers’ HR/payroll department to:

Confirm prior employment:

Employment reference

A non-real-time check where our team contacts the individual’s previous employers’ HR/payroll department to:

Validate any of the following:

Confirm that candidate is fit and proper for employment:

Employment confirmation and reference

A non-real-time check where our team contacts the individual’s previous employers to:

Financial, Risk and ITC verifications

These include bank account verifications and financial risk verifications. Verifying financial information is particularly important where money is changing hands, and especially when the amount is above the Cash Transaction Threshold of R24,999.00 and in cash.

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Financial, Risk and ITC verifications

These checks are real-time checks.

Checks we offer:

* Note: This check can be in combination with end-to-end FICA Individual or modular FICA individual verifications.

Other verifications

Other checks include license verifications and watchlist screening.
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Other verifications

The turnaround time varies depending on the verification. Some are real-time and near real-time and others are non-real-time.

Other checks we offer:

End-to-end FICA Individual

Real-time verification of individuals/natural persons for the purpose of KYC/FICA (South Africa). It’s a combination of products: IDV, watchlist screening, address verification and bank account verification. A risk assessment questionnaire component is also available. These checks are available in a modular format or as a complete solution. FICA business checks can be performed to verify individuals or businesses. This is a frictionless exercise and there are no document uploads required.

Address Verification

Real-time verification of an individual’s residential address which checks that the address exists and that the address is associated with the individual in question either currently or previously.

Watchlist Screening

Real-time verification of candidates available in various configurations. Screenings can be performed against a host of national and international watchlists and sanction lists, including lists from the EU, OFAC, HM Treasury, Local and Other (1200+ lists). These checks confirm Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs), Domestic Prominent Influential Persons (DPIP) and Foreign Prominent Public Officials (FPPO). Adverse media checks are also part of the sanction screening process.

Driver’s License Verification

Non-real-time verification of license validity; the authorised government issuing authority, expiry date and license code is also shared. This check is best performed in combination with identity verification.

Verifications not listed

Reach out to us so that we can discuss your requirements for any verifications that may not be listed.

Our offering is available as an API, desktop software, via web portal, or batch requests.

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