Our CRA can conduct court records searches, employment verification and education confirmation in many countries throughout the world. Availability, turnaround time and cost vary significantly based on the country. For specific information regarding international searches, please contact our office.

Court Records

Criminal and civil court records are available in most countries. Turnaround time is usually a few days to a few weeks. Local, regional and/or national courts may be accessed for information. Due to privacy laws in other countries, a copy of the applicant’s signed release may be required.

Verifications & References

Verification of international employment and education are becoming more common as applicants choose to immigrate to the United States. Our international verification service utilizes highly trained researchers that operate 24 hours a day. Translators are available when necessary, and calls are made at appropriate times depending on time zone. In addition, applicants’ personally identifiable information (PII) is never outsourced to overseas researchers except in extreme circumstances. Due to privacy laws in other countries, a copy of the applicant’s signed release, as well as other documentation, may be required.


All background check information is provided by an FCRA-certified licensed private investigator. The FCRA-certified licensed private investigator, in its entirety, is responsible for ordering technology, report data, federal/state compliance, accuracy, delivery of reports, thoroughness and presenting the information in an understandable format. Thomas Hamilton & Associates and its dba/subsidiaries (THA), is not nor has ever been a consumer reporting agency (CRA) as defined by 15 U.S.C.1681a(f), is not responsible for report compliance, does not compile, produce, prepare, update, or have any input regarding the contents of any background or drug screen reports. THA is not responsible for the CRA's sources or accuracy and is not able to edit or alter any part of a finished background report. All adverse action taken on behalf of employers is performed entirely by the CRA, and the CRA its entirety is responsible for all letters, content and the adverse action process. THA is not a reseller as defined by 15 U.S.C.1681a(u) and does not take possession of reports or resell reports to multiple employers.