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About Africa


  • Criminal Record Search 
  • Education Verification
  • Employment Verification
  • Credit Check
  • Driver’s License
  • Bankruptcy
  • Sanctions
  • Identity (SIN Verification)
  • Address
  • Civil Litigation
  • Directorship

All Requirements:

For criminal record checks: need consent, full name, date of birth, National Identity Number, and address. For education: need copy of degree, school details, type of degree, and dates of attendance. For employment: need employer details, dates of employment, job title, supervisor(s) name, and contact details.

Signed consent required:


Required forms:

Signed Consent 

Applicant provided forms:


Turnaround time:

5 to 15 days (average is about 10)


Background checks are allowed and  are becoming a common practice, contingent hiring is acceptable, consent is required.

Best Practice

Varies depending on position, but recommend criminal record check, employment, education, and identity.


Currently, there are no laws in Africa that govern criminal record checks, so pangeodata has adopted a conservative approach in Africa, and follows US Safe Harbor.


Criminal record checks are available in most countries in Africa. For countries where in-country criminal record checks are not available, we recommend doing a criminality check. Credit checks are limited.

Consent & Release

Standard letter of authorization


Need dates of employment, job details, dates, and title


Candidate details, copy of degree, school details, dates of attendance, major, graduation date, and degree earned

Countries in Africa

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central Africa Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote D’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Torme & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe