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Europe and UK

Europe and UK

Employment. Due Diligence. Sharing Economy.

About Europe


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

All Requirements:

Varies depending on country for criminal records. There are specific forms required for Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, France, Italy, Spain, UK, Sweden, and Switzerland. Consent is always required. For employment, need company name, dates of employment, title, supervisor(s) name, and salary is optional. For education checks, need copy of degree, school details, dates of attendance, and degree earned.

Signed consent required:


Required forms:

Signed Consent 

Applicant provided forms:


Turnaround time:

5 to 15 days and on average about 7 days. Criminal record checks in the UK is about 20 days, factoring in mailing time.


Background screening is allowed in Europe. It is also becoming increasingly culturally acceptable and norms in most industries are beginning to take shape and become standard practice. There are, however, strong requirements related to privacy. Consent is always required.

Best Practice

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


EU Data Protection Directive and UK Data Protection Act


There are a few countries in Europe that require candidate participation when obtaining a Certificate of Good Behavior (criminal records). Also, original forms need to be sent to the Criminal Records Bureau or Disclosure Scotland for UK criminal records. It needs to be the original as they are numbered uniquely and sequentially. The position will determine which level check will be completed. There are basic, standard, and enhanced (working with children, vulnerable adults, and financial positions would be the advanced checks). Pangeodata will work with you to determine if check will be done through CRB or Disclosure Scotland.

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 Europe

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faore Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Svalbard and Jan, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom