Passport Verification

Confirm the nationality of your candidates

Identity theft and fraud are on the rise, safeguard your hiring process by contacting us for a free quote for address verification services or a holistic employment screening package.

What is passport verification?

Passport verification is the process of verifying the authenticity of a candidate’s supplied passport as identification of the candidate’s identity and nationality. This can affect the candidate’s right to work and is one component of a comprehensive employment screening process.


Why conduct passport verification?

There are many benefits of conducting passport verification:

  • Confirm the identity, nationality and rights to work of your candidates to protect your business from liability and risk of hiring misidentified candidates.
  • Safeguard the confidential details of your business from candidates who are not who they say they are and be protected from potential legal ramifications.
  • Screening your prospective candidates will save you time and money in the long run by understanding from the outset whether the candidate is correctly identified and matches the employment experience provided.
  • Candidates and employees who are not upfront about their identity and right to work may indicate a lack of integrity in their working behaviour.


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Who should conduct passport verification?

We believe all businesses should conduct passport verification checks as part of a comprehensive employment screening process. Ensure your business is protected by conducting passport verification checks on your candidates.

When should you conduct address verification?

We highly recommend conducting passport verification when screening new candidates. This means that only the correct candidates progress to becoming employees, and you have full confidence in their identity and right to work.

How does Sterling RISQ conduct passport verification?

Our online passport verification checks involve verification of the authenticity of machine-readable passports by examining the composition of the machine-readable zone (MRZ) with the passport’s details. By applying this search and sighting of the original passport document, you can be sure that the person you’re hiring is who they are and have the nationality they claim. This provides you with peace of mind when hiring new employees.

Sterling RISQ are experts in conducting passport verification checks, with years of experience in the industry. As Asia-Pacific experts, we have developed significant country-specific knowledge and we understand the nuances between nations when it comes to passport verification.

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