Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Veritas Check's Latest Technology Enables Police Check Results in 30 Minutes


The Fastest Police Checks online

This month, Veritas Check (https://www.veritascheck.com.au/) released its latest version of software enabling applicants for National Police Checks to obtain results in as little as 30 minutes!

How does this work?

Applicants begin their application for a national police check by visiting Veritas Check's website. Once the applicant clicks "Apply Now" to begin the application process, personal information as mandated by CrimTrac, the agency conducting the background checks, is entered. During the application process, the applicant is asked to complete a 100-point check to verify their identification.

Applicants have three choices for completing this step:

  • Applicants can use their mobile device's camera to snap a picture of their ID documents
  • Applicants can later upload scanned copies of their ID documents
  • Applicants can post in copies of their ID documents
If the applicant wished to obtain their results in the quickest possible manner, they will need to upload the images. Once the images are uploaded and the fee for the police check is paid, Veritas Check's" back office system" vets the information provided, conducts a verification of the identity document provided using its proprietary technology, and then submits the application to CrimTrac for a background check.

All of this processing in the back office occurs literally in seconds...

The processing at CrimTrac is the unfortunately one of the unknowns in terms of time it takes to complete the background checks. With that said, Veritas Check monitors the status of background checks at CrimTrac; its system constantly polls (i.e. communicates) the CrimTrac system through each hour of the day. Once results are ready, Veritas Check "grabs" the results and in turn issues them to the applicant.

If the applicant has requested to receive the results electronically, the Veritas Check system emails the PDF copy of the results. Employers seeking copies are also emailed results if appropriate consent from the applicant has been given.

All in all, for 7 out of 10 applicants, this entire process takes less than 30 minutes to complete once the application form is lodged with Veritas Check. For the remaining 3 out of ten folks, their applications for a background check are referred for further checks with state police agencies. The standard from CrimTrac is to have these completed within 10 business days.