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Global Sanctions Check

Search international databases to verify that your candidate is not prohibited from working in certain roles.

Our global sanctions checks help you confirm that your candidates are not mentioned on sanctions watchlists - making compliance with regulations like Anti-Money Laundering act and the Patriot Act even easier than before.

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Our Global Sanctions Checks report on the following information

  • Confirm that your candidates are not mentioned on global sanctions watchlists

Why choose Veremark for your Global Sanctions Checks

Fast turnaround times


Our automated solution means you can complete checks within 24hrs
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Our digital solution consistently receives 5 star feedback from users
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Candidate Experience

A range of over 20 checks and 32,000 databases to search against on a global scale
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No long contracts

Our automated solution means you can complete checks within 24hrs
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Our digital solution consistently receives 5 star feedback from users
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Fast Turnaround Times

A range of over 20 checks and 32,000 databases to search against on a global scale

Steps involved in the global sanctions check process:


Set up your account and select Global Sanctions Check

The adverse media check can be ordered individually or as part of a check package.


Enter the candidate details

Or bulk upload multiple candidate details for background checking at scale.


Candidate receives email and gives consent

Consent is taken by e-signature.


Candidate will be prompted to provide necessary documentation

Through an elegant and easy to use digital experience.


System analysis and matches documentation provided and returns results

The global sanctions check result is delivered as part of the verified candidate profile.


What are global sanctions checks?

Global sanctions checks are searches of international government databases and are designed to identify people who are prohibited from working in certain roles or sectors.

When are global sanctions checks important for a business?

Global Sanctions Checks are often required for compliance, but also provide an extra level of protection and reassurance in all roles, to defend your business from untrustworthy staff.

Why are global sanctions checks important for industries and sectors?

With all industries and sectors at risk of being exploited for money laundering or terrorist financing, Global Sanctions checks are crucial to comply with AML regulations, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Patriot Act and many other international legislations in the UK, Europe, US and worldwide. Global Sanctions Checks are also necessary to identify PEPs (Politically Exposed Person) or direct family members or associates of PEPs.

What information is used to run global sanctions checks?

There are currently over 1800 international enforcement databases and global watchlists in over 190 countries which are updated every 24 hours, and this number is constantly evolving and changing. The Veremark Global Sanctions check searches the most up to date and comprehensive data from all sources conveniently and efficiently.

How does a global sanctions check help the verification of candidates’ backgrounds?

The Global Sanctions Check also provides additional verification of UK and global address and contact data, which offers another layer of defence against fraudulent candidates, and helps employers meet their due diligence requirements.

What information is required to run a global sanctions check?

Global Sanctions Checks require a candidate’s full name, date of birth and current address, making sure that these details are provided in full will help ensure that the checks are processed efficiently and as quickly as possible, usually within 7 days.

Why is running global sanctions checks important?

Carrying out Global Sanctions Checks on all staff members also helps to grow an up to date and compliant staff database, and, because all Veremark checks are digital, insights can be used for analytics, marketing and logistic purposes to help drive future recruitment and operational decisions.

How may running a global sanctions check be helpful for candidates?

Information collected from a Global Sanctions Check can be added to Veremark Career Passports, providing a secure and verifiable record of staff members which can be carried throughout their employment, reducing unnecessary rechecks and highlighting out of date information.

Why is it important for the employer to carry out qualifications background checks?

Provides peace of mind that candidates are skilled and knowledgeable. It also validates other information provided by candidates throughout the hiring process.

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