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Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) - Veremark

The UK Government security standard for screening of people who may have access to government assets

Turnaround times in different countries
South Korea
United Kingdom (UK)
United States (US)
Baseline Package includes
  • UK DBS Check (Basic level)
  • UK Online Identity Check
  • Right To Work in the UK
  • 3 years of Employment History
  • Social Media Check
  • 2 Reference Checks
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Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Singapore

Education verification for work pass applications
in Singapore

As seen in The Business Times and Deloitte

MOM now requires that all foreign nationals looking to work in Singapore must obtain a valid work visa.
Part of this application involves authenticating the education and/or employment of the candidate - proving the qualifications and skillset exist to successfully carry out the role in question in place of a local.

If you’re planning to work or renew your work pass in Singapore, Veremark can help you ensure that the background verification for your work pass application is compliant with the government’s guidelines.
Need help with the verification for your work pass application or renewal?

We can help provide education and employment authentication for the following work passes:

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Employment Pass (EP)

Specifically for foreign professionals, managers, and executives who earn at least $5,000 monthly.


For overseas professionals who aim to earn at least $30,000 per month. It is valid for five years.

Personalised Employment Pass (PEP)

For foreign professionals or EP holders who earn more than $18,000 a month. This pass allows you to change jobs without reapplying for a new visa, and lasts three years.


For skilled workers with fixed monthly salary comparable to top one-third of local Associate Professionals and Technician salaries. The S Pass offers flexibility to employers to hire skilled workers who may not meet the EP criteria, subject to a quota.

Training Employment Pass (TEP)

Allows foreign workers to train for a professional, managerials, executive or specialist job in Singapore. Lasts up to three months.

Need help purchasing a check?

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+65 60188153

Mon - Fri, 8am - 4pm SGT

+44 20 4525 1791

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Why our clients love us

Your service has surpassed expectations; we're grateful for the substantial effort you and your team have invested in this, along with the various solutions, alternative routes and strategies you have explored and suggested

Azian Rahmat,
HR Manager, Consultancy

I recently had a particularly time-sensitive request related to an EP renewal. I was impressed by how swiftly the Veremark team handled the request, providing the verification report within just six days.

Devangana Yadav,
Head of Operations, Investment Firm

Veremark: Transparency and simplicity, completion of check in a timely manner. I also wrote in to MOM to provide feedback on Veremark's good work. I strongly believe that service providers must be up to the mark, or they will bring Singapore's business environment into disrepute simply by association of accreditation by MOM.

Wei Xuan Toh,
Project Manager, Retail Departmental Stores

The verification proof services and the reports provided by Veremark were more professional and detailed than what were provided by other MOM approved background agencies we have seen from our EP clients. We have also clients who were frustrated with the services provided by other agencies and decided to use Veremark as well. My team generally feels assured whenever our clients decide to engage Veremark for the verification service.

Lim Che Koon,
Immigration Manager

Veremark did a great job of verifying my credentials, although they are from over 30 years ago. They did not stop until they had a positive result and was even able to provide me with good relevant advice.

Ilya Gutlin,
Senior Vice President, APAC

We were really impressed with how streamlined the process has been and definitely intend to collaborate with Veremark in the future for similar requirements.

Simon Bedford,


What background check do I need?

This depends on the industry and type of role you are recruiting for. To determine whether you need reference checks, identity checks, bankruptcy checks, civil background checks, credit checks for employment or any of the other background checks we offer, chat to our team of dedicated account managers.

Why should employers check the background of potential employees?

Many industries have compliance-related employment check requirements. And even if your industry doesn’t, remember that your staff have access to assets and data that must be protected. When you employ a new staff member you need to be certain that they have the best interests of your business at heart. Carrying out comprehensive background checking helps mitigate risk and ensures a safer hiring decision.

How long do background checks take?

Again, this depends on the type of checks you need. Simple identity checks can be carried out in as little as a few hours but a worldwide criminal background check for instance might take several weeks. A simple pre-employment check package takes around a week. Our account managers are specialists and can provide detailed information into which checks you need and how long they will take.

Can you do a background check online?

All Veremark checks are carried out online and digitally. This eliminates the need to collect, store and manage paper documents and information making the process faster, more efficient and ensures complete safety of candidate data and documents.

What are the benefits of a background check?

In a competitive marketplace, making the right hiring decisions is key to the success of your company. Employment background checks enables you to understand more about your candidates before making crucial decisions which can have either beneficial or catastrophic effects on your business.

What does a background check show?

Background checks not only provide useful insights into a candidate’s work history, skills and education, but they can also offer richer detail into someone’s personality and character traits. This gives you a huge advantage when considering who to hire. Background checking also ensures that candidates are legally allowed to carry out certain roles, failed criminal and credit checks could prevent them from working with vulnerable people or in a financial function.


How can someone get a BPSS check?

An employer should request BPSS checks to be conducted for an applicant.

How long does it take to get Bpss?

Normally, the turnaround time for a BPSS check is around 7-10 working days.

How long is BPSS valid for?

A BPSS check doesn’t have an official expiry date. However, the information provided is only valid and accurate at the time the checks were carried out. Should an employee move to a new company, elements such as a Right to Work check will need to be conducted again, as it’s a legal requirement.

Is a BPSS clearance the same as a DBS check?

A DBS check is not the same as a Background Check (BPSS), however a BPSS check should contain a DBS check.

What does BPSS check consist of?

A BPSS check consists of:

  • UK Right to Work Check 
  • UK Online Identity Check
  • Basic DBS Check
  • 3 years of Employment History
What is a BPSS check in the UK?

The Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) is recognised by the government as the standard for pre-employment screening for those with access to government assets; some of these roles may include civil servants, members of the armed forces, and government contractors. It is not a formal security clearance and does not guarantee that someone will be granted full clearance. However, its rigorous and consistent application underpins the national security vetting process.

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