Why do some background checks take longer than others?

Modified on Tue, 13 Sep, 2022 at 10:44 AM

Every background check is as unique as the individual applying, so the completion time varies with each report.

There are many variables that can affect the time to deliver the candidate's report. A common reason a background check may take longer than expected is if the candidate provides information that doesn't match what we find in public records. For instance, a simple typo in their date of birth, or if they provide a nickname instead of their legal name. In these cases we will follow up with the candidate to confirm and update the information so that the report can be continue processing.

Delays from courthouses and county office closures can also impact the time it takes for an applicant's background check to complete.

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