Background Check & Vetting

Smart Helpers Center's Background Check Services

Smart Helpers Center is a proud partner of MIE – the largest background check and vetting company in Southern Africa. MIE operates as a registered credit bureau, and similarly is a member of both the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and the Southern African Fraud Prevention Service (SAFPS). In addition, MIE owns and operates the National Qualifications Register (NQR®), which is an electronic register with over 4.4-million graduate records from 27 subscribing tertiary institutions. Smart Helpers Center operates as a licensed MIE Fingerprint Zone with background screening and vetting services such as criminal record check, qualification verification, ID and Visa verifications, driver’s license check and more. We offer individuals and companies of all sizes, credible pre-employment and general background screening services. Coca-Cola, Clicks and Absa are some of the companies we provide vetting services to. We also conduct screenings from our client’s premises when required.

Criminal Records Check Using Fingerprints

Criminal Record Check

Criminal records can be legally verified in South Africa using a set of digitally captured fingerprints. Smart Helpers Center uses MIE’s fingerprint systems to capture and submit fingerprints that are checked against the SAPS database to determine whether a candidate has a criminal record or not. The verification process takes an average time of one day (24h). Request a verification or  Book a Fingerprints Capture

Qualification Verification

Qualification Verification

We verify qualifications such as Matric (post 1992), short-courses, certificates, diplomas, degrees, honors, masters, doctorates and PhD’s directly against academic databanks held by authority boards like Umalusi, SETA and the National Qualification Register (NQR) through MIE’s access. Request a verification

ID Verification

Identity Verification

Our identity verification include check such as ID verification (confirming an ID owner), ID validation (confirming the validity of an ID number), citizenship check, passport check (validity), visa verification and similar checks relating to temporary or permanent residence permits, asylum seeker or refugee status as well as naturalization. Other verifications include driver’s license and vehicle ownership checks. Request a verification

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