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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Japan
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Hi everyone,

I have a question about my background check for my employment.

I am GC holder and I recently got a job at a hospital through a staffing company.

I had my interview at a hospital on October 16th and I was hired then, and

right after my interview, I was told to come into the staffing company to sign a paper to obtain my background check.

On October 21, I was told that they need my high school diploma and I submitted it that day.

It has been almost a month. Should I be worried?

I am 21 years old and am from Japan. I knew the background check would have taken a long time but isn't a bit too much?

I have graduated from high school in Japan in 2013 and I have been working at a fast food restaurant (2011-2013)

so pretty much my past 7 year history (except when I went to WI for an exchange student program 2010-2011, which could

take an extra time for the background check to go through!) was based in Japan so it could be more complicated than having

been living in the US for the past 7 years.

It would be great to hear some of your experience similar to what I am having. Thank you so much for your help!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: England
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You should not be worried, checks from abroad do take a long time. For my background check they had to use a company in Scotland. After a couple of weeks they phoned me and said because of how long the checks were taking I could sign a paper stating that I understood if anything untoward was found on my background checks they could terminate my employ immediately, and let me start work straight after signing.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Japan
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You should not be worried, checks from abroad do take a long time. For my background check they had to use a company in Scotland. After a couple of weeks they phoned me and said because of how long the checks were taking I could sign a paper stating that I understood if anything untoward was found on my background checks they could terminate my employ immediately, and let me start work straight after signing.

Thank you so much for the reply!

I'm afraid that I'm annoying my staffing company because I contact them every week...

Do you mind if I ask you how long it took for you to get your background check done?

Thank you so much :)

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Australia
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How would anyone possibly know how long this would take, without knowing who is going to do it? Ask your company.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Japan
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How would anyone possibly know how long this would take, without knowing who is going to do it? Ask your company.

They don't even know since they don't really have anyone from abroad and I was just asking people what their experiences were.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Japan
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I don't have direct experience of this. However, I think that a month is a long enough period of time to call and ask about progress.

I have been asking them every week and today, they finally told me that they are supposed to get my background check next week but it might be delayed due to the holiday. So I'm guessing it's done processing. Yay finally!

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I have been asking them every week and today, they finally told me that they are supposed to get my background check next week but it might be delayed due to the holiday. So I'm guessing it's done processing. Yay finally!

Good news. Hope the remainder of the process is smooth. Best of luck with your new job.

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