Please see some helpful hints below for conducting employment background checks in Brazil.


Scope of Criminal Record Check

Secretaria de Seguranca Publica (State) & Certidão de Antecedentes Criminais (Federal)


  • ESIQ International Criminal Order History Form
  • ESIQ Authorization and Release of Information
  • International Applicant Data Form
  • Father and Mother’s Full Names
  • Color Copy of a form of Identification document (scanned)    Accepted IDs: Passport, national identity card, driver’s license and voter registration cards
  • CPF Card (Brazilian Tax Registry Number – 11 digits)

Turnaround Time

Estimated Turnaround Time: 35 business days

The information on this page is provided as general educational information and is not legal advice, either express or implied. Consultation with qualified legal counsel is recommended for all matters of employment law.