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futureexpat



Joined: 26 May 2012
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Location: Boulder, Colorado

PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 6:11 pm    Post subject: Indonesia& criminal background checks Reply with quote

Greetings!

Let me first say, I'm a total newbie- I don't know what I don't know !
Long story short, I think Indonesia would be a good location for me.
From my research, I saw generally posisitve comments about EF& yes I saw on the initial application that it asks if you have a criminal background.And while here, it's not a big deal at all, but I have 2 misdemeanor marijuana paraphenalia charges. So, my question is- has anyone else out there been in a similar situation? As well, I was wondering- is it just that company- or is that something Visa-related, is this abig deal?

How do you get a background-check on yourself anyway?

Thanks in advance!!
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Tudor



Joined: 21 Aug 2009
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't even mention it as Indonesia doesn't have the means to investigate people's backgrounds - they can't even be bothered checking degree certificates.

As long as you have two arms, two legs, and a pulse then EF will be happy. That's not necessarily a criticism of EF - just saying it as I see it.
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futureexpat



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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 6:09 am    Post subject: reply- re: Background Checks Reply with quote

REALLY?!???


Does anyone else agree??? I would have thought it anathema to lie on my application!?
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voltaire



Joined: 03 Dec 2006
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Location: 'The secret of being boring is to say everything.'

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's only a lie if they catch you, and most likely they won't check. Unlike many countries, Indonesia still does not require a criminal background check for EFL teachers. And who is Anna Thema? Confused
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futureexpat



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hehehe... took a minute to get your joke there Voltaire (my hero on free-speech!) !!

I always err on the side of disclosure; frankly, I'm still opposed to the idea of lying... So, this WOULD be an issue in other countries?

I was told (when I got my recent charge) that I can get this expunged w/in 6 months... I thought I might just wait it out??

That said, being a total newbie- I 100% welcome ALL feedback!!

Thanks!!
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Madame J



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never heard of criminal background checks being asked for in Indo.
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futureexpat



Joined: 26 May 2012
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The website for EF, when you make the initial contact- it asks you if you have a criminal "record". It didn't say anything about an actual background-check, I'm guessing now they probably just put that there so people might remove themselves/not apply if they do have one.

And again, I do appreciate all feedback, being a newbie& all
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voltaire



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In EF's case, they probably aren't interested in you unless you have a criminal background.
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futureexpat



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Voltaire- would you have a suggestion for a better company to work for?
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aeh



Joined: 28 Apr 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure they'd be able to check even if they wanted to...
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mr fred



Joined: 30 Oct 2012
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's hardly likely they can check.
However, don't do anything with weed here.
Serious stuff if you get nabbed with it.
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plumpy nut



Joined: 12 Mar 2011
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bring a state background check. Those are easy and quick to get.

Here is what you do to obtain one:

- First, simply get on your computer and type the name of your state followed by Department of public safety or you might type your state and State police in Google.

- Second, when you have pulled up what looks like the right website, from there you look for criminal background checks to click on, or you can type criminal record/background check in the search area on the website.

- Third, on the website you'll find forms for the background check. Download the forms and send the application along with the money order or check or credit card form.

For state background checks you don't have to have fingerprints done, they'll just want your signature.

They usually take no more than 2 weeks compared to up to 3 months for an FBI check.
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