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Old Aug 12th 2004, 2:12 am
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I am wondering what kind of checks are performed after the IA ? Do they talk to the government services or simply verify the information provided in the application ?

My concern is that my current boss is likely to be in Italy for a few months at the time of background check and he may be only available through e-mail. Is it a problem for Buffalo ? Also, my first employer (from 1994-1996) cannot speak English. How will the visa officer deal with such a case ?
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Old Aug 12th 2004, 3:09 am
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    > I am wondering what kind of checks are performed after the IA ? Do they
    > talk to the government services or simply verify the information
    > provided in the application ?
    > My concern is that my current boss is likely to be in Italy for a few
    > months at the time of background check and he may be only available
    > through e-mail. Is it a problem for Buffalo ? Also, my first employer
    > (from 1994-1996) cannot speak English. How will the visa officer deal
    > with such a case ?
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Old Aug 12th 2004, 5:29 am
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So they will verify my job history and other stuff during IA, including contacting the employers, right ? The question still stands about not being able to just phone a person, will they try to reach him by e-mail (provided in the business card) ?

Originally Posted by Jim Humphries
Background checks are not about you employment skills.
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"bartM" <member25128@british_expats.com> wrote in message
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    > I am wondering what kind of checks are performed after the IA ? Do they
    > talk to the government services or simply verify the information
    > provided in the application ?
    > My concern is that my current boss is likely to be in Italy for a few
    > months at the time of background check and he may be only available
    > through e-mail. Is it a problem for Buffalo ? Also, my first employer
    > (from 1994-1996) cannot speak English. How will the visa officer deal
    > with such a case ?
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
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Old Aug 12th 2004, 6:45 am
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Hi BartM

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So they will verify my job history and other stuff during IA, including contacting the employers, right ? The question still stands about not being able to just phone a person, will they try to reach him by e-mail (provided in the business card) ?
If they contact the employer, it usually by phone.

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Old Aug 12th 2004, 8:37 am
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Hi PMM,

So what will they do if they cannot reach someone by phone or the person won't be able to speak English ? Must they get a confirmation from every single employer or like 4 of 5 will be enough ?

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If they contact the employer, it usually by phone.

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Originally Posted by bartM
Hi PMM,

So what will they do if they cannot reach someone by phone or the person won't be able to speak English ? Must they get a confirmation from every single employer or like 4 of 5 will be enough ?

bart
Well, few months ago I went back to my country and I visited friend in company where I used to work. He told me that someone called, fluently speaking my language and asked for me regarding parts that I 'ordered' from Germany. Well, I was never responsible for ordering parts and even if I did, I haven't been working for them for five years. Maybe is coincidence, but I don't think so....
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Old Aug 12th 2004, 3:02 pm
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    > > Hi BartM
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    > >
    > > If they contact the employer, it usually by phone.
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    > > PMM
    > Hi PMM,
    > So what will they do if they cannot reach someone by phone or the person
    > won't be able to speak English ? Must they get a confirmation from every
    > single employer or like 4 of 5 will be enough ?
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They usually have locally engaged staff who make the call and usually speak
the language.

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