ID, Credit & Background Checks

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Build trust and attract better roommates by adding a check badge on your listing.

Know your future roommates

Before moving in with potential roommates, it is recommended to ask them to complete and share background checks. This way, you can have a better understanding of their history and make an informed decision. 

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ID verified

ID check

$ 5
  • Verify driver's license, passport or ID card
  • Generally processed within minutes

Credit check

$ 13
  • Equifax bureau credit report. Credit scores based on the VantageScore® 3.0 model
  • Compiled credit history using applicant's SSN
  • Notifications of bankruptcies, debts reported to collection agency, and public record inquiries
  • Generally processed within 24 hours
  • This is a "soft" check which does not impact a person's credit score.

Basic criminal check

$ 30
  • Confirms that you are not listed as a criminal in the National Criminal Database*
  • On the terrorist watchlist
  • On any International Government sanction lists, and
  • Performs SSN validation & trace
  • Generally processed within 3–5 business days
  • US documentation required: ID/Passport and SSN

Premium criminal check

$ 50
  • Confirms everything in the basic criminal check,
  • That you have never been prosecuted for a Federal crime
  • That you have no existent criminal record in any counties you have resided in (past 7 years of addresses)
  • That you have no felony/misdemeanour or open cases in any counties you have resided in (past 7 years of addresses)
  • Generally processed within 3–5 business days
  • US documentation required: ID/Passport and SSN


Most frequent questions and answers

User’s privacy is taken  seriously at Paremates. We do not sell user data, and we believe in full transparency regarding our policies as well as our partners’ policies. When you purchase an ID check, credit check or background check with us, this information is not saved on our platform, and we do not handle your sensitive information on our own servers.

Our partners at Stripe and provide the technology we use to process your information. Stripe, the provider of our payment gateways has a strong privacy policy. Your background and credit checks are run by Certn, which also has an extensive privacy policy.

These partnerships do not automatically opt you in for additional marketing and your private information will be safeguarded according to their individual company policies. If you would like more information about how we handle your data, read the Paremates privacy policy.

If you have any additional concerns or questions regarding these policies please don’t hesitate to reach out to us, our support team is always happy to help.

Expired driver’s licence, ID cards, and passports cannot be verified. Ensure that your documents are not expired for both the ID and criminal checks.

* The national criminal database may not disclose records that can be found on a county level. For a more comprehensive check, a premium credit check is recommended.


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