Criminal Verifications: Apex Customs Solutions Utilises the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) to determine the criminal background status of a person which further includes: o Criminal Record status; o Whether the thumbprints of the individual match the identity number; o Names and surname of the individual linked to the identity number; and Individuals status – alive/deceased. 

 Qualifications: South African Matric (Grade 12) Verification with the various Provincial Departments of Education. South African Tertiary Qualifications (Degrees, Certificates and Diplomas) are verified via the National Qualifications Register (NQR®). Institutions not already subscribed to the NQR® is verified via the institution concerned. 

 Employment History: Reference done on an individual’s character, strengths and weaknesses. Employment is confirmed only with a company’s HR or Payroll Department. ACS confirms the following: ✓ Dates of employment, Individual’s position; ✓ Referee’s position; and reason for leaving. 

 PERSAL: The Personal and Salary System (PERSAL) is the central system used for the administration of the public service payroll, which in turn confirms whether an individual is currently or was previously employed in the South African public sector. 

 Fraud Prevention: ACS can assist by undertaking a fraud listing verification on an individual prior to appointment. The verification will return information on an individual’s fraudulent activity. 

 Driver's License: Verify the validity of the Driver's License or Professional Drivers Permit (PDP) including: • The code and date issued; • Expiry date; and • License number. 

 Citizenship: Confirm whether an individual has South African citizenship. Confirm that the ID number is a valid SA ID number. Verify the validity of the Asylum Seeker and Refugee Permit. To confirm the passport is valid as per the Department of Home Affairs. 

 Adverse Financial History: Establish whether the individual’s bank account details are correct and valid and verifies the identity of an account holder against the account number supplied. Consumer credit check with all 4 bureaus XDS, TransUnion, Experian and Compuscan. 

 Memberships: Verifies memberships of professional organizations or institutions through the organisation/s concerned