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How long does a background investigation take and why do some investigations take longer than others?

How long does a background investigation take and why do some investigations take longer than others?

If you do not provide accurate information or answer all of the questions on the background investigation forms, the investigative process may be delayed. Some individuals have more complex backgrounds than others and, consequently, more time is required to conduct a complete investigation. Other factors that may delay the process are overseas coverage, multiple geographic areas, and numerous employments.