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holieee said:Garda called me early last week, they were trying to get a hold of one of my references but I had written one number down wrong. Before this, they had called one other one, and they verified up to 2013. It has been well over a week and they haven't contacted the rectified reference. Is it normal for them to take a while to fire the reference check back up again? Or do you think they tried the other two of four references and won't bother with the one I corrected?
This is my second time around, and I still don't understand the process...
Can anyone shed any light?
I can only share my recent experience.
I spent some time teaching English in Asia so GARDA had trouble getting in touch with all my references from that time due to the time zone. After consulting with my recruiter I developed some alternate and acceptable references and submitted those. I also called the person at GARDA directly to discuss. Getting a hold of him took a week, they are usually on calls or away from their desk, but once I got a hold of him he was pleasant and we agreed on who would be called and when.
After that within a day or two my reference wrote me to say they'd received the call from GARDA.
So, like anything if you gently poke and prod things along and consult with your recruiter eventually things should be okay I guess. I still have not received word whether my background check itself satisfies all of CAF's needs but the process itself is moving along. If any hiccups arise it's just a matter of patience and staying in close contact with your recruiter and GARDA.