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Q: Passport number as part of job application

is it normal that headhunters ask for passport number early in the job application process. I was contacted by a headhunter who found my CV on a jobsite. He said he, after an hour long interview, that he would like to forward my details to a potential employer. But he wants me to fill a form, the only details this form needs that is not already on my CV is my passport number and my signature. 

This is an IT industry middle management position in Hong Kong

 

Is this normal, am I being paranoid in thinking identity theft? 

6 years 51 weeks ago in  Business & Jobs - Zhuhai

 
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He wants to quickly get your application done so he can get his cut. If you don't give the full scan of the passport at first, it will waste time asking for it later.

 

If this is the only thing that makes you suspicious of him, I think there's no big deal. Just another greedy recruiter looking to get the job done and make money as fast as possible.

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He might be looking for your Criminal record at database.

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Not without a job offer. 

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