Background checks

All prospective Postmates must authorize and pass a background check that covers criminal background and DMV history. Once you receive and link your Postmates Prepaid Card, the background check will begin. 

Background checks are different for each individual. Postmates utilizes a third party, Checkr, to conduct background checks and they unfortunately do not give a set time frame for how long it will take. 

To check the status of your background check, please visit If you see that your background check is pending, double-check to make sure that you've completed your sign-up checklist at This includes uploading your selfie and linking your Postmates Prepaid Card.

Once your background check goes through, you'll receive a message from Checkr with next steps. There is a limited time to dispute a background check, so remember to check your inbox and spam folder!