People who have never heard of DataFlow will have a hard time wrapping their head about what it is and what it entails. Just to give you a brief heads up, you need to get your Primary Source Verification (PSV) Report for your documents from DataFlow if you want to get a job overseas, particularly for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Getting your PSV Report from TrueProfile.io (powered by DataFlow) is actually super easy, just lengthy. Here is a step-by-step picture guide to help you.
Create an account at TrueProfile.io.
On the website itself, click on the Members tab, then click on Login. It’s on the upper right-hand corner. You will get taken to a new page and you need to click on “Create an account here.”
You will be prompted to enter your name and email address, agree to the terms and conditions and prove you are not a robot, too. Be mindful that the email you should use is your permanent one. DataFlow primarily contacts you via email, so make sure to check it. Your email is also where we send out information for password resets and the like. Once you’ve clicked “Register,” it will send you an email that looks like this:
Click the “Complete registration” button and it will take you to our page where you will need to create a password. As usual, the password should have a capital letter, a number, and a special dance, I mean special character. The window that the email takes you to will look like this:
Type the password twice and the “Set password” button should now be clickable. If it’s not, your password does not meet the guidelines. Remember it needs a capital letter, a number, and a special character.
After you set the password, you will have the option to set your contact preferences here:
I highly recommend you click “Yes” and choose the “All In” box as this will ensure that your credentials are viewable by employers and recruiters worldwide. You will then be taken to your myTrueProfile page.
Your myTrueProfile page
Complete the information as you would your digital resumé. Remember that you can use the myTrueProfile page as your online C.V. and depending on your Contact Settings, it can be visible to potential employers and recruiters worldwide. Once you’ve clicked “Done”, you’ll be taken to the page below where you can just close the Dialog box if you feel like it.
Choose a Bundle or a Single Document Verification
You will see near the middle right corner the option “Products & Pricing,” click it to get to this page:
This is where you can choose the bundle most suited to you. For example, if you are a Registered Nurse or a Medical Technologist, choose the leftmost bundle. If you’re a surgeon, choose the rightmost bundle. You can also choose to just verify a single document for US$179.00.
The bundle that you choose will depend on what your profession is. Click on the “Choose” button to check what is included in the bundle. Once you’ve chosen, you’ll be taken to the payment screen. You can choose to pay via credit card, debit card, or PayPal. Once your payment is done, you’ll get to this page:
Upload your Documents
Depending on the bundle you chose, your myTrueProfile page will now look different. If you chose just a single document to purchase, only one box with the button “Verify now” will appear. The uploading and data-entry processes will all look the same. Let’s do the Job Experience one as an example.
The next part is the one that many people miss. They download the Letter of Authorization (LOA) but forget to print, sign, and upload the LOA. IF you get an email from DataFlow saying we need you to upload the Letter of Authorization, this is what they’re talking about. You can log back in anytime, and on the dashboard, choose “Account,” and click “Upload Signed Letter of Authorization.” As stated on the page, “Before you can start your verification process, you have to sign a Letter of Authorisation. Therefore you allow TrueProfile.io to act on your behalf to verify your information and documents.”
This is the Personal Information tab. Enter any missing personal information, and upload any documents that are relevant like Name Change certification – that is, if you’ve had a name change. There’s no sense in uploading that if your name is the same as when you were born. Once you’re on the Government IDs page, it will look like this:
If your country has a National ID card, SSN, or UMID, upload it as well. It’s not a required upload, though. Take note that you can upload MS Office files and image files. Upload the clearest possible copy of your documents. That’s actually the most important thing as it’s kind of hard to verify a document that you can’t read. If you did not upload your passport scan, the verification cannot be done.
The next window is for your phone number and address. Once you’ve clicked “Done”, you’ll go back to your myTrueProfile page.
For your Job Experience component, fill up the information for your Employer, or what we will now refer to as Issuing Authority. It’s not your name and details that we’re asking for, it’s the name of the Issuing Authority. Don’t forget to upload your Certificate of Employment (COE). You can upload a maximum of three employers for the $439.00 bundle. If you’ve only had one employer for the past three years, no need to upload more than that. Click “Done” once you are.
For your Education component, fill up all the information required. The item “Qualification attained” pertains to the focus of your education (Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts).
Don’t forget to upload your Diploma (including the backside) and your Mark Sheet/Transcript of Records. If you have any training certificates like for your Basic Life Support (BLS), you can upload it here. And if you are a Specialist, include your specialist education. Some regulators need internship certificates, so if you have it, upload it. Once you’ve clicked on the “Done” button, you’ll come back to your myTrueProfile page.
Once you have completely filled up and uploaded all your needed documents (including the signed LOA), click on the “Verify now” button for each component.
Click on the “Yes, transfer my data now” button once you’re done. It’s important to transfer the data for each box, otherwise, it will not get verified.
Don’t get confused between Health License and Good Standing Certificate
What the regulators need is your license to practice nursing, to practice as a healthcare professional, or practice medicine, or as a specialist. It’s not the certificate that you are healthy. The license should be valid and current. As opposed to expired. That would give you a negative report. Ensure that your license is not up for renewal within the year.
The Issuing Authority is the name of the institution who issued your license. They may also be the ones who issued you your Good Standing Certificate (GSC). Those are two totally different documents and should not be confused. Your GSC can also come from your last employer. Once you’ve clicked on all the “Verify now” buttons for your verification, you’ll get to this page:
Once you see this, it means that you’re done! Congratulations, yay! The boxes will show you how many days before you can expect to have your PSV Report. Congratulations, yay! The boxes will show you how many days before you can expect to have your PSV Report.
Transfer Your Report
Finally, you’ll have your PSV Report after about 35 days. Once you have received an email that your PSV Report is ready, you can log back in and download it. You would also need to transfer your report to the regulator of your choice accordingly. Well done!