I live in Russia, but I applied for a job in Germany. At the begining of a recruitment process, they sent me an email with the following content :

"Wait for an email from our vendor X with instructions for submitting your background check form (only live for Germany, UK, France)."

As I applied to Germany, but I don't live there - should I submit this form or not ?

I don't really understand "live for" used in this context

  • This is a bit confusing, "live for" is ambiguous without further context (and may be incorrect grammatically). What is "check form"? Could you give more context.
    – Peter
    Commented Dec 3, 2016 at 7:59
  • Yes, this company cooperate with another company which does background checking etc. That's why they ask to submit a form with relevant information
    – Mont
    Commented Dec 3, 2016 at 8:02
  • Maybe it's (only for those who live in)? Commented Dec 3, 2016 at 8:17
  • Is it possible for you to supply at least the complete sentence it appears in?
    – user230
    Commented Dec 3, 2016 at 9:30
  • I edited my question
    – Mont
    Commented Dec 3, 2016 at 9:51

1 Answer 1


One of the meanings of the adjective "live" is actually being performed at the time of hearing or viewing. Only live for Germany, UK, France means that submissions made from other locations won't be accepted. Live here is synonymous to existing at the present moment (for the countries on the list).

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