Police Certificates


Who needs a Police Certificate?

You must provide an original police cerificate if

  • you require vetting and
  • have lived outside Ireland for 6 months or more since the age of 18.

How do I get a Police Certificate?

You will need to contact the policing body in your own country for details but the following links may help:

These links are for information only. UCD has no affiliation with or connection to any information on these websites.


Does it matter if my Police Certificate is not in English?

If your certificate is not in English you must provide a certified translation.


When should I request my Police Certificate?

As soon as possible. If you have applied for any programme which requires vetting you need to start the process now, as Police Certificates can take some time and, if your vetting isn't complete, it will delay your placement.


What other information is available?

Note some courses also require Health Screening.

Full regulations are included in the Garda Vetting Policy.

All offers of a place are subject to UCD's Terms and Conditions of Offer.
All students must comply with the general regulations of the university.

Please see also UCD's Fitness to Practise Policy and Relevant Offence Risk Assessment Policy