Acceptable ID Documents


Do I need to submit ID with my vetting form?

Yes, we are required to verify your identity. You can attach certified copies when submitting your form. 


What ID is acceptable?

You must provide us with certified copies of two forms of ID as follows:
(NB do not send original documents)

 one Photo ID and Date of Birth, either of the following:
  • Passport
  • Driving Licence
 two A document showing your name and current address e.g.
  • CAO offer or other correspondence from the CAO
  • Bank /Building Society/Credit Union statement
  • Correspondence from an educational institution or SUSI
  • Utility bill (gas, electricity, tv/broadband -mobile phone bills are not accepted)
  • Correspondence from an insurance company regarding an active policy
  • Payslips (showing home address) 

Documents must have been issued within the last 6 months.


Who can certify copies?

Any of the following

  • A Garda Siochána/ Police Officer
  • Practising Chartered and Certified Public Accountants
  • Notaries Public/Practising Solicitors
  • Embassy/Consular Staff
  • Regulated Financial or Credit Institute
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Commissioner of Oaths
  • Medical doctor
  • UCD - School/Programme Office or Student Desk  (Due to COVID restrictions this service is not currently available)

What other information is available?

Note some courses also require Health Screening.

Full regulations are included in the Garda Vetting Policy.
See also are Relevant Offence Risk Assessment Policy which may apply even if you are not in a programme which requires vetting.


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