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 CAO
  • Bank statement
  • Lease for rented accommodation
  • Utility bill

Documents must have been issued within the last 6 months.


Who can certify copies?

Any of the following

  • UCD - School/Programme Office or Student Desk  (Due to the recent level 5 restrictions, for the next 6 weeks the Student Desk team and the Programme Offices can no longer offer face to face appointments. They will resume these appointments as soon as it is safe to do so)

If you are not on campus any of the following can certify your documents:

  • 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

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