Statutory Declaration & Overseas Police Certificates

  • If you resided outside of Ireland, aged 18 or over, for less than six months, you are required to submit a Statutory Declaration Form
  • If you resided outside of Ireland, aged 18 or over for more than six months, you are required to submit a Police Certificate for that country

Please see below relevant information on 1) Statutory Declarations and 2) Police Certificates

ONLY required if you resided outside of Ireland, age 18 or over, for less than six months

If you are required to submit a Statutory Declaration Form, please return this completed in full, signed and stamped by a Commissioner for Oaths.

 

Please note that the said declaration may be accepted by Dublin City University in the following restricted circumstances only:

  • where clearance can only be obtained by resident citizens and would pose a risk for the student to return to obtain this clearance, DCU will seek guidance from relevant embassies;
  • the applicant resided in the country for a period of less than six months and/or the applicant was travelling through the country and had no fixed address;
  • the country is at war or experiencing political upheaval; DCU will consult with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for guidance;
  • the applicant has provided correspondence demonstrating that police clearance cannot be obtained.

ONLY required if you resided outside of Ireland, age 18 or over, for more than six months

    Information on where and how to apply for Police Clearance Certificates can be found at the following link: 

    A-Z list of countries and how to get Police Certificates

    There may be costs associated with this.

    These links are for information purposes only. Please use the information which is relevant to you. Dublin City University has no affiliation or connection to any information displayed on these websites.

    • An original Police Certificate from the jurisdiction(s) of previous residence covering the dates of residency in that jurisdiction.
    • If the Police Certificate is not issued in English the student must provide a certified translation
    • If you are required to submit an original Police Clearance Certificate, please submit this to us as soon as is possible

    Where an applicant or student cannot provide a Police Clearance Certificate/disclosure record, supporting documentation will be sought by Dublin City University from the student as to why a Police Clearance certificate cannot be obtained.  Dublin City University reserves the right to seek a statutory declaration where a satisfactory police/criminal records disclosure cannot be obtained.

    Please note that the said declaration may be accepted by Dublin City University in the following restricted circumstances only:

    • Where clearance can only be obtained by resident citizens and would pose a risk for the student to return to obtain this clearance, DCU will seek guidance from relevant embassies;
    • the applicant resided in the country for a period of less than six months and/or the applicant was travelling through the country and had no fixed address;
    • the country is at war or experiencing political upheaval; DCU will consult with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for guidance;
    • the applicant has provided correspondence demonstrating that police clearance cannot be obtained