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Student Vetting for International Students

The University of Limerick (UL) offers a number of undergraduate and taught postgraduate educational and training programmes that require students to undertake placements with external agencies. Such placements may bring the students into contact with children and vulnerable adults and require them to assume positions of trust. To ensure the protection of the public and justify public trust and confidence, UL is committed to ensuring that only suitable candidates are allowed to undertake these programmes.

In accordance with the National Vetting Bureau Acts 2012-2016 and UL’s Student Vetting Policy, there is a statutory requirement for all students on programmes that include a placement involving work with children or vulnerable adults to be vetted. 

As the programme you have applied for is one of these programmes, you should now:

  • Download the International Student Information Cover Letter and follow proceed as directed.
  • Download and complete a Vetting Invitation Form (NVB 1) in accordance with the Guidelines for Completing Vetting Invitation Form (NVB 1).
  • Complete the UL Photographic Identity Certification Form 2 and take the completed form to one of the listed certifiers along with your original passport, driving license (credit card size) or national ID card (same as images you have included on form) and ask them to certify and sign.
  • Complete the full online vetting application form, a link to which will be emailed to you by the National Vetting Bureau AFTER your NVB 1 form has been processed by UL. This online application should be completed as soon as you receive it as it has an expiry date after which it will expire.
  • Submit an original Police Clearance Certificate/Criminal History Check from every country you have lived in for more than six months since over the age of 16 years. (For the United States, an FBI national check must be submitted.) If you are unsure how to obtain a Police Clearance Certificate, please click here (Original documents can be returned on request).
  • International Non-EU students will be required to sign a Sworn Affidavit once in the Country. You will need to make an appointment with a Commissioner of Oaths/Solicitor to which you will bring the blank Sworn Affidavit  and your passport and they will certify it for you. It will cost €10 . For information regarding a Commissioner of Oaths please click here
  • If under 18 years of age, you will need to submit a Parent/Guardian Consent Form (NVB 3), completed by your parent/guardian.

Vetting Form Submission
Prior to Sept 28th when UL Campus is due to reopen, PG students should submit electronic versions of vetting documents to and ensure that from Sept. 28th onwards, original versions of previously submitted electronic documents are to be submitted to the Student Vetting dropbox which is to be located in the Reception area of the Main Building.
From Sept. 28th onwards, all students should submit their original vetting documents to the Student Vetting dropbox which is to be located in the Reception area of the Main Building.


When your online vetting application has been processed, you will receive an email from the National Vetting Bureau advising you that a vetting disclosure has been returned on your behalf.

When your UL Vetting process is complete, you will receive an automated email confirming same from UL.­­­­­­­­­

Confirmation of vetting for your programme placement is provided by your Course Director.

Please note that your registration remains provisional until you have complied with UL’s student vetting requirements.  

International Students who have completed their UL programme and require a criminal history check or similar for their time in Ireland should consult the Data Protection and An Garda Siochana website for further information on how to make such a request.  Alternatively email   Data Protection Unit

To go back to the main website click here UL Student Vetting website