The Health Service Executive (HSE) requires all students working within its organisation to have obtained “Garda Vetting” which involves a police check for criminal convictions in the past or any criminal proceedings pending. The Gardaí provide this information for students who have resided in Ireland for a period of 6 months or more (including permanent residence).
Students who have resided outside Ireland for a period of 6 months or more must furnish a Police Clearance Certificate from their country or countries of residence. This Certificate should state that the student has had no convictions recorded against him or her while residing there. In addition to obtaining a Police Clearance Certificate, all students may be invited to sign a legal declaration (Affidavit) in the presence of a Commissioner for Oaths confirming that they have no criminal convictions current or pending. The College of Medicine and Health, if necessary, will make arrangements for this to be done during Orientation using approved wording. Students will be required to pay a small charge to the Commissioner for Oaths for this service.