Extradition Act 1965

Documents to support request.

[Art. 12.2]


25.— F40 [ (1) ]A request for extradition shall be supported by the following documents—

( a) the original or an authenticated copy of the conviction and sentence or detention order immediately enforceable or, as the case may be, of the warrant of arrest or other order having the same effect and issued in accordance with the procedure laid down in the law of the requesting country;

( b) a statement of each offence for which extradition is requested specifying, as accurately as possible, the time and place of commission, its legal description and a reference to the relevant provisions of the law of the requesting country;

( c) a copy F41 [ or reproduction ] of the relevant enactments of the requesting country or, where this is not possible, a statement of the relevant law;

( d) as accurate a description as possible of the person claimed, together with any other information which will help to establish his identity and nationality, F41 [ including, where available, any fingerprint, palmprint or photograph, ] and

( e) any other document required under the relevant extradition provisions.

F42 [ (2) For the purposes of a request for extradition from a Convention country, a document shall be deemed to be an authenticated copy if it has been certified as a true copy by the judicial authority that issued the original or by an officer of the Central Authority of the Convention country concerned duly authorised to so do. ]




Inserted (20.03.2002) by Extradition (European Union Conventions) Act 2001 (49/2001), s. 17(a), S.I. No. 85 of 2002.


Inserted (24.07.2012) by European Arrest Warrant (Application to Third Countries and Amendment) and Extradition (Amendment) Act 2012 (30/2012), s. 28(a), (b), commenced on enactment.


Inserted (20.03.2002) by Extradition (European Union Conventions) Act 2001 (49/2001), s. 17(a), S.I. No. 85 of 2002.