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Immigration Act 1971

1971 CHAPTER 77

An Act to amend and replace the present immigration laws, to make certain related changes in the citizenship law and enable help to be given to those wishing to return abroad, and for purposes connected therewith.

[28th October 1971]

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C1Act amended by Immigration Act 1988 (c. 14, SIF 62), s. 7(3)

Act amended (2.10.2000) by S.I. 2000/2326, reg. 8 (with regs. 9, 28) (which S.I. was revoked (with saving) (30.4.2006) by S.I. 2006/1003, reg. 31, Sch. 3 (with Sch. 4))

Act amended (2.10.2000) by 1999 c. 33, s. 59; S.I. 2000/2444, art. 2, Sch. (subject to transitional provisions in art. 3, Sch. 2 para. 2)

Act amended (2.10.2000) by 1999 c. 33, s. 65(1); S.I. 2000/2444, art. 2, Sch. (subject to transitional provisions in art. 3, Sch. 2 para. 2)

Act amended (2.10.2000) by 1999 c. 33, ss. 69, 70; S.I. 2000/2444, art. 2, Sch. (subject to transitional provisions in art. 3, Sch. 2 para. 2)

C3Act modified (10.6.1991) by Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Act 1990 (c. 5, SIF 39:1), s. 6(6)(a); S.I. 1991/1072, art. 2, Sch. Pt. I

Act modified (7.7.2000) by S.S.I. 2000/200, art. 2(3)

Act modified (2.10.2000) by S.I. 2000/2326, regs. 24(2), 25(2) (with regs. 9, 28) (which S.I. was revoked (with saving) (30.4.2006) by S.I. 2006/1003, reg. 31, Sch. 3 (with Sch. 4))

Act modified (1.9.2001) by 2001 c. 17, s. 32(7) (with ss. 27(3), 39, 78); S.I. 2001/2161, art. 2

Act modified (18.7.2001) by S.I. 2001/2590, art. 4(2)

Act modified (25.2.2002) by S.I. 2002/195, reg. 2(3)

Act modified (30.4.2006) by The Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/1003), reg. 30, Sch. 2 paras. 1, 2

C4Act restricted (20.7.1994) by Immigration Act 1988 (c. 14, SIF 62), s. 7(1); S.I. 1994/1923, art. 2

Act restricted (2.10.2000) by S.I. 2000/2326, reg. 14 (with regs. 9, 28) (as amended (1.6.2002) by S.I. 2002/1241 reg. 2(3), Sch. para. 8) (S.I. 2000/2326 was revoked (with saving) (30.4.2006) by S.I. 2006/1003, reg. 31, Sch. 3 (with Sch. 4))

C5Act extended (with modifications) by S.I. 1994/1405, art. 7 (the amendment coming into force in accordance with art. 1 of the amending S.I.) (as amended (2.1.2008) by S.I. 2007/3579, art. 3(c)); and as further amended (16.4.2015) by S.I. 2015/856, arts. 1, 6

Act extended (with modifications) by The Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Juxtaposed Controls) Order 2003 (S.I. 2003/2818), art. 11(1)(a), Sch. 2 para. 1 (the amendment coming ino force in accordance with art. 1(2) of the amending S.I.)

C6Act: power to amend conferred (10.2.2003 for certain purposes) by 1999 c. 33, s. 53; S.I. 2003/2, art. 2, Sch.

C8Act applied (1.8.2008 for certain purposes) by UK Borders Act 2007 (c. 30), ss. 36(4), 59; S.I. 2008/1818, art. 2(a), Sch.

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I1Act partly in force at Royal Assent see ss. 34(1), 35(1)-(3); Act wholly in force at 1 January 1973.

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