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5 Procedure for, and further provisions as to, deportation.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Where a person is under section 3(5) or (6) above liable to deportation, then subject to the following provisions of this Act the Secretary of State may make a deportation order against him, that is to say an order requiring him to leave and prohibiting him from entering the United Kingdom; and a deportation order against a person shall invalidate any leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom given him before the order is made or while it is in force.

(2)A deportation order against a person may at any time be revoked by a further order of the Secretary of State, and shall cease to have effect if he becomes [F1a British citizen].

(3)A deportation order shall not be made against a person as belonging to the family of another person if more than eight weeks have elapsed since the other person left the United Kingdom after the making of the deportation order against him; and a deportation order made against a person on that ground shall cease to have effect if he ceases to belong to the family of the other person, or if the deportation order made against the other person ceases to have effect.

(4)For purposes of deportation the following shall be those who are regarded as belonging to another person’s family—

(a)where that other person is a man, his wife [F2or civil partner,]F2 and his or her children under the age of eighteen; and

[F3(b)where that other person is a woman, her husband [F4or civil partner,]F4 and her or his children under the age of eighteen;]

and for purposes of this subsection an adopted child, whether legally adopted or not, may be treated as the child of the adopter and, if legally adopted, shall be regarded as the child only of the adopter; an illegitimate child (subject to the foregoing rule as to adoptions) shall be regarded as the child of the mother; and “wife” includes each of two or more wives.

(5)The provisions of Schedule 3 to this Act shall have effect with respect to the removal from the United Kingdom of persons against whom deportation orders are in force and with respect to the detention or control of persons in connection with deportation.

(6)Where a person is liable to deportation under section [F53(5)] or (6) above but, without a deportation order being made against him, leaves the United Kingdom to live permanently abroad, the Secretary of State may make payments of such amounts as he may determine to meet that person’s expenses in so leaving the United Kingdom, including travelling expenses for members of his family or household.

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F5 “3(5)” substituted for “3(5)(c)” by Immigration Act 1988 (c. 14, SIF 62), s. 10, Sch. para. 2

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C1Ss. 1-9, 11 extended (with modfications) to Guernsey (1.8.1993) by S.I. 1993/1796, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 Pt. I

Ss. 1-9, 11 extended (with modfications) to Jersey (1.8.1993) by S.I. 1993/1797, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 Pt. I

S. 5 applied (20.7.1994) by S.I. 1994/1895, art. 20(2)

S. 5 applied (2.10.2000 with application as mentioned in reg. 9) by S.I. 2000/2326, reg. 26(3)

S. 5 restricted (2.10.2000) by 1999 c. 33, s. 58(3), Sch. 4 Pt. II para. 18; S.I. 2000/2444, art. 2, Sch. 1 (subject to transitional provisions in art. 3, Sch. 2 para. 2)

S. 5 restricted (2.10.2000 with application as mentioned in regs. 9, 28) by S.I. 2000/2326, reg. 32(5)(7) (as substituted (1.4.2003) for reg. 34(5)(10) by S.I. 2003/549, reg. 2(8) (with reg. 3))

C3S. 5(1) amended (2.10.2000) by 1999 c. 33, ss. 63, 64; S.I. 2000/2444, art. 2, Sch. 1 (subject to transitional provisions in art. 3, Sch. 2 para. 2)

S. 5(1) amended (2.10.2000) by 1999 c. 33, ss. 69(4), 70(5)-(8); S.I. 2000/2444, art. 2, Sch. 1 (subject to transitional provisions in art. 3, Sch. 2 para. 2)

S. 5(1) amended (22.5.2000 for certain purposes, otherwise 2.10.2000) by 1999 c. 33, s. 74; S.I. 2000/1282, art. 2, Sch.; S.I. 2000/2444, art. 2, Sch. 1 (subject to transitional provisions in art. 3, Sch. 2)

S. 5(1) amended (2.10.2000) by 1999 c. 33, s. 77; S.I. 2000/2444, art. 2, Sch. 1 (subject to transitional provisions in art. 3, Sch. 2)

S. 5(1) extended (14.12.2001) by 2001 c. 24, ss. 22(2)(d)(e)(3), 127(2)

C4S. 5(3) amended (2.10.2000) by 1999 c. 33, s. 58(3), Sch. 4 Pt. II para. 19; S.I. 2000/2444, art. 2, Sch. 1 (subject to transitional provisions in art. 3, Sch. 2 para. 2)

C5S. 5(3) modified (1.8.2008 for certain purposes and otherwise prosp.) by UK Borders Act 2007 (c. 30), ss. 37(1), 59; S.I. 2008/1818, art. 2(a), Sch.

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