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Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

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This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Immigration: General

    1. Leave to enter, or remain in, the United Kingdom

      1. 1.Leave to enter

      2. 2.Leave to remain

      3. 3.Continuation of leave pending decision

      4. 4.Accommodation for those temporarily admitted or released from detention

      5. 5.Charges

    2. Exemption from immigration control

      1. 6.Members of missions other than diplomatic agents

      2. 7.Persons ceasing to be exempt

      3. 8.Persons excluded from the United Kingdom under international obligations

    3. Removal from the United Kingdom

      1. 9.Treatment of certain overstayers

      2. 10.Removal of certain persons unlawfully in the United Kingdom

      3. 11.Removal of asylum claimants under standing arrangements with member States

      4. 12.Removal of asylum claimants in other circumstances

      5. 13.Proof of identity of persons to be removed or deported

      6. 14.Escorts for persons removed from the United Kingdom under directions

      7. 15.Protection of claimants from removal or deportation

    4. Provision of financial security

      1. 16.Security on grant of entry clearance

      2. 17.Provision of further security on extension of leave

    5. Information

      1. 18.Passenger information

      2. 19.Notification of non-EEA arrivals

      3. 20.Supply of information to Secretary of State

      4. 21.Supply of information by Secretary of State

    6. Employment: code of practice

      1. 22.Restrictions on employment: code of practice

    7. Monitoring entry clearance

      1. 23.Monitoring refusals of entry clearance

    8. Reporting suspicious marriages

      1. 24.Duty to report suspicious marriages

    9. Immigration control: facilities and charges

      1. 25.Provision of facilities for immigration control at ports

      2. 26.Charges: immigration control

    10. Charges: travel documents

      1. 27.Charges: travel documents

    11. Offences

      1. 28.Deception

      2. 29.Facilitation of entry

      3. 30.False statements etc

      4. 31.Defences based on Article 31(1) of the Refugee Convention

  3. Part II Carriers' Liability

    1. Clandestine entrants

      1. 32.Penalty for carrying clandestine entrants

      2. 33.Code of practice

      3. 34.Defences to claim that penalty is due under section 32

      4. 35.Procedure

      5. 36.Power to detain vehicles etc. in connection with penalties under section 32

      6. 37.Effect of detention

      7. 38.Assisting illegal entry and harbouring

      8. 39.Rail freight

    2. Passengers without proper documents

      1. 40.Charges in respect of passengers without proper documents

      2. 41.Visas for transit passengers

      3. 42.Power to detain vehicles etc. in connection with charges under section 40

    3. Interpretation

      1. 43.Interpretation of Part II

  4. Part III Bail

    1. Routine bail hearings

      1. 44.Bail hearings for detained persons

      2. 45.Location of bail hearings

      3. 46.General right to be released on bail

      4. 47.Powers exercisable on granting bail

      5. 48.Forfeiture

      6. 49.Forfeiture of securities

      7. 50.Power of arrest

    2. Procedure

      1. 51.Procedure

      2. 52.Use of live television links at bail hearings

    3. Bail hearings under other enactments

      1. 53.Applications for bail in immigration cases

      2. 54.Extension of right to apply for bail in deportation cases

    4. Grants

      1. 55.Grants to voluntary organisations

  5. Part IV Appeals

    1. The appellate authorities

      1. 56.The Immigration Appeal Tribunal

      2. 57.Adjudicators

    2. Appeals

      1. 58.General

    3. Leave to enter

      1. 59.Leave to enter the United Kingdom

      2. 60.Limitations on rights of appeal under section 59

    4. Variation of limited leave to enter or remain

      1. 61.Variation of limited leave to enter or remain

      2. 62.Limitations on rights of appeal under section 61

    5. Deportation

      1. 63.Deportation orders

      2. 64.Limitations on rights of appeal under section 63

    6. Human rights

      1. 65.Acts made unlawful by section 6(1) of the Human Rights Act 1998

    7. Directions for removal

      1. 66.Validity of directions for removal

    8. Objection to destination

      1. 67.Removal on objection to destination

      2. 68.Limitations on rights of appeal under section 67

    9. Asylum

      1. 69.Claims for asylum

      2. 70.Limitations on rights of appeal under section 69

    10. Removal to safe countries

      1. 71.Removal of asylum claimants to safe third countries

    11. Miscellaneous

      1. 72.Miscellaneous limitations on rights of appeal

      2. 73.Limitation on further appeals

    12. “One-stop procedure”

      1. 74.Duty to disclose grounds for appeal etc

      2. 75.Duty to disclose grounds for entering etc. the United Kingdom

      3. 76.Result of failure to comply with section 74

      4. 77.“One-stop” appeals

      5. 78.Transfer of appellate proceedings

    13. Appeals without merit

      1. 79.Penalty on continuing an appeal without merit

    14. EEA nationals

      1. 80.EEA nationals

    15. Grants

      1. 81.Grants to voluntary organisations

  6. Part V Immigration Advisers and Immigration Service Providers

    1. Interpretation

      1. 82.Interpretation of Part V

    2. The Immigration Services Commissioner

      1. 83.The Commissioner

    3. The general prohibition

      1. 84.Provision of immigration services

      2. 85.Registration and exemption by the Commissioner

      3. 86.Designated professional bodies

    4. The Immigration Services Tribunal

      1. 87.The Tribunal

      2. 88.Appeal upheld by the Tribunal

      3. 89.Disciplinary charge upheld by the Tribunal

      4. 90.Orders by disciplinary bodies

    5. Enforcement

      1. 91.Offences

      2. 92.Enforcement

    6. Miscellaneous

      1. 93.Information

  7. Part VI Support for Asylum-Seekers

    1. Interpretation

      1. 94.Interpretation of Part VI

    2. Provision of support

      1. 95.Persons for whom support may be provided

      2. 96.Ways in which support may be provided

      3. 97.Supplemental

      4. 98.Temporary support

    3. Support and assistance by local authorities etc.

      1. 99.Provision of support by local authorities

      2. 100.Local authority and other assistance for Secretary of State

      3. 101.Reception zones

    4. Appeals

      1. 102.Asylum Support Adjudicators

      2. 103.Appeals

      3. 104.Secretary of State’s rules

    5. Offences

      1. 105.False representations

      2. 106.Dishonest representations

      3. 107.Delay or obstruction

      4. 108.Failure of sponsor to maintain

      5. 109.Supplemental

    6. Expenditure

      1. 110.Payments to local authorities

      2. 111.Grants to voluntary organisations

      3. 112.Recovery of expenditure on support: misrepresentation etc

      4. 113.Recovery of expenditure on support from sponsor

      5. 114.Overpayments

    7. Exclusions

      1. 115.Exclusion from benefits

      2. 116.Amendment of section 21 of the National Assistance Act 1948

      3. 117.Other restrictions on assistance: England and Wales

      4. 118.Housing authority accommodation

      5. 119.Homelessness: Scotland and Northern Ireland

      6. 120.Other restrictions on assistance: Scotland

      7. 121.Other restrictions on assistance: Northern Ireland

      8. 122.Support for children

      9. 123.Back-dating of benefits where person recorded as refugee

    8. Miscellaneous

      1. 124.Secretary of State to be corporation sole for purposes of Part VI

      2. 125.Entry of premises

      3. 126.Information from property owners

      4. 127.Requirement to supply information about redirection of post

  8. Part VII Power To Arrest, Search and Fingerprint

    1. Power to arrest

      1. 128.Arrest without warrant

    2. Power to search and arrest

      1. 129.Search and arrest by warrant

      2. 130.Search and arrest without warrant

    3. Power to enter and search premises

      1. 131.Entry and search of premises

      2. 132.Entry and search of premises following arrest

      3. 133.Entry and search of premises following arrest under section 25(1) of the 1971 Act

    4. Power to search persons

      1. 134.Searching arrested persons

      2. 135.Searching persons in police custody

    5. Seized material: access and copying

      1. 136.Access and copying

    6. Search warrants

      1. 137.Search warrants: safeguards

      2. 138.Execution of warrants

      3. 139.Interpretation

    7. Detention

      1. 140.Detention of persons liable to examination or removal

    8. Fingerprinting

      1. 141.Fingerprinting

      2. 142.Attendance for fingerprinting

      3. 143.Destruction of fingerprints

      4. 144.Other methods of collecting data about physical characteristics

    9. Codes of practice

      1. 145.Codes of practice

    10. Use of force

      1. 146.Use of force

  9. Part VIII Detention Centres and Detained Persons

    1. Interpretation

      1. 147.Interpretation of Part VIII

    2. Detention centres

      1. 148.Management of detention centres

      2. 149.Contracting out of certain detention centres

      3. 150.Contracted out functions at directly managed detention centres

      4. 151.Intervention by Secretary of State

      5. 152.Visiting Committees and inspections

      6. 153.Detention centre rules

    3. Custody and movement of detained persons

      1. 154.Detainee custody officers

      2. 155.Custodial functions and discipline etc. at detention centres

      3. 156.Arrangements for the provision of escorts and custody

      4. 157.Short-term holding facilities

    4. Miscellaneous

      1. 158.Wrongful disclosure of information

      2. 159.Power of constable to act outside his jurisdiction

  10. Part IX Registrar’s Certificates: Procedure

    1. 160.Abolition of certificate by licence

    2. 161.Notice of marriage

    3. 162.Power to require evidence

    4. 163.Refusal to issue certificate

  11. Part X Miscellaneous and Supplemental

    1. 164.Institution of proceedings

    2. 165.Procedural requirements as to applications

    3. 166.Regulations and orders

    4. 167.Interpretation

    5. 168.Expenditure and receipts

    6. 169.Minor and consequential amendments, transitional provisions and repeals

    7. 170.Short title, commencement and extent

  12. Schedules:

    1. Schedule 1

      Sale of Transporters.

    2. Schedule 2

      The Immigration Appeal Tribunal.

    3. Schedule 3

      Adjudicators.

    4. Schedule 4

      Appeals.

      1. Part I Procedure.

      2. Part II Effect of Appeals.

      3. Part III Determination of Appeals.

    5. Schedule 5

      The Immigration Services Commissioner.

      1. Part I Regulatory Functions.

      2. Part II Commissioner’s Status, Remuneration and Staff etc.

    6. Schedule 6

      Registration.

    7. Schedule 7

      The Immigration Services Tribunal.

    8. Schedule 8

      Provision of Support: Regulations.

    9. Schedule 9

      Asylum Support: Interim Provisions.

    10. Schedule 10

      Asylum Support Adjudicators.

    11. Schedule 11

      Detainee Custody Officers.

    12. Schedule 12

      Discipline etc at Detention Centres.

    13. Schedule 13

      Escort Arrangements.

    14. Schedule 14

      Consequential Amendments.

    15. Schedule 15

      Transitional Provisions and Savings.

    16. Schedule 16

      Repeals.

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