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Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Provisions applying to persons before arrival

5.Among the provisions in the Act which apply to persons before they come to the United Kingdom is one for a streamlined right of appeal for visitors who are refused an entry clearance to visit a family member in the United Kingdom.

6.The Act also includes a provision for applicants for an entry clearance to be required to provide, or arrange for the provision of, a financial security (eg a bond) to be provided before entry clearance is given. Immigration rules will specify the circumstances in which a financial security will be required, the maximum amount and the circumstances in which the financial security must be repaid or forfeited. A pilot will be run to test the merits of such a scheme before consideration is given to its wider introduction.

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