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Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Other provisions applying to persons after arrival

14.The Act contains other provisions affecting persons after they have entered the United Kingdom. These include:

  • a provision for a power to set out in regulations the fees to be paid for Home Office travel documents and for the processing of applications for extensions of stay, changes in conditions of stay, leave to remain and the entry of duplicate stamps in new passports;

  • a provision clarifying which members of diplomatic missions are exempt from immigration control; and providing for the imposition of leave to remain on certain people who cease to be exempt;

  • a provision for a code of practice on the measures that employers are to take in order to avoid unlawful discrimination when making checks under section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 to establish that applicants for employment are entitled to work in the United Kingdom; and

  • a provision for a statutory defence for asylum seekers based on Article 31(1) of the 1951 United Nations Convention on the Status of Refugees (the Refugee Convention) in the context of certain fraud related offences.

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