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Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Section 63: Appeals against deportation orders

200.Section 63 gives a right of appeal against a decision to make a deportation order or a refusal to revoke a deportation order. Subsection (2) ensures that an order cannot be made while the person may still bring an appeal against the decision to make an order. Subsection (4) provides that an appellant may object to the country to which it is intended to deport him and claim that he ought to be removed, if at all, to a different country specified by him. Where a person claims that he should be removed to a different country specified by him he must show, in accordance with section 68(3), if he is not a national of the country, that the specified country will admit him. This provision is to ensure that objection to destination is taken as part of the appeal against deportation: it is not a separate right of appeal in its own right.

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