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Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Section 82: Interpretation of Part V

246.Those providing immigration advice and services in connection with criminal proceedings are not caught by the regulatory scheme. Those providing advice in connection with a bail application in the context of immigration detention are covered as a relevant matter. Immigration advice or services are defined as advice given or representations made in the course of business whether or not for profit. The term “relevant matters” means a claim for asylum; an application for, or the variation of, entry clearance or leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom; unlawful entry into the United Kingdom; nationality and citizenship under the law of the United Kingdom; citizenship of the EU; admission to Member States of the EU under Community law; residence in a Member State of the EU in accordance with rights conferred by or under Community law; removal or deportation from the United Kingdom; an application for bail under the Immigration Acts or under the Special Immigration Appeals Commission Act 1997; or an appeal against, or an application for judicial review in relation to, any decision taken in connection with the above matters.

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