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Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Section 91: Offences

257.This section sets out the penalties for those providing immigration advice or services if not qualified to do so or when subject to a restraining order, namely: on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or both, or on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to a fine or both. A restraining order is defined as either a direction given by the Immigration Services Tribunal or an order made by a disciplinary body to restrict, suspend or prohibit the provision of immigration advice or services. Where it is proved that an offence has been committed by a body corporate with the consent, connivance or neglect of an officer of that body, that officer will also be guilty of the offence.

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