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Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002


3.The Act is in eight parts:

  • Part 1 contains provisions which amend British nationality legislation, primarily the British Nationality Act 1981 (“BNA 1981”). It includes provision for citizenship ceremonies and a pledge, and imposes a requirement for naturalisation as a British citizen that the applicant has sufficient knowledge about life in the United Kingdom;

  • Part 2 contains provisions for the support of asylum-seekers in accommodation centres, built or adapted to accommodate and provide services for a number of asylum-seekers and their dependants on one site;

  • Part 3 concerns support arrangements for asylum-seekers and other assistance;

  • Part 4 contains provisions relating to detention, temporary release and removal;

  • Part 5 contains provisions on immigration and asylum appeals;

  • Part 6 contains provisions relating to immigration procedures, including charges for work permits, establishment of an Authority-to-carry scheme, and the provision of information and disclosure;

  • Part 7 introduces new offences and powers of entry to business premises; and

  • Part 8 contains general provisions.

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