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Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002

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100Immigration Appeal Tribunal

(1)There shall continue to be an Immigration Appeal Tribunal.

(2)Schedule 5 (which makes provision about the Tribunal) shall have effect.

101Appeal to Tribunal

(1)A party to an appeal to an adjudicator under section 82 or 83 may, with the permission of the Immigration Appeal Tribunal, appeal to the Tribunal against the adjudicator’s determination on a point of law.

(2)A party to an application to the Tribunal for permission to appeal under subsection (1) may apply to the High Court or, in Scotland, to the Court of Session for a review of the Tribunal’s decision on the ground that the Tribunal made an error of law.

(3)Where an application is made under subsection (2)—

(a)it shall be determined by a single judge by reference only to written submissions,

(b)the judge may affirm or reverse the Tribunal’s decision,

(c)the judge’s decision shall be final, and

(d)if, in an application to the High Court, the judge thinks the application had no merit he shall issue a certificate under this paragraph (which shall be dealt with in accordance with Civil Procedure Rules).

(4)The Lord Chancellor may by order repeal subsections (2) and (3).

102Decision

(1)On an appeal under section 101 the Immigration Appeal Tribunal may—

(a)affirm the adjudicator’s decision;

(b)make any decision which the adjudicator could have made;

(c)remit the appeal to an adjudicator;

(d)affirm a direction given by the adjudicator under section 87;

(e)vary a direction given by the adjudicator under that section;

(f)give any direction which the adjudicator could have given under that section.

(2)In reaching their decision on an appeal under section 101 the Tribunal may consider evidence about any matter which they think relevant to the adjudicator’s decision, including evidence which concerns a matter arising after the adjudicator’s decision.

(3)But where the appeal under section 82 was against refusal of entry clearance or refusal of a certificate of entitlement—

(a)subsection (2) shall not apply, and

(b)the Tribunal may consider only the circumstances appertaining at the time of the decision to refuse.

(4)In remitting an appeal to an adjudicator under subsection (1)(c) the Tribunal may, in particular—

(a)require the adjudicator to determine the appeal in accordance with directions of the Tribunal;

(b)require the adjudicator to take additional evidence with a view to the appeal being determined by the Tribunal.

103Appeal from Tribunal

(1)Where the Immigration Appeal Tribunal determines an appeal under section 101 a party to the appeal may bring a further appeal on a point of law—

(a)where the original decision of the adjudicator was made in Scotland, to the Court of Session, or

(b)in any other case, to the Court of Appeal.

(2)An appeal under this section may be brought only with the permission of—

(a)the Tribunal, or

(b)if the Tribunal refuses permission, the court referred to in subsection (1)(a) or (b).

(3)The remittal of an appeal to an adjudicator under section 102(1)(c) is not a determination of the appeal for the purposes of subsection (1) above.

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