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Part 6U.K.Immigration Procedure

Provision of information by travellerF21U.K.

Textual Amendments applied to the whole legislation

F21Act extended in part (Isle of Man) (with modifications) (13.3.2008 for specified purposes, 1.5.2008 in so far as not already in force) by The Immigration (Isle of Man) Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/680), art. 16, Sch. 7 (with art. 5, Sch. 2) (as amended (29.6.2011) by The Immigration (Isle of Man) (Amendment) Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/1408), art. 1, Sch. para. 6; and as amended (14.3.2019) by The Immigration (Isle of Man) (Amendment) Order 2019 (S.I. 2019/562), arts. 1, 5, 14)

126 Physical data: compulsory provisionU.K.

(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations—

(a)require an immigration application to be accompanied by specified [F1biometric information] ;

(b)enable an authorised person to require an individual who makes an immigration application to provide [F2biometric information] ;

(c)enable an authorised person to require an entrant to provide [F3biometric information] .

(2)In subsection (1) “immigration application” means an application for—

(a)entry clearance,

(b)leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom, F4...

(c)variation of leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom.

[F5(d)a transit visa (within the meaning of section 41 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999), or

(e)a document issued as evidence that a person who is not a national of an EEA state or Switzerland is entitled to enter or remain in the United Kingdom by virtue of an enforceable EU right or of any provision made under section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972.]

(3)Regulations under subsection (1) may not—

(a)impose a requirement in respect of a person to whom section 141 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (c. 33) (fingerprinting) applies, during the relevant period within the meaning of that section, or

(b)enable a requirement to be imposed in respect of a person to whom that section applies, during the relevant period within the meaning of that section.

(4)Regulations under subsection (1) may, in particular—

(a)require, or enable an authorised person to require, the provision of [F6biometric] information in a specified form;

(b)require an individual to submit, or enable an authorised person to require an individual to submit, to a specified process by means of which [F7biometric] information is obtained or recorded;

(c)make provision about the effect of failure to provide [F8biometric] information or to submit to a process (which may, in particular, include provision for an application to be disregarded or dismissed if a requirement is not satisfied);

(d)confer a function (which may include the exercise of a discretion) on an authorised person;

(e)require an authorised person to have regard to a code (with or without modification);

(f)require an authorised person to have regard to such provisions of a code (with or without modification) as may be specified by direction of the Secretary of State;

[F9(fa)provide for biometric information to be recorded on any document issued as a result of the application in relation to which the information was provided;]

F10(g). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(h)make provision which applies generally or only in specified cases or circumstances;

(i)make different provision for different cases or circumstances.

F11(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(6)In so far as regulations under subsection (1) require an individual under the age of 16 to submit to a process, the regulations must make provision similar to section 141(3) to (5) and (13) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (fingerprints: children).

(7)In so far as regulations under subsection (1) enable an authorised person to require an individual under the age of 16 to submit to a process, the regulations must make provision similar to section 141(3) to (5), (12) and (13) of that Act (fingerprints: children).

(8)Regulations under subsection (1)—

(a)must be made by statutory instrument, and

(b)shall not be made unless a draft of the regulations has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

[F12(8A)Section 8 of the UK Borders Act 2007 (power to make regulations about use and retention of biometric information) applies to biometric information provided in accordance with regulations under subsection (1) as it applies to biometric information provided in accordance with regulations under section 5(1) of that Act.]

(9)In this section—

Textual Amendments

F1Words in s. 126(1)(a) substituted (28.7.2014) by Immigration Act 2014 (c. 22), s. 75(3), Sch. 2 para. 3(2)(a); S.I. 2014/1820, art. 3(z)

F2Words in s. 126(1)(b) substituted (28.7.2014) by Immigration Act 2014 (c. 22), s. 75(3), Sch. 2 para. 3(2)(b); S.I. 2014/1820, art. 3(z)

F3Words in s. 126(1)(c) substituted (28.7.2014) by Immigration Act 2014 (c. 22), s. 75(3), Sch. 2 para. 3(2)(b); S.I. 2014/1820, art. 3(z)

F5S. 126(2)(d)(e) inserted (28.7.2014) by Immigration Act 2014 (c. 22), ss. 8(2), 75(3); S.I. 2014/1820, art. 3(g)

F6Word in s. 126(4)(a) inserted (28.7.2014) by Immigration Act 2014 (c. 22), s. 75(3), Sch. 2 para. 3(3); S.I. 2014/1820, art. 3(z)

F7Word in s. 126(4)(b) inserted (28.7.2014) by Immigration Act 2014 (c. 22), s. 75(3), Sch. 2 para. 3(3); S.I. 2014/1820, art. 3(z)

F8Word in s. 126(4)(c) inserted (28.7.2014) by Immigration Act 2014 (c. 22), s. 75(3), Sch. 2 para. 3(3); S.I. 2014/1820, art. 3(z)

F9S. 126(4)(fa) inserted (28.7.2014) by Immigration Act 2014 (c. 22), ss. 8(3), 75(3); S.I. 2014/1820, art. 3(g)

F14Words in s. 126(9) inserted (28.7.2014) by Immigration Act 2014 (c. 22), ss. 8(4), 75(3); S.I. 2014/1820, art. 3(g)

F15Words in s. 126(9) omitted (28.7.2014) by virtue of Immigration Act 2014 (c. 22), s. 75(3), Sch. 2 para. 3(5); S.I. 2014/1820, art. 3(z)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Ss. 126-128 extended (Jersey) (with modifications) (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(1) of the amending S.I.) by The Immigration (Biometric Information) (Jersey) Order 2018 (S.I. 2018/1358), art. 3, Sch. 2

C2S. 126(4)-(7) applied by 1981 c. 61, s. 41(IZB) (as inserted (28.7.2014) by Immigration Act 2014 (c. 22), ss. 10(3), 75(3); S.I. 2014/1820, art. 3(i))

127 Physical data: voluntary provisionU.K.

(1)The Secretary of State may operate a scheme under which an individual may supply, or submit to the obtaining or recording of, [F16biometric information] to be used (wholly or partly) in connection with entry to the United Kingdom.

(2)In particular, the Secretary of State may—

(a)require an authorised person to use [F17biometric] information supplied under a scheme;

(b)make provision about the collection, use and retention of [F17biometric] information supplied under a scheme (which may include provision requiring an authorised person to have regard to a code);

(c)charge for participation in a scheme.

(3)In this section the following expressions have the same meaning as in section 126—

(a)authorised person”,

[F18(aa)biometric information”, and]

(b)code”, F19...

F20(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Ss. 126-128 extended (Jersey) (with modifications) (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(1) of the amending S.I.) by The Immigration (Biometric Information) (Jersey) Order 2018 (S.I. 2018/1358), art. 3, Sch. 2

128 Data collection under Immigration and Asylum Act 1999U.K.

(1)The following shall be added at the end of section 144 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (c. 33) (collection of data about external physical characteristics) (which becomes subsection (1))—

(2)In subsection (1) “external physical characteristics” includes, in particular, features of the iris or any other part of the eye.

(2)The following shall be inserted after section 145(2) of that Act (codes of practice)—

(2A)A person exercising a power under regulations made by virtue of section 144 must have regard to such provisions of a code as may be specified.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Ss. 126-128 extended (Jersey) (with modifications) (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(1) of the amending S.I.) by The Immigration (Biometric Information) (Jersey) Order 2018 (S.I. 2018/1358), art. 3, Sch. 2