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Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002

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21Sections 17 to 20: supplementary

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(1)This section applies for the purposes of sections 17 to 20.

(2)The Secretary of State may inquire into and decide a person’s age.

(3)A claim for asylum shall be treated as determined at the end of such period as may be prescribed beginning with—

(a)the date on which the Secretary of State notifies the claimant of his decision on the claim, or

(b)if the claimant appeals against the Secretary of State’s decision, the date on which the appeal is disposed of.

(4)A notice under subsection (3)(a)—

(a)must be in writing, and

(b)if sent by first class post to the claimant’s last known address or to the claimant’s representative, shall be treated as being received by the claimant on the second day after the day of posting.

(5)An appeal is disposed of when it is no longer pending for the purpose of—

(a)Part 5 of this Act, or

(b)the Special Immigration Appeals Commission Act 1997 (c. 68).

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