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Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002

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96Earlier right of appeal

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(1)An appeal under section 82(1) against an immigration decision (“the new decision”) in respect of a person may not be brought or continued if the Secretary of State or an immigration officer certifies—

(a)that the person was notified of a right to appeal under that section against another immigration decision (whether or not an appeal was brought and whether or not any appeal brought has been determined),

(b)that in the opinion of the Secretary of State or the immigration officer the new decision responds to a claim or application which the person made in order to delay his removal from the United Kingdom or the removal of a member of his family, and

(c)that in the opinion of the Secretary of State or the immigration officer the person had no other legitimate purpose for making the claim or application.

(2)An appeal under section 82(1) against an immigration decision in respect of a person may not be brought or continued if the Secretary of State or an immigration officer certifies that the immigration decision relates to an application or claim which relies on a ground which the person—

(a)raised on an appeal under that section against another immigration decision,

(b)should have included in a statement which he was required to make under section 120 in relation to another immigration decision or application, or

(c)would have been permitted or required to raise on an appeal against another immigration decision in respect of which he chose not to exercise a right of appeal.

(3)A person may not rely on any ground in an appeal under section 82(1) if the Secretary of State or an immigration officer certifies that the ground was considered in another appeal under that section brought by that person.

(4)In subsection (1) “notified” means notified in accordance with regulations under section 105.

(5)Subsections (1) to (3) apply to prevent or restrict a person’s right of appeal whether or not he has been outside the United Kingdom since an earlier right of appeal arose or since a requirement under section 120 was imposed.

(6)In this section a reference to an appeal under section 82(1) includes a reference to an appeal under section 2 of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission Act 1997 (c. 68) which is or could be brought by reference to an appeal under section 82(1).

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