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Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004

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  1. Introduction

  2. Background

  3. Overview

  4. Summary

  5. Offences

  6. Treatment of Claimants

  7. Enforcement Powers

  8. Procedure for Marriage

  9. Appeals

  10. Removal and Detention

  11. Immigration Services

  12. Fees

  13. General

  14. Commentary on Sections

    1. Offences

      1. Section 1 : Assisting Unlawful Immigration

      2. Section 2 : Entering the UK without a passport, &c.

      3. Section 3 : Immigration documents: forgery

      4. Section 4 : Trafficking people for exploitation

      5. Section 5: Section 4: supplemental

      6. Section 6: Employment

      7. Section 7: Advice of Director of Public Prosecutions

  15. Treatment of Claimants

    1. Section 8: Claimant’s credibility

    2. Section 9: Failed asylum seekers: withdrawal of support

    3. Section 10 : Failed asylum seekers: accommodation

    4. Section 11 : Accommodation for asylum seekers: local connection

    5. Section 12: Refugee: backdating of benefits

    6. Section 13 : Integration loan for refugees

  16. Enforcement Powers

    1. Section 14 : Immigration officer: power of arrest

    2. Section 15 : Fingerprinting

    3. Section 16: Information about passengers

    4. Section 17: Retention of documents

    5. Section 18: Control of entry

  17. Procedure for Marriage

    1. Section 19: Person subject to immigration control: procedure for marriage: England and Wales

    2. Section 20: Section 19: supplemental

    3. Sections 21 and 22: Persons subject to immigration control: procedure for marriage: Scotland and supplemental

    4. Sections 23 and 24: Person subject to immigration control: procedure for marriage: Northern Ireland and supplemental

    5. Section 25: Application for permission under section 19(3)(b), 21(3)(b) or 23(3)(b)

  18. Appeals

    1. Section 26: Unification of appeal system

    2. Schedule 1: New Schedule 4 to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002

    3. Schedule 2: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal: Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provision

    4. Section 27: Unfounded human rights or asylum claim

    5. Section 28: Appeal from within United Kingdom

    6. Section 29: Entry clearance

    7. Section 30: Earlier right of appeal

    8. Section 31: Seaman and aircrews right of appeal

    9. Section 32: Suspected international terrorist: bail

  19. Removal and Detention

    1. Section 33 and Schedule 3: Removing asylum seekers to a safe country

    2. Section 34: Detention pending deportation

    3. Section 35: Deportation or removal: cooperation

    4. Section 36: Electronic monitoring

  20. Immigration Services

    1. Section 37: Provision of immigration services

    2. Section 38: Immigration Services Commissioner: power of entry

    3. Section 39:  Offence of advertising Services

    4. Section 40: Appeal to Immigration Services Tribunal

    5. Section 41: Professional Bodies

  21. Fees

    1. Section 42: Amount of fees

    2. Section 43: Transfer of leave stamps

  22. General

    1. Section 48: Commencement

  23. Hansard References

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