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

Immigration Services

13.The provisions:

  • amend the categories of advisers qualified to provide immigration advice or services under section 84 of the 1999 Act;

  • give the Immigration Services Commissioner a power of entry to premises where he suspects there is material likely to be of substantial value to an investigation of a criminal offence under section 91 of the 1999 Act;

  • create a new criminal offence of advertising or offering to provide immigration advice or services when unqualified;

  • remove the right of appeal to the Immigration Services Tribunal where the Commissioner has left the determined complaint on file; and

  • place an obligation on designated professional bodies to comply with any request for information from the Immigration Services Commissioner.

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