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(1)An application by an individual to be entered in the Register may be made either—
(a)by being included in the prescribed manner in an application for a designated document; or
(b)by being submitted in the prescribed manner directly to the Secretary of State.
(2)Where an application to be issued with a designated document is made by an individual, the application must do one of the following—
(a)include an application by that individual to be entered in the Register;
(b)state that the individual is already entered in the Register and confirm the contents of his entry;
(c)state that the individual is entered in the Register and confirm the contents of his entry subject to the changes notified in the application.
(3)Where an individual makes—
(a)an application to be entered in the Register, or
(b)an application which for the purposes of this Act confirms (with or without changes) the contents of his entry in the Register,
the application must be accompanied by the prescribed information.
(4)Where an individual has made an application falling within subsection (3)(a) or (b), the Secretary of State may require him to do such one or more of the things specified in subsection (5) as the Secretary of State thinks fit for the purpose of—
(a)verifying information that may be entered in the Register about that individual in consequence of that application; or
(b)otherwise ensuring that there is a complete, up-to-date and accurate entry about that individual in the Register.
(5)The things that an individual may be required to do under subsection (4) are—
(a)to attend at an agreed place and time or (in the absence of agreement) at a specified place and time;
(b)to allow his fingerprints, and other biometric information about himself, to be taken and recorded;
(c)to allow himself to be photographed;
(d)otherwise to provide such information as may be required by the Secretary of State.
(6)Regulations under this section must not require an individual to provide information to another person unless it is information required by the Secretary of State for the statutory purposes.
(7)The power of the Secretary of State to make regulations containing (with or without other provision) any provision that he is authorised to make by this section is exercisable, on the first occasion on which regulations are made under this section, only if a draft of the regulations has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.
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