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Policing and Crime Act 2009

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101Prohibition on importation or exportation of false identity documents etc
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(1)The importation or exportation of any identity document to which this section applies is prohibited.

(2)This section applies to—

(a)any false identity document,

(b)any identity document issued or obtained in contravention of the law of the country or territory under whose jurisdiction the document is issued, and

(c)any identity document intended to be used (whether by itself or otherwise and with or without modifications)—

(i)to establish for unlawful purposes a false identity or address, or

(ii)to provide for such purposes evidence of a false identity or address.

(3)In this section—

  • “document” includes an article, or a combination of a document and an article, which is a card within the meaning of the Identity Cards Act 2006 (c. 15),

  • “false”, in relation to an identity document, has the same meaning as it has in section 9(1) of the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 (c. 45) in relation to an instrument,

  • “identity document” means any document which may be used (whether by itself or otherwise and with or without modifications) to establish, or provide evidence of, a person’s identity or address.

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