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Immigration Act 2014

Information and Documents

411.Paragraph 3 of this Schedule amends paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 to the 1971 Act to enable a designated person to require information and documents relevant to an examination.

412.Paragraph 3(2) amends paragraph 4(1) of Schedule 2 so that a passenger examined under paragraph 3(1) is under a duty to provide the immigration officer or the designated person with all such information in his possession as that person may require for the purpose of either his, or any other person’s, functions under that paragraph. So, a designated person can require such information as may be necessary to allow an immigration officer to locate the passenger in order to give him written notice that he is required to submit to further examination.

413.Paragraph 3(3) amends paragraph 4(2) of Schedule 2 to require a person examined under paragraph 3, if so required by an immigration officer or a designated person, to produce a specified document or to declare whether they are carrying or have carried a document of a type which the immigration officer or designated person consider relevant for the purposes of the examination.

414.Paragraph 3(4) amends paragraph 4(3) of Schedule 2 to confirm that an immigration officer can exercise the power of search set out in that paragraph, even if they did not commence the examination or require the person to produce documents under paragraph 4(2)(b).

415.Paragraph 3(5) amends paragraph 4(4) of Schedule 2 to confirm that any immigration officer may exercise the power to examine and detain a passport or other document, even if they did not commence the examination. Where a passport or other document is produced or found in accordance with this paragraph, an immigration officer may examine it and detain it.

416.Paragraph 3(6) inserts new sub-paragraphs (4A) and (4B) into paragraph 4 of Schedule 2. New sub-paragraph (4A) provides the power for a “designated person” to be able to examine and detain a passport or other document produced during the examination. Where this power is exercised, the designated person must deliver the passport or document to an immigration officer as soon as reasonably practicable. The new sub-paragraph (4B) provides for an immigration officer to treat a document delivered to him under this paragraph as though he had found the document himself under sub-paragraph (4)(a), (b) or (c).

417.Paragraph 3(7) amends paragraph 4(5) of Schedule 2 so that a passenger examined under paragraph 3 may be required to provide biometric information (in particular, fingerprints or features of the iris or any other part of the eye) to either an immigration officer or a designated person, where this is necessary to determine whether a passport or other document relates to that person.

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