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Immigration Act 2016

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Extension of illegal working compliance orders

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7(1)An immigration officer may apply to the court for an extension (or further extension) of the period for which any provision of an illegal working compliance order is in force.

(2)The court may grant an application under this paragraph only if it is satisfied, on the balance of probabilities, that it is necessary to grant it to prevent an employer operating at the premises from employing an illegal worker.

(3)Where an application is made under this section, the court may issue a summons directed to—

(a)any person on whom the illegal working closure notice was served under paragraph 4, or

(b)any other person who appears to the court to have an interest in the premises,

requiring the person to appear before the court to respond to the application.

(4)If a summons is issued, a notice stating the date, time and place of the hearing of the application must be served on the persons to whom the summons is directed.

(5)No application may be granted under this paragraph such that an illegal working compliance order, or any provision in it—

(a)is extended for a period exceeding 6 months, or

(b)is in force for a period exceeding 24 months in total.

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