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2. (1) In these Regulations—
“the 1971 Act” means the Immigration Act 1971(1);
“the 1999 Act” means the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999(2);
“the 2002 Act” means the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002;
“civil partner”(3) does not include a party to a civil partnership of convenience;
“decision maker” means the Secretary of State, an immigration officer or an entry clearance officer (as the case may be);
“document certifying permanent residence” means a document issued to an EEA national, in accordance with regulation 18, as proof of the holder’s permanent right of residence under regulation 15 as at the date of issue;
“EEA decision” means a decision under these Regulations that concerns a person's—
entitlement to be admitted to the United Kingdom;
entitlement to be issued with or have renewed, or not to have revoked, a registration certificate, residence card, document certifying permanent residence or permanent residence card; or
removal from the United Kingdom;
“EEA family permit” means a document issued to a person, in accordance with regulation 12, in connection with his admission to the United Kingdom;
“EEA national” means a national of an EEA State;
“EEA State” means—
a member State, other than the United Kingdom;
Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein; or
“entry clearance” has the meaning given in section 33(1) of the 1971 Act(4);
“entry clearance officer” means a person responsible for the grant or refusal of entry clearance;
“immigration rules” has the meaning given in section 33(1) of the 1971 Act;
“military service” means service in the armed forces of an EEA State;
“permanent residence card” means a card issued to a person who is not an EEA national, in accordance with regulation 18, as proof of the holder’s permanent right of residence under regulation 15 as at the date of issue;
“registration certificate” means a certificate issued to an EEA national, in accordance with regulation 16, as proof of the holder’s right of residence in the United Kingdom as at the date of issue;
“relevant EEA national” in relation to an extended family member has the meaning given in regulation 8(6);
“residence card” means a card issued to a person who is not an EEA national, in accordance with regulation 17, as proof of the holder’s right of residence in the United Kingdom as at the date of issue;
“spouse” does not include a party to a marriage of convenience;
“United Kingdom national” means a person who falls to be treated as a national of the United Kingdom for the purposes of the Community Treaties.
(2) Paragraph (1) is subject to paragraph 1(a) of Schedule 4 (transitional provisions).
Section 33(1) is amended by paragraph 5 of the Schedule to the Immigration Act 1988 (c. 14).
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