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The Immigration (Biometric Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

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3.  For regulation 2 substitute—

2.  In these Regulations—

“Certificate of Travel” means a travel document issued in the United Kingdom at the discretion of the Secretary of State to persons who have been formally and, in the view of the Secretary of State, unreasonably refused a passport by their own authorities and who have—

(a)

been refused recognition as a refugee or as a stateless person but have been granted discretionary leave to remain or humanitarian protection; or

(b)

been granted indefinite leave to enter or remain;

“Convention travel document” means a travel document issued pursuant to Article 28 of the Geneva Convention;

“dependant” means a spouse, a civil partner, an unmarried or same sex partner, or a child;

“Geneva Convention” means the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees done at Geneva on 28th July 1951 and the New York Protocol of 31st January 1967;

“humanitarian protection” means protection granted in accordance with paragraph 339C of the immigration rules;

“immigration rules” means the rules for the time being laid down as mentioned in section 3(2) of the Immigration Act 1971(1);

“leave to remain” means limited or indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom given in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Act 1971 or the immigration rules;

“refugee” means a person who falls within Article 1(A) of the Geneva Convention and to whom regulation 7 of the Refugee or Person in Need of International Protection (Qualification) Regulations 2006 does not apply(2);

“Stateless Convention” means the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons done at New York on 28th September 1954; and

“Stateless Person’s Travel Document” means a travel document issued pursuant to Article 28 of the Stateless Convention..

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