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Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

Section 65: Notification requirements: initial notification

This section sets out the information which a person must provide to police when he or she first makes a notification, and the timescales within which he or she is required to provide that information.  The required information includes (but is not restricted to): the person’s name; date of birth; home address; and national insurance number.  Where the person is homeless, or has no fixed abode, they must notify an address, or location, where they can be regularly found.

Information must be provided to the police within three days of the main or interim VOPO coming into force.   When determining the three day period, any time when a person is: remanded in, or is committed to, custody by an order of a court; serving a custodial sentence; detained in a hospital; or is outside the United Kingdom, is to be disregarded.

It also allows for the inclusion of additional information to be provided to the list of required information.  This would be prescribed by regulations made by the Department (subject to the affirmative resolution procedure).

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