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Immigration Act 2014: first Commencement Order


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The first Commencement Order for the Immigration Act 2014 has been made: the Immigration Act 2014 (Commencement No. 1, Transitory and Saving Provisions) Order 2014 (SI 2014/1820). There is no known date for commencement of the main right of appeals provisions or the new removal power but some of the provision of services provisions introducing immigration checks for banks and building societies and for driving licences come into effect today, 14 July 2014.

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Many of the enforcement provisions on biometrics, detention, bail, children and out of country deportation appeals come into effect on 28 July 2014, as does the statutory “guidance” to judges on the weight to be attached to certain public interest considerations in human rights cases, powers for the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner, application fee charging provisions and more.

Statement of Changes HC 532 ties in with commencement and Free Movement Members can read my analysis of it here.

I have also updated the Immigration Act 2014 ebook, which can be purchased below. Members can download copies for £1 from the members’ area. I have added commencement dates into the body of the book, a commencement table at the end and added a few additional bits of commentary on appeal rights, judicial review and the human rights considerations.

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Colin Yeo

Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder of the Free Movement immigration law website.


2 Responses

  1. Of course it would come into affect the DAY they’re suppose to be sending out the refusal letters to divided families effected by the MM case… I’d call it irony, but that requires me to have NOT expected them to do something like it in the first place.