Immigration Act 2003


Number 26 of 2003


IMMIGRATION ACT 2003

REVISED

Updated to 17 May 2017


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of Immigration Act 2003. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 (9/2017), enacted 17 May 2017, and all statutory instruments up to and including Patent (Amendment) Rules 2017 (S.I. No. 206 of 2017), made 19 May 2017, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act, the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to

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Number 26 of 2003


IMMIGRATION ACT 2003

REVISED

Updated to 17 May 2017


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1996, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

International Protection Act 2015 (66/2015)

Civil Registration Act 2014 (34/2014)

Child and Family Agency Act 2013 (40/2013)

Health Act 2004 (42/2004)

Immigration Act 2004 (1/2004)

All Acts up to and including Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 (9/2017), enacted 17 May 2017, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011)

Immigration Act 2003 (Removal Places of Detention) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 56 of 2005)

Immigration Act 2003 (Carrier Liability) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 447 of 2003)

Immigration Act 2003 (Removal Direction) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 446 of 2003)

Immigration Act 2003 (Approved Ports) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 445 of 2003)

Immigration Act 2003 (Removal Places of Detention) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 444 of 2003)

Immigration Act 2003 (Section 7 Commencement) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 415 of 2003)

Immigration Act 2003 (Commencement) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 414 of 2003)

Immigration Act 2003 (Section 8 Commencement) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 363 of 2003)

All statutory instruments up to and including Patent (Amendment) Rules 2017 (S.I. No. 206 of 2017), made 17 May 2017, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 26 of 2003


IMMIGRATION ACT 2003

REVISED

Updated to 17 May 2017



Acts Referred to

Aliens Act 1935

1935, No. 14

Companies Acts 1963 to 2001

Local Government Acts 1925 to 2003

Criminal Justice (United Nations Convention against Torture) Act 2000

2000, No. 11

Illegal Immigrants (Trafficking) Act 2000

2000, No. 29

Immigration Act 1999

1999, No. 22

Local Government Act 2001

2001, No. 37

Refugee Act 1996

1996, No. 17

Road Traffic Act 1961

1961, No. 24


Number 26 of 2003


IMMIGRATION ACT 2003

REVISED

Updated to 17 May 2017


AN ACT TO MAKE PROVISION IN RELATION TO THE CONTROL OF ENTRY INTO THE STATE OF NON-NATIONALS, TO AMEND THE REFUGEE ACT 1996 AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS. [14 th July, 2003]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

C1

Functions under Act transferred from Health Service Executive to Child and Family Agency (1.01.2014) by Child and Family Agency Act 2013 (40/2013), s. 82 and sch. 1, S.I. No. 502 of 2013.

Transfer of certain functions of Health Service Executive

82. (1) The administration and business in connection with the performance of any of the functions transferred by subsection (2) are transferred, on the establishment day, to the Agency.

(2) The functions vested in the Health Service Executive by or under the enactments specified in Schedule 1 shall, on the establishment day, stand transferred to the Agency.

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SCHEDULE 1

Functions of Health Service Executive Transferred to Agency

Section 82

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Immigration Act 2003

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Editorial Notes:

E1

Previous affecting provision: functions of Health Boards under Act transferred to Health Service Executive (1.01.2005) by Health Act 2004 (42/2004), s. 59(1)-(3) and sch. 3, S.I. No. 887 of 2004; re-transferred as per C-note above.