Immigration Act 2003

Interpretation.

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1.—(1) In this Act, except where the context otherwise requires—

“the Act of 1935” means the Aliens Act 1935;

“carrier”, in relation to a vehicle, means—

( a) the owner of the vehicle, or

( b) in relation to a mechanically propelled vehicle, ship or boat, the person in charge of the vehicle;

“immigration officer” means an immigration officer appointed under the Aliens Order 1946 (S.R. & O., No. 395 of 1946);

“Irish transit visa” means an endorsement made on a passport or travel document other than an Irish passport or Irish travel document for the purposes of indicating that the holder thereof is authorised to arrive at a port in the State for purposes of passing through the port in order to travel to another state subject to any other conditions of arrival being fulfilled;

“Irish visa” means an endorsement made on a passport or travel document other than an Irish passport or Irish travel document for the purposes of indicating that the holder thereof is authorised to land in the State subject to any other conditions of landing being fulfilled;

“the Minister” means the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform;

“non-national” has the meaning assigned to it by the Immigration Act 1999 ;

“owner”, in relation to a vehicle, includes any part owner, charterer, manager or operator of the vehicle;

“port” includes any place whether on a land or sea frontier where a person lands in or embarks from the State;

“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Minister;

“vehicle” includes any ship, boat, railway train, aircraft or mechanically propelled vehicle within the meaning of the Road Traffic Act 1961 .

(2) In this Act—

( a) a reference to any enactment shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended or extended by or under any subsequent enactment including this Act,

( b) a reference to a section is a reference to a section of this Act unless it is indicated that reference to some other enactment is intended,

( c) a reference to a subsection, paragraph or subparagraph is a reference to the subsection, paragraph or subparagraph of the provision in which the reference occurs unless it is indicated that reference to some other provision is intended.