Immigration Act 2004
F16 [ Application for visa: taking of fingerprints
17A. (1) The Minister or an immigration officer, where he or she considers it necessary for the purpose of ensuring the integrity of the immigration system or the operation of an arrangement relating to the Common Travel Area, may take or cause to be taken the fingerprints of a person for the purpose of the person ’ s application for an Irish visa or an Irish transit visa.
(2) The Commissioner of the Garda S í och á na shall arrange for the maintenance of a record of fingerprints taken pursuant to subsection (1) .
(3) In this section —
‘ Irish visa ’ and ‘ Irish transit visa ’ have the meanings assigned to them by the Immigration Act 2003 . ]
Inserted (12.04.2019) by Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2019 (8/2019), s. 97, S.I. No. 346 of 2019.
The section heading is taken from the amending section in the absence of one included in the amendment.