Immigration Act 2003

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The Immigration Act 2003 introduced carrier liability whereby a carrier can be held responsible and fined for bringing an undocumented immigrant to the State. The Act requires carriers to carry out basic checks to ensure that passengers from outside the Common Travel Area (UK, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) are in possession of valid documentation necessary for entry into the State. Provision is also made for the return of persons refused leave to land, usually by the carrier responsible, to the point of embarkation.

Date:14 Jul 2003
Legislation Type:Act (IE)
Geographic Focus:Ireland
In Force:Yes
Category:Deportation, Detention
Keywords:Border (External EU), Border (Internal EU), Border Area, Border Control, Border Crossing, Carrier, Deportation, Detention, Detention Facility, Removal, Return, Return (Forced)
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