1 Citation and commencement

This Order may be cited as the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (Part V Exemption: Relevant Employers) Order 2002 and shall come into force on 1st February 2002 and shall continue in force until the end of 31st December 2002, when it shall expire.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 February 2002 (this Order applies until 31 December 2002): see above.

2 Interpretation

2Interpretation

In this Order—

“the Act” means the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;

“immigration advice” and “immigration services” have the same meanings as in section 82 of the Act;

“work permit” has the same meaning as in the Immigration Act 1971;

“immediate family” means a person's spouse, and children below eighteen years of age.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 February 2002 (this Order applies until 31 December 2002): see art 1.

3 Exemption of relevant employers

3Exemption of relevant employers

(1)    Subject to paragraph (2), section 84(1) of the Act (provision of immigration services) shall not apply to a person who provides immigration advice or immigration services free of charge to an employee or prospective employee who has been granted a work permit and where the immigration advice or immigration services are restricted to matters which concern that employee or that employee's immediate family.

(2)    For the purposes of paragraph (1), the person providing the immigration advice or immigration services must be the employer or prospective employer of the person receiving the advice or services, or an employee of that employer acting as such.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 February 2002 (this Order applies until 31 December 2002): see art 1.

Signature

Jeff Rooker

Minister of State

Home Office

7th January 2002

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order temporarily exempts relevant employers from the prohibition imposed under section 84(1) of the Act and the related criminal offence of providing immigration advice or immigration services in breach of section 84. The exemption applies to employers or their staff in cases where the advice or services are provided only to employees or prospective employees who have been granted valid work permits for that employment, and where the advice or services are provided in connection with that employee or their immediate family only.

This Order continues the temporary exemption created by SI 2001/1393 insofar as that Order related to relevant employers. This Order is time-limited to 31st December 2002.