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Immigration Act, No. 13 of 2002

Long title


To provide for the regulation of admission of persons to, their residence in, and their departure from the Republic; and for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

PREAMBLE

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Definitions

OBJECTIVES AND STRUCTURES OF IMMIGRATION CONTROL
2. ... [...repealed by Act 2004_019_003_20041018 - was entitled “Objectives and functions of immigration control”]
3. Delegation of Powers [...Title amended by Act 2004_019_004_20041018 - was entitled “Powers of the Department”]
4. Immigration Advisory Board
5. Functions of Board
6. ... [...repealed by Act 2004_019_008_20041018 - was entitled “Inter-departmental co-operation”]
7. Regulations [...Title amended by Act 2004_019_008_20041018 - was entitled “Regulation making”]
8. Review and appeal procedures [...Title amended by Act 2004_019_009_20041018 - was entitled “Adjudication and review procedures”]

ADMISSION AND DEPARTURE
9. Admission and departure

TEMPORARY RESIDENCE
10. Temporary residence permits
10A. Visas [...inserted by Act 2004_019_000==12_20041018]
10B. Transit Visas [...inserted by Act 2004_019_012_20041018]
11. Visitor’s permit
12. ... [...repealed by Act 2004_019_014_20041018 - was entitled “Diplomatic permit”]
13. Study permit
14. Treaty permit
15. Business permit
16. Crew permit
17. Medical treatment permit
18. Relative’s permit
19. Work permit [...Title amended by Act 2004_019_021_20041018 - was entitled “Work permits”]
20. Retired person permit
21. Corporate permit
22. Exchange permit
23. Asylum transit permit [...Title amended by Act 2004_019_024_20041018 - was entitled “Asylum”]
24. Cross-border and transit permits [...Title amended by Act 2004_019_025_20041018 = was entitled “Cross-border and transit passes”]

PERMANENT RESIDENCE
25. Permanent residence
26. Direct residence
27. Residence on other grounds
28. Withdrawal of permanent residence permit [...Title amended by Act 2004_019_029_20041018 - was entitled “Withdrawal of permanent residence”]

EXCLUSIONS AND EXEMPTIONS
29. Prohibited persons
30. Undesirable persons
31. Exemptions

ENFORCEMENT AND MONITORING
32. Illegal foreigners
33. Inspectorate
34. Deportation and detention of illegal foreigners
35. Duties with regard to conveyances [...Title amended by Act 2004_019_036_20041018 - was entitled “Ships”]
36. ... [...repealed by Act 2004_019_037_20041018- was entitled “Monitoring entries in Republic and exits”]

IMMIGRATION COURTS
37. ... [...repealed by Act 2004_019_038_20041018 - was entitled “Immigration Courts”]

DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS
38. Employment
39.. Learning institutions
40. Keeping of registers of lodgers by certain premises [...Title amended by Act 2004_019_039_20041018 - was entitled “Accommodation”]
41. Identification
42. Aiding and abetting illegal foreigners
43. Obligation of foreigners
44. Organs of state [...Title amended by Act 2004_019_042_20041018 - was entitled “Organs of State”]
45. Other institutions

MISCELLANEOUS
46. Immigration practitioners
47. ... [...repealed by Act 2004_019_044_20041018- was entitled “Internal monitoring and control”]
48. Foreigners erroneously allowed to enter Republic

OFFENCES
49. Offences
50. Administrative offences

TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
51. Transitional definitions
52 Functions of Department and Board
53. Existing permits
54. Repeal of laws
55. Short title and commencement
Sch. 1. SCHEDULE 1. OFFENCES REFERRED TO IN SECTION 28(a) AND (b) OF THIS ACT [...was entitled,"OFFENCES REFERRED TO IN SECTION 28(a) AND (b) OF THE ACT"]  [...was entitled"SCHEDULE 1. OFFENCES RELATING TO SECTION 28(a) OF [THE] THIS ACT"] 
Sch. 2. SCHEDULE 2. OFFENCES RELATING TO SECTION 28(a) OF [THE] THIS ACT [...was entitled "OFFENCES REFERRED TO IN SECTION 28(b) OF THE ACT"]
Sch. 3. SCHEDULE 3. LAWS REPEALED OR AMENDED [s54]  [... Title amended by Act 2004_019_012_20041018 - was entitled "Acts repealed"

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