Immigration Act 2014

The Immigration Act will change the removals and appeals system, end the abuse of Article 8 and prevent illegal immigrants accessing public services.

The Immigration Act received royal assent on 14 May 2014.

It will:

  • introduce changes to the removals and appeals system, making it easier and quicker to remove those with no right to be here
  • end the abuse of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights – the right to respect for family and private life
  • prevent illegal immigrants accessing and abusing public services or the labour market

List of documents

These are a collection of documents relating to the Immigration Act:

Where can I find out more information?

The Immigration Bill and explanatory notes are available on the Parliament website.


Published 10 October 2013
Last updated 15 May 2014 + show all updates
  1. The act received Royal Assent on 14 May 2014.

  2. First published.