Chapter 17: powers and prosecutions

Guidance and information on powers and prosecutions for officers dealing with enforcement immigration matters within the UK.

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This guidance has been withdrawn and has not been replaced.


Chapter 17: Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996

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Enforcement instructions and guidance documents on powers and prosecutions used by UK Visas and Immigration.

Chapter 18 prevention of illegal working - section 8 has now been replaced by modernised guidance.

Chapter 16 powers of an immigration officer has now been replaced by coercive powers guidance.

Updates to this page

Published 11 December 2013
Last updated 13 December 2016 + show all updates
  1. 'Chapter 18' guidance and annexes removed.

  2. Chapter 16 removed.

  3. Updated chapter 16 guidance.

  4. First published.

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