Immigration Act 1987

  • repealed
  • Immigration Act 1987: repealed, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 404 of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).
12 Persons may be exempted from requirement to hold permit by regulations or special direction
  • (1) Subject to section 7 of this Act, any regulations made under section 150 of this Act may exempt any class of person from the requirement to hold a permit.

    (2) The Minister may from time to time, by special direction, exempt any person (including a person to whom any of the provisions of section 7 of this Act applies) from the requirement to hold a permit.

    (3) The Minister may from time to time, by special direction, direct that any regulations made pursuant to subsection (1) of this section shall not apply to a particular person.

    (4) Nothing in this section gives any person a right to apply for any exemption or special direction, and where any person purports to apply to the Minister under this section,—

    • (a) the Minister is under no obligation to consider the application; and

    • (b) whether the Minister considers the application or not,—

      • (i) the Minister is not obliged to give reasons for any decision relating to the application, other than the reason that this subsection applies; and

      • (ii) section 36 of this Act and section 23 of the Official Information Act 1982 shall not apply in respect of the application.

    Section 12(4): inserted, on 18 November 1991, by section 6 of the Immigration Amendment Act 1991 (1991 No 113).