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  • repealed
  • Immigration Act 1987: repealed, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 404 of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).
34C Currency of limited purpose permit
  • (1) Subject to a special direction to the contrary, a limited purpose permit may be granted for such period as—

    • (a) is appropriate to achieve the express purpose for which the permit is granted; and

    • (b) does not exceed the period (if any) prescribed in respect of limited purpose permits of that category by regulations made under this Act.

    (2) Every limited purpose permit must state the latest date on which it will expire.

    (3) If the express purpose for which a limited purpose permit was granted is achieved before the latest date on which it will expire, or if at any time it becomes apparent that the purpose is no longer achievable or has been abandoned by the permit holder,—

    • (a) an immigration officer may give the holder of the permit a notice specifying an earlier expiry date for the permit (which date may in no case be sooner than 14 days after that notice is given to the holder); and

    • (b) the permit then expires on that new expiry date.

    (4) The holder of a limited purpose permit who applies for a further limited purpose permit may be granted the further permit only if further time is required to achieve the express purpose for which the original permit was granted.

    Section 34C: inserted, on 1 October 1999, by section 25 of the Immigration Amendment Act 1999 (1999 No 16).