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  • repealed
  • Immigration Act 1987: repealed, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 404 of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).
129O Appeals to Refugee Status Appeals Authority
  • (1) A person whose claim or subsequent claim has been declined by a refugee status officer, or whose subsequent claim has been refused to be considered by an officer on the grounds that circumstances in the claimant's home country have not changed to such an extent that the subsequent claim is based on significantly different grounds to a previous claim, may appeal to the Refugee Status Appeals Authority against the officer's decision.

    (2) A person who is dissatisfied with a decision of a refugee status officer on any of the matters referred to in section 129L(1)(a) to (e) and (2) in relation to that person may appeal to the Refugee Status Appeals Authority against the officer's decision.

    (3) An appeal must be lodged with the Authority—

    • (a) within 5 working days after the appellant is notified under section 129I of the refugee status officer's decision, or within such further time as may be allowed under subsection (4), in the case of a person who is detained in custody at the time of notification; or

    • (b) within 10 working days after receiving notification of the decision under that section, or within such further time as may be allowed under subsection (4), in any other case.

    (4) The Authority may extend the time for lodging an appeal where satisfied that special circumstances warrant such an extension.

    Section 129O: inserted, on 1 October 1999, by section 40 of the Immigration Amendment Act 1999 (1999 No 16).