Any person authorised by the Registrar may, for a purpose set out in section 56,—
at any reasonable time, enter any premises where the person has good cause to suspect that—
any licensed immigration adviser or former licensed immigration adviser works or has worked in the past 2 years; or
any person who has applied to be licensed as an immigration adviser works; or
a person provides immigration advice or contracts or employs a person to provide immigration advice:
question any licensed immigration adviser, former licensed immigration adviser, or other person at any premises of a kind described in paragraph (a):
require a person of a kind described in paragraph (a) to produce for inspection relevant documents in that person’s possession or under that person’s control:
inspect and take copies of documents referred to in paragraph (c):
retain documents referred to in paragraph (c), if there are grounds for believing that they are evidence of the commission of an offence.
If a requirement is made of a person under subsection (1)(c), the person must immediately comply with that requirement.
The provisions of subparts 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 10 of Part 4 of the Search and Surveillance Act 2012 apply.
Section 57: replaced, on 1 October 2012, by section 261 of the Search and Surveillance Act 2012 (2012 No 24).