50 Conditions on resident visas

(1)

On granting a resident visa as an exception to residence instructions, the Minister may—

(a)

impose conditions in addition to those specified in the applicable residence instructions (if any):

(b)

vary or waive conditions that would otherwise apply to a visa of that type.

(2)

Following the grant of a resident visa, the Minister may, by special direction,—

(a)

impose further conditions whether or not the conditions are specified in the applicable residence instructions (if any):

(b)

vary or cancel conditions that would otherwise apply to the visa or were imposed under subsection (1).

(3)

The Minister may also do 1 or more of the things in subsection (2) by agreement with the visa holder.

(4)

A condition imposed, varied, waived, or cancelled under this section—

(a)

must be notified to the visa holder by the Minister or an immigration officer; and

(b)

takes effect—

(i)

from the date the visa is granted, if the condition is imposed, varied, or waived when the visa is granted; or

(ii)

from the date specified in the notice (being a date not earlier than the date of notification), in any other case.

(5)

To avoid doubt,—

(a)

subsection (2) applies whether the resident visa was granted as an exception to residence instructions or otherwise:

(b)

nothing in this section allows the Minister to impose conditions on a permanent resident visa, whether at the time of or subsequent to granting the visa.