This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force at 2 am on 29 November 2010, relate to appeals to appellate bodies established or continued under the Immigration Act 1987 (transitional appeals) that have not yet been lodged before the repeal of that Act by section 404 of the Immigration Act 2009.
These regulations specify the manner in which the transitional appeals are to be made to the Immigration and Protection Tribunal (the Tribunal), which is a specialist body established by section 217 of the Immigration Act 2009. The Tribunal has, among other things, the role of determining the transitional appeals in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Immigration Act 1987 or, as the case may be, the Immigration Act 2009.
In prescribing the manner in which the transitional appeals are to be made, these regulations largely carry over, with minor modifications, the relevant provisions of the Immigration Act 1987, the Immigration Regulations 1999, and the Immigration (Refugee Processing) Regulations 1999.
These regulations also set out the fee payable to the Tribunal for certain transitional appeals and provide that a payment of the prescribed fee by cheque made out to a former appellate body or by credit card transaction is to be treated as if the cheque or credit card transaction was payable to the Ministry of Justice.
These regulations will expire, or will be deemed to have been revoked, at 2 am on 29 November 2012.