Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) (No. 2) Order, 2011

Publication Date:January 01, 2011
 
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S.I. No.345of2011

IMMIGRATION ACT 2004 (VISAS) (No. 2) ORDER 2011

I, ALAN SHATTER, Minister for Justice and Equality, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 17 of the Immigration Act 2004 (No. 1 of 2004) (as adapted by the Justice and Law Reform (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 138 of 2011)), hereby order as follows:

1. (1) This Order may be cited as the Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) (No. 2) Order 2011.

(2) This Order comes into operation on 1 July 2011.

2. In this Order¬

"Convention travel document" means a travel document issued in accordance with Article 28 of the Geneva Convention;

"Directive of 2004" means Directive 2004/38/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States';

"family members" has the meaning assigned to it by the Regulations of 2006;

"Geneva Convention" has the meaning assigned to it by the Refugee Act 1996 (No. 17 of 1996);

"leave to enter the United Kingdom" means leave to enter the United Kingdom as a general visitor, child visitor, business visitor, sports visitor or academic visi¬tor, within the meaning given to those terms in Part 2 of the United Kingdom Immigration Rules, that is granted by the competent authorities of the United Kingdom;

"leave to remain in the United Kingdom" means leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a general visitor, child visitor, business visitor, sports visitor or academic visitor, within the meaning given to those terms in Part 2 of the United Kingdom Immigration Rules, that is granted by the competent authorities of the United Kingdom to a person to whom leave to enter the United Kingdom was granted;

"permanent residence card" has the meaning assigned to it by the Regulations of 2006;

"residence card" has the meaning assigned to it by the Regulations of 2006;

"Regulations of 2006" means the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) (No. 2) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 656 of 2006);

"United Kingdom" means the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland;

"United Kingdom Immigration Rules" means the rules laid down under, and laid before the Parliament of the United Kingdom pursuant to section 3(2) of, an Act of that Parliament entitled the Immigration Act 1971, which rules are in effect in the United Kingdom on the date of the coming into operation of this Order;

"United Kingdom visitor" means a person¬

(a) to whom leave to enter the United Kingdom has been granted,

(b) who has entered the United Kingdom pursuant to the leave referred to in paragraph (a), and

(c) whose leave referred to in paragraph (a) remains valid, or to whom leave to remain in the United Kingdom has been granted, which leave remains valid.

3. It is hereby declared that the following classes of non-nationals are speci¬fied as classes the members of which are not required to be in possession of a valid Irish visa when landing in the State:

(a) nationals of a state or territorial entity specified in Schedule 1;

(b) non-nationals who are holders of¬

(i) a valid Convention travel document issued by Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark,...

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