Guidance: Search of a person

Uk Visas Immigration

March 18
12:45 2020

Search of a person

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UK Visas and Immigration guidance about its powers to search people and seize items.

This guidance includes information on:

  • PACE 1984
  • PACE Order (application to immigration officers and designated customs officials) 2013
  • Immigration Act 1971
  • Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • UK Borders Act 2007
  • Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001
Published 22 January 2016
Last updated 18 March 2020 +show all updates
  1. Updated reasonable force criteria and included amendments to Section 45 Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

  2. Updated guidance with additions to reasonable force criteria, amendments to Section 45 Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 and minor style edits.

  3. First published.

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