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Passengers returning

Passengers returning includes both: persons who are settled in the UK, who have been absent for less than two years; and those subject to a limited leave to enter who have returned within the time lim

PBS

Points Based System

PBS (Points-Based System)

Those immigration Rules which require a scoring of points according to set criteria in order to qualify for leave to enter/remain or ILR



Pension Credit

Pension Credit is extra money paid to those aged 60 and over to top up their weekly income to a guaranteed minimum amount or to those aged 65 and over to contribute toward their retirement savings.

Permanent residence card

"A permanent residence card is issued for non-EEA family members of EEA nationals where they can demonstrate they have been living in accordance with the EEA Regulations for a continuous period of 5 y

Points Based System

Points Based System is a rationalisation of 80 existing immigration control processes for persons working and studying in the UK into 5 'tiers'. Phased implementation began in February 2008. See the d



Port applicant

A person who applies for asylum to the immigration officer at an airport or seaport when she/he first arrives, ie. before passing through immigration control.

Port of entry

Port of entry is an air, sea or rail terminal through which persons from outside the UK enter the country.

Post-decision reviews

Post-decision reviews are sometimes carried out on initial decisions for a number of reasons. An asylum decision by the Secretary of State can be later reviewed as a result of additional information a



Principal applicant

Principal applicant is the main applicant named. There is one per application. A principal applicant can have no, one or more dependants.

Protection Claim

This expression is defined by section 82 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 as substituted by section 15 of the Immigration Act 2014 with effect from 20 October 2014. It is a claim th

Province

A region or district within a country, often located outside a large city.



Public funds

In terms of immigration, public funds means claiming any of the following benefits: income support, family credit, council tax benefit, housing benefit, child benefit, income-based jobseeker's allowan

Public Interest Considerations

This is an expression introduced by Part 5A of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 inserted by section 19 of the Immigration Act 2014 with effect from 19 July 2014. Part 5A applies where




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