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IMMIGRATION GLOSSARY

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NASS 35

A NASS 35 is a document which states that the holder is no longer entitled to asylum support as they...

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National Assistance Act 1948 (NAA)

The National Assistance Act 1948 gives local authorities the responsibility to provide accommodation...

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National Health Service (NHS)

The publicly funded health care system of the United Kingdom.

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Naturalisation

"Also known as British naturalisation, this term is used to describe the process whereby non-British...

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Net Fiscal Impact of Migrants

The difference between the taxes and other contributions of migrants and the cost of the government ...

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New Asylum Model (NAM)

The New Asylum Model was introduced for all new asylum claims in April 2007. NAM entailed a 'case ow...

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New EU countries

Countries that have been members of the EU since 2004. This includes: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cypr...

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NINo

Unique identifying numbers given to all people born in the UK and to non-UK nationals over 16 who ar...

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Non-compliance grounds

Non-compliance grounds signify a failure to cooperate with the process to examine and decide the asy...

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Non-compliance refusal

A non-compliance refusal is a refusal of an asylum claim on the grounds that the applicant has not c...

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Non-refoulement

Non-refoulement is the central obligation of the 1951 Refugee Convention requiring a state not to 'e...

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Non-suspensive appeal

A Non-suspensive appeal is a right of appeal where UKBA has concluded that there are insufficient gr...

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Non-suspensive appeals (NSA)

When a claim for asylum falls under the non-suspensive appeals process it means that the applicant o...

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Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency

An Executive Agency within the Department of Finance and Personnel. It provides statistical and rese...

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Notified voluntary departure

Notified voluntary departure is where persons against whom enforcement action has been initiated, de...

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NS

National Statistic

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