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IMMIGRATION GLOSSARY

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Passengers returning

Passengers returning includes both: persons who are settled in the UK, who have been absent for less...

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PBS

Points Based System

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PBS (Points-Based System)

Those immigration Rules which require a scoring of points according to set criteria in order to qual...

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Pension Credit

Pension Credit is extra money paid to those aged 60 and over to top up their weekly income to a guar...

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Permanent residence card

"A permanent residence card is issued for non-EEA family members of EEA nationals where they can dem...

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Points Based System

Points Based System is a rationalisation of 80 existing immigration control processes for persons wo...

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Port applicant

A person who applies for asylum to the immigration officer at an airport or seaport when she/he firs...

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Port of entry

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

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Post-decision reviews

Post-decision reviews are sometimes carried out on initial decisions for a number of reasons. An asy...

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Principal applicant

Principal applicant is the main applicant named. There is one per application. A principal applicant...

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Protection Claim

This expression is defined by section 82 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 as subs...

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Province

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

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Public funds

In terms of immigration, public funds means claiming any of the following benefits: income support, ...

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Public Interest Considerations

This is an expression introduced by Part 5A of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 inse...

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