The Immigration Bill completed its passage through parliament and became an Act of Parliament on 12 May 2016, though the majority of its provisions did not come into force on that date. This information sheet provides an overview of the changes brought about by the Immigration Act 2016 and explains how and when its provisions enter into force. Separate information sheets provide more detail on each topic. Follow the links in the text to read more about any issue.
This information sheet has been updated on 01 November 2016 to take into account the second commencement order published by the government on 31 October 2016 bringing further provisions into force.
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