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MIGRATION ACT 1958 - SECT 487ZJ

Seizure of bogus documents

             (1)  If an officer reasonably suspects that a document is forfeited under subsection 487ZI(2), then the officer may seize the document.

             (2)  As soon as practicable after seizing the document, the officer must give written notice of the seizure to the person who gave, presented, produced or provided the document to the official under subsection 487ZI(1).

             (3)  The notice must:

                     (a)  identify the document; and

                     (b)  state that the document has been seized; and

                     (c)  specify the reason for the seizure; and

                     (d)  state that the document will be condemned as forfeited unless the person institutes proceedings against the Commonwealth before the end of the period specified in the notice:

                              (i)  to recover the document; or

                             (ii)  for a declaration that the document is not forfeited.

             (4)  For the purposes of paragraph (3)(d), the period must:

                     (a)  start on the date of the notice; and

                     (b)  end 90 days after that date.



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