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Service of document on person in immigration detention

                   For the purposes of the Act and these Regulations, a document to be served on a person in immigration detention may be served by giving it to the person himself or herself, or to another person authorised by him or her to receive documents on his or her behalf.

Note:          If a person is proposed to be deported because he or she was convicted of certain serious offences (set out in section 203 of the Act), he or she may ask the Minister to appoint a Commissioner to inquire into whether the grounds for the deportation have been made out.

                   Section 253 of the Act provides that if a person arrested as a deportee asserts that he or she is not the person named in the deportation order, and makes a statutory declaration saying so, the person must be taken before a prescribed authority, who must inquire into whether there are reasonable grounds for supposing the person to be a deportee. The persons who may be prescribed authorities are set out in section 255 and include a judge or former judge, a legal practitioner of at least 5 years' standing, and a magistrate.

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