Proposal to Deport – Section 3(3)(a) of the 1999 act

In accordance with Section 3 (4) of the Immigration Act 1999 as amended, the letter must then confirm that the proposed deportee has three options:

- The option to make representations in writing to the Minister within 15 working days of the sending of the letter. Which is known as the “humanitarian leave to remain application”.

- The option to voluntarily leave the State within the permitted period of stated in the letter (15 working days) and notify the Minister of the departure, or

- The option to consent to the making of the deportation order.

It is normally stated on the letter as follows:

“If no response is received to this letter within 15 working days, it will be assumed that you do not wish to return home voluntarily and that you do not wish to make representations against proposal”.

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