Guidance on Immigration Bail for Judges of the First-tier Tribunal

Introduction

  1. This Guidance Note replaces Bail Guidance Note No 1 of 2012 and its updates. The earlier guidance is being replaced to take account of changes introduced by the Immigration Act 2016.
  2. This guidance is directed to First-tier Tribunal Judges. In response to requests from judges, the guidance seeks to be concise and to focus on practical issues.  Judges should familiarise themselves with schedule 10 to the 2016 Act.
  3. Of course, guidance can never be exhaustive. Judges are expected to adapt the principles and practices described below when deciding whether to grant immigration bail.