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MIGRATION ACT 1958 - SECT 188

Lawful non-citizen to give evidence of being so

Officer may require evidence

             (1)  An officer may require a person whom the officer knows or reasonably suspects is a non-citizen to:

                     (a)  present to the officer evidence (which might include a personal identifier) of being a lawful non-citizen; or

                     (b)  present to the officer evidence (which might include a personal identifier) of the person's identity.

             (2)  The person must comply with the requirement within a period specified by the officer, being a prescribed period or such further period as the officer allows.

             (3)  Regulations prescribing a period for compliance may prescribe different periods and the circumstances in which a particular prescribed period is to apply which may be:

                     (a)  when the requirement is oral; or

                     (b)  when the requirement is in writing.



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