244. Consequences of failure to comply with the biometric registration regulations.

Subject as follows, where a person who is required to make an application for the issue of a biometric immigration document1 fails to comply with a requirement of the Immigration (Biometric Registration) Regulations 20082, the Secretary of State may take any, or any combination, of the following specified actions, and must consider giving a penalty notice3. The specified actions which the Secretary of State may take are:


    (1)     to refuse an application for a biometric immigration document4;


    (2)     to treat the person's application for leave to enter or remain or for entry clearance as invalid5;


    (3)     to refuse the