198. General grounds for refusal of entry clearance or leave to enter.

A person must (subject to the United Kingdom's1 obligations under the Refugee Convention2 and the European Convention on Human Rights3 and any relevant policy or concession) be refused entry clearance4 or leave to enter the United Kingdom5 if:

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    (1)     he fails to satisfy the particular entry requirements specified in relation to his particular category of entrant6;

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    (2)     he is excluded under the United Kingdom's international obligations7;

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    (3)     he is seeking entry for a purpose not covered by the Immigration Rules8;

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    (4)     he:

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      (a)     is currently the subject of a deportation order9;

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      (b)     has been convicted of an offence for which he has been sentenced to a pe