404. Personal interview.

404.     Personal interview.

Before a decision is taken on an application for asylum1 the applicant must be given the opportunity of a personal interview2 on his application with a representative of the Secretary of State who is legally competent to conduct such an interview3 unless:

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    (1)     the Secretary of State is able to take a positive decision on the basis of evidence available4;

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    (2)     the Secretary of State has already had a meeting with the applicant for the purpose of assisting him with completing his application and submitting the essential information regarding the application5;

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    (3)     the applicant,