Immigration Act 2004

Requirement as to production of documents.

12.—(1) Every non-national shall produce on demand, unless he or she gives a satisfactory explanation of the circumstances which prevent him or her from so doing—

(a) a valid passport or other equivalent document, issued by or on behalf of an authority recognised by the Government, which establishes his or her identity and nationality, and

(b) in case he or she is registered or deemed to be registered under this Act, his or her registration certificate.

(2) A non-national who contravenes this section shall be guilty of an offence.

(3) In this section “on demand” means on demand made at any time by any immigration officer or a member of the Garda Síochána.

(4) This section does not apply to—

(a) a non-national who is under the age of 16 years, or

(b) a non-national who was born in Ireland.