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What is an Administrative Territory Ban (IAT)?

Verified 05 octobre 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

The administrative prohibition of the territory (IAT) makes it possible to prevent an alien from entering France when his presence constitutes a serious danger (terrorist activities in particular). It is delivered by the Minister of the Interior. The ban can end in different ways.

The administrative prohibition of the territory (IAT) is an administrative measure imposed by the Minister of the Interior. It prevents a foreigner from entering France when his presence constitutes a serious danger (including terrorist activities).

  Please note : IAT differs fromprohibition of return to french territory (administrative measure) andprohibition of french territory (judicial measure), which concern an alien who has already entered France.

The administrative prohibition of the territory (IAT) concerns any foreigner who does not usually reside in France and is not there.

General case

This is the alien of another country whose presence in France would constitute a serious threat to public order, internal security or France's international relations.

European

It's about the citizen European or a family member whose presence in France would constitute a real, current and sufficiently serious threat to a fundamental interest of society.

The ban on the territory is imposed by the Minister of the Interior, without having heard the foreigner.

The decision is notified in writing. It shall be reasoned, except where State security considerations preclude it.

  Please note : if the alien has entered France while the previous IAT had not been notified to him, the notification shall be made in France.

The ban applies in mainland France and overseas.

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The foreigner is about to enter France

An alien who is subject to an IAT may see himself refuse entry to France..

The foreigner has already entered France without having respected the rules of entry

A foreigner who is the subject of an IAT, who is present in France, may be automatically renewed outside France, unless he is a minor.

The Minister of the Interior shall determine the country of return or, if the alien cannot be removed immediately, shall declare his house arrest..

The European (or a member of his family) shall, from the notification of the IAT, have a period of 1 month to leave France (except in urgent circumstances). If he does not leave the territory within that period, he shall be automatically returned to the border.

  FYI : if the alien is in prison, parole is possible. For this, the IAT must be respected.

The foreigner can make a administrative appeal before the Minister of the Interior.

It may also appeal before the Administrative Court of Paris and enter as reference..

Who shall I contact

The Minister of the Interior may at any time repeal IAT.

In addition, an alien may request the removal of his or her prohibition after a period of 1 year from the date of the imposition of the measure.

If the Minister has not responded within 4 months, the request is refused.

The Minister of the Interior shall automatically review every 5 years, from the date of the decision, the reasons for the prohibition.