VISA REFUSALS, VISA APPEALS - IMMIGRATION AND ASYLUM APPEALS
First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) (Formerly AIT)
Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber)
Legal Centre advocates and lawyers can represent you and your relatives at various Immigration Tribunals throughout the UK. Our lawyers and advocates are experienced immigration specialists, who are qualified to the highest level with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC, Level 3 in all categories). We deal with Entry Clearance, EEA, Asylum, Immigration, Removal, Deportation, Human Rights and Deprivation of Citizenship appeals.
Submit a copy (please make sure that you do attach a copy !) of your visa refusal and book an on-line or office consultation with one of our lawyers.
Government fee for your appeal
From 19 December 2011 some appeals require a fee to be paid before the tribunal will process them. Your appeal may require a fee to be paid.
Also, from 19 December 2011 the Appellants need to lodge their appeals at the tribunal in the UK. The Embassies/High Commissions/Visa Application Centres will no longer be accepting appeals.
We can help you with the following types of appeals and bail applications :
Outside of the UK visa refusals – Entry Clearance appeals :
Visitor visa refusal (family member only) appeal
Fiance(e), spouse, children, dependant relatives visa refusal appeals
- EEA Family Permit refusals
Outside of the UK visa refusals under Tier 1-5 categories – Administrative Review reconsideration requests:
- Tier 1, 2, 4 & 5 visa refusals administrative review requests
In-country visa refusals :
- Various visa extensions/variation of leave (switching ; changing your status) refusals
- Grant of Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) refusal
- Deprivation of British Citizenship
- Human Rights appeal
On entry (port of entry) refusals :
- Curtailment and/or cancellation of leave to enter or remain (that is refusal to let someone into the UK with a valid visa)
Special types of outside of country appeals :
- if you are removed from the UK or while in the UK when you do not have a right of appeal (overstayers etc) (you can only appeal when you leave the UK, that is from outside of the UK)
Other types of appeals :
- Asylum appeals
- Appeals on humanitarian grounds
- Appeals on discretionary grounds
- EEA nationals & their family member appeals
Bail applications :
- CIO bail
- Immigration judge bail
Most refusals can be appealed. The appeal must be submitted within the strict time limit, as is required in accordance with the legal requirements. You normally have 2 working days to lodge an appeal if you are in detention, 5 days if your initial appeal was dismissed, 10 working days if your visa application was refused in-country (the UK) or 28 days if your visa application was refused overseas (outside of the UK). Please note that outside of the UK visa refusal under Tier/Points Based System (PBS) does not normally attract a right of appeal and instead you can only lodge an Administrative Reconsideration Request.
Immigration appeals are held at an Immigration Tribunals in the UK and administered by the
First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) (Formerly AIT).
The appellant do not have to be present at the appeal in the UK. The appeal is therefore can be attended by a representative in the UK, which can be your sponsor, UK partner, relative or a UK legal representative such as our advocates, appointed and instructed by your or your sponsor in the UK. We regular prepare, lodge, attended and defended our client during their appeals at various Immigration Tribunals in the UK.
It may not be in the appellant’s best interests to use a voluntary organization or ask the sponsor to progress the appeal themselves since this is complex and legally demanding. You also need to know and be able to use recent and relevant immigration case-law. Immigration advocates such as ourselves can deal with various appeals.
What we can do for you
As practicing lawyers and advocates, we regularly attend appeal hearings and will endeavor our best and even go that extra mile for you. We can help you with the necessary advice, instructions, preparation and representations that will be needed to ensure that your application meets the Immigration Tribunal’s requirements.
Please expect us to do the following for you, when you instruct us to represent you or a member of your family:
- Full and professional assessment of your case
- Advice on whether you should appeal or it would be better to lodge a fresh application
- Strong and weak points of your appeal
- Advice on correct list of documents
- Advice on evidence required
- Lodging your Grounds of Appeal to the First and Upper Tier Tribunals, Asylum and Immigration Chambers (FTT IAC, UTT IAC)
- Instructing your sponsor, relative, employer
- Summarizing your evidence
- Drafting skeleton argument – the core of your appeal
- Creating a professionally looking paginated appeal bundle
- Drafting representations and cover letters to the Home Office/British Diplomatic Post
- Working with interpreters (if required)
- Submission your appeal bundle to tFirst and Upper Tier Tribunals, Asylum and Immigration Chambers (FTT IAC, UTT IAC) and the Home Office Presenting Officer (HOPO)
- Correspondence with the Home Office/British Diplomatic Post/AIT/FTT IAC, UTT IAC etc
- Keeping you updated by post, E-mail or phone on the progress of your appeal at every stage
- Personal attendance by our specialist advocate of the appeal hearing (if instructed so by the appellant or sponsor)
- Advising you on the outcome of your appeal
- Lodging reconsideration request (if required/instructed)
- Advising you on other possible remedies if something goes wrong
- Working with the British Diplomatic posts in relation to issuing you a visa after a successful appeal
The above options are not exhaustive as we treat every client's case individually. Please do not hesitate to book a phone, Skype or office consultation with us for a professional immigration advice and possible further representation before the UK Border Agency or the First Tier or Upper Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) (FTT/UTT IAC).
You can contact this office to book your initial phone or Skype consultation by phone +44(0)1938 590 943 or by Skype: immigration_lawyer