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UK IMMIGRATION APPEALS, COURTS REPRESENTATION. ADVOCACY AND COUNSEL SERVICES

There are a number of ways our expert lawyers and advocates can benefit you, the client, in relation to your immigration appeal:
  • One-off Skype or phone consultation, when we can answer your questions, discuss the merits of your appeal and perhaps suggest the best way forward. This service costs a one-off fee of £75.00.
  • Appeal bundle verification check, when we can check your appeal bundle in-depth and suggest ways for its improvement to make your appeal stand better chances at the court. This service costs a one-off fee of £250.00.
  • De-facto supervision or general supervision, when we can answer your questions, check your documents, assist with your witness statements, appeal bundle preparation, witness briefing etc - in other words, prepare you for the upcoming appeal so you could have all the confidence when you will be in the court facing the judge and the Home Office or, if you are submitting your appeal but post, be confident that you have done your best in order to defend your appeal. This service costs £500.00.
  • Counsel service / Advocacy during the appeal hearing, when you prepare the case yourself and our counsel/advocate meets you on your appeal hearing date, briefs you before the hearing and takes part in the hearing as your counsel/advocate. This service costs £500.00. Please arrange the initial consultation and submit a copy of the refusal notice so we could find the best possible option for you.
  • Full engagement or full representation, when we will be formally taking your case on, advising, assisting and representing you, communicating with the courts and the UK BA on your behalf and attending the court hearings (oral appeals) on your behalf. Please arrange the initial consultation and submit a copy of the refusal notice so we could find the best possible option for you. The full engagement cost is usually £1600.00, which includes preparation or the appeal bundle, communication between you, us, the courts and the UK BA, appeal hearing attendance, but could be just £800.00 if the UK BA withdraws the notice of refusal following the submission of your notice of refusal, so there is no need to attend the appeal hearing, which is quite the good news for the appellants
Legal Centre can help you to understand and clarify the immigration appeal process, appeal hearing stages, appeal bundle documents structure and the way to best prepare a complete appeal bundle.  If needed, the Legal Centre lawyers can prepare your appeal bundle and represent you during your or your family member's immigration appeal hearing at the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and the 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.

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Government fee for your appeal

From the 19th 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 the 19th 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, dependent 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 cancelation 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 on the basis of the relevant Immigration Rules or/and the Human Rights. 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 First 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).

We offer same day/instant Skype or phone consultation.

You can book your initial Skype or phone consultation with us via the following link: Legal Centre Skype or Phone Consultations