Not everyone is given the immigration status that they seek at the first time of asking. It can be very worrying if this happens: you will wonder what will happen next? The answer might be that you should appeal.
For some visa and immigration applications there are Full Rights of Appeal when the application is refused by UK Border Agency or Consulate. You only have a short time to appeal the decision.
Your appeal rights will be stated on your written notice of refusal. You will need to understand whether there is any basis to appeal. We can help you.
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The Appeal process
The Immigration and Asylum Chamber hears appeals on asylum, immigration, and nationality matters. The role of the First-tier Tribunal is to hear and decide appeals against decisions made by the UK Border Agency's officers in the UK or at British Embassy’s abroad.
Appeals can be lodged where a British Embassy has refused a person to enter, live or work in the UK. Appeals can also be brought where there is a refusal to grant a person an extension to remain in the UK under the Tier based points system. Appeals to prevent a person from being removed or deported from the UK including Human Rights Appeal are also possible.
Appeals can be complicated and lengthy. Make sure to obtain our advice and representation at an early stage to help give your appeal the best chance of success.
The Asylum and Immigration Tribunal make the decisions. One or more Immigration Judges may hear an appeal. They are sometimes accompanied by Non-legal Members of the Tribunal. The Judges and Non-legal Members are independent of the government.
Appeals are heard in a number of centres around the United Kingdom.
If you make an appeal, you will usually go to the hearing with a lawyer. The UK Border Agency will also have a lawyer at the hearing.
The Judge, or panel, will decide whether your appeal is “allowed” or “dismissed”. The decision will be given to you in writing. In some circumstances you may be able to have the Tribunal's decision reconsidered. The UK Border Agency may also be able to ask for this to happen.
If you would like us to help with your appeal we will
- Study the tribunal’s judgement and identify any grounds for appeal
- Help you complete your application
- Identify what supporting documentation you would require
- Provide a full-pre application review of your appeal to make sure it is as detailed and complete as possible
- Represent you at the appeals tribunal
We have an excellent track record of winning appeals. If your application has been refused by UK Border Agency or Consulate you only have a limited time to appeal the decision.
Call a FIRSTIMMIGRATION team member. Contact us now for a consultation with an experienced immigration solicitor. Help is at hand.