For an initial consultation about an immigration appeal, call our immigration Solicitors at Connaught Law on 0203 909 8399 or contact us online.
The UK’s Immigration Rules on visa applications can be very complicated to comprehend. Our immigration team understand that this could be a very stressful period at a migrant’s life especially when they have to take into account the impact the refusal will have on their business, work and family life.
We specialise in representing clients who wish to appeal against immigration decisions made by the UK Visas and Immigration. Our immigration solicitors have an impressive track record in successfully appealing Home Office refusals, and we use our wealth of experience in a range of areas to robustly challenge each refusal decision that we take on.
You might be able to appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) if the Home Office has:
- refused your protection claim (also known as ‘asylum claim’ or ‘humanitarian protection’)
- refused your human rights claim
- made a decision under the European Economic Area (EEA) Regulations, for example, the Home Office has decided to deport you or refused to issue you a residence document
- decided to revoke your protection status
- decided to take away your British citizenship
Appeal against a decision
You must be able to make a case for why the decision was legally wrong. For example, if the tribunal:
- didn’t apply the correct law or wrongly interpreted the law
- didn’t follow the correct procedures
- had no evidence or not enough evidence to support its decision
Ask for permission to appeal
You must ask the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal.
In the event the Upper Tribunal dismisses your appeal, you may then file an application to the Upper Tribunal for permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal. If the Upper Tribunal refuses such program, it is possible to make another application to the Court of Appeal itself for permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal. If permission is granted, the court of appeal will hear the appeal and decide the appeal.
You must ask for permission to appeal within a certain period of time of getting your decision.
|Your situation||When you must appeal by|
|You’re inside the UK||14 days after the date on the written reasons for the decisions|
|You’re outside the UK||28 days after the date on the written reasons for the decisions|
Withdrawing your appeal
Only you or your representative can withdraw your appeal. Contact the tribunal in writing if you want to withdraw your appeal – include your appeal number. The tribunal will decide whether to give you permission to withdraw or if the hearing will go ahead.
If your hearing is less than 7 days away, contact the hearing centre where your appeal is scheduled. Our immigration solicitors specialises in dealing with all types of appeals including:
- Judicial Review
- Entry Clearance Appeal
- In-Country Immigration Appeal
- Asylum Appeal
- Deportation Appeal
- Appeal Against Refusal to Revoke Deportation Order
In case you’ve had a visa application denied and want to consider your options of hard the Home Office’s choice, please contact us so that we can put you through to our immigration solicitors, who can discuss your choices with you.
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