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UK Visa Refusal

UK visa refusal can occur for a number of reasons. The reasons for having your UK visa refused can range from a positive criminal background check to incorrect documentation in your application. This is why it is important to consult our immigration specialists to remedy visa refusals as fast as possible in order not to disrupt the purpose of your visa.

On 19 December 2011, the UK Government’s Ministry of Justice brought in changes for asylum, immigration and visa appeal. They introduced a new procedure for submitting appeals against refusals. The Home Office announced new fees of £80 for a ‘paper consideration’, a decision made by an Immigration Judge based on papers without a hearing, and £140 for a full oral hearing at a tribunal will be applied to appeals against decisions taken on or after 19 December 2011.

UK visa refusal can come as a great inconvenience to many whom feel their application met the requirements. This is especially the case for time sensitive applications such as students looking to embark on an educational course. In any event, there are options that can be taken to resolve the refusal and get you back on track. If your application to enter the UK is refused, the Home Office will provide you with a notice setting out the reasons for the refusal. Depending on what type of visa application you have made, you may be entitled to make an appeal. If this is the case, our solicitors have the knowledge and experience to assist you with this process.

If you have applied from inside the UK, you may have a statutory right of appeal. In the Home Office’s refusal letter it should state the reasons for the refusal and how to appeal (this includes an appeal form).

In this instance, it is best to instruct a solicitor in order to assist you as Visa Appeals are a complicated process. Our immigration team can provide you with expert guidance on the appeal process including preparation for the hearing as well as instructing Counsel, if necessary.

We know that these times can be tense, but we want to ensure you that we are here to help. Our immigration team has an abundance of experience with advising clients in your situation on how to achieve the best possible outcome and we are confident we can work with you through these difficult times.

What do I do next?

Contact us online or speak to one of our dedicated specialists on 0207 998 7777 for a free initial consultation. With our vast experience in the field, our bilingual speaking team will work with you to ensure this process runs as smooth as possible. All information you provide us with is treated with the utmost confidentiality.

We will contact you no later than the next working day to arrange a meeting at our offices in London W1 to advise on the agreement.

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