On 19 December 2011, the UK government’s Ministry of Justice brought in changes for asylum, immigration and visa appeal and introduced new procedures 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.
Refusals of applications made outside of the UK
If your application to enter the UK is refused, the Home Office will provide you with a notice laying down 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 lawyers have the knowledge and experience to assist you in this process.
Refusals on applications made from inside the UK
If you 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 lawyer to assist you as it is 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.
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.