Appeals

If you are looking to appeal against a visa or immigration decision then we can help you lodge an appeal to the First-tier tribunal. Your decision letter will let you know if you have the right to appeal. If you are in the UK you will have 14 days in which to lodge an appeal and 28 days if you are outside the UK, therefore if you are considering an appeal we recommend you come and see us as soon as possible so you have as much time to prepare for the appeal as possible.

We will advise you upon the circumstances in which you are entitled to lodge an appeal and whether you have merit in your case for doing so. We will also complete the relevant forms for you and will advise as to whether additional documentary evidence should be submitted.

If you wish to appeal a decision made by the First-tier Tribunal, you may be able to appeal to the Upper Tribunal. You will be entitled to this if the first-tier tribunal wrongly applied or interpreted the law, they had insufficient evidence to support their decision or they did not follow correct procedures. We will advise you on whether any of the following appeal grounds are met in your circumstances and will then prepare representations as to why the initial decision was wrong and we will then lodge an application with the first-tier tribunal for you, seeking permission to the appeal to the upper tribunal. There same time limits of 14 days if you are within the UK, and 28 days if you are outside the UK apply, so getting in touch as early as possible is imperative. If  permission to appeal is granted, we will obtain further evidence from you to create an appeal bundle of relevant evidence and will also liaise with the court and comply with any directions on your behalf, as well as making preparations for legal representation at the hearing or instruct counsel if requested.

Even if we did not prepare your initial application, we are still be able to represent you in the appeal process. For more information please contact us for a consultation.

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