Visa Appeals & Administrative Reviews
“When time is of the essence, you can fast-track UK visa applications through a premium or priority service for a decision in as little as 24 hours”.
If you have been refused a visa to enter or remain in the UK, you may be able to launch a visa appeal against the decision.
We understand the distress and anxiety that a visa refusal can bring – and we can offer support by representing you in the appeal process. We assess your case and provide you with clear advice on what options are available, risks and likelihood of success.
Call us on 01793 836010 or complete our quick Enquiry form on the right for a Free Assessment
Appeals and Administrative Review in more detail
Appeals can be complex, requiring high levels of skill and advocacy, together with up to date knowledge of relevant case-law and how it applies to your situation – we manage the whole process for you.
We can represent you from within the UK or even if you are overseas.
Appeal to the First Tier Tribunal
Appeals can only be made in limited circumstances, so the first step is to assess your case. You may be able to appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) if any of the following applies to you:
- refusal of protection claim (e.g. ‘asylum claim’ or ‘humanitarian protection’)
- refusal of human rights claim (This applies to any family applications)
- refusal under the EEA regulations (e.g decision to deport, or refusal to issue a residence card)
- revocation of protection status
- revocation of British citizenship
Appeal to the Upper Tier Tribunal
If your appeal is unsuccessful, you may still be able to appeal to the Upper Tribunal.
If your application was refused under the Points Based System, you may not have the full right of appeal but could still be able to challenge the decision through an Administrative Review.
In some cases, a review or appeal may not even be necessary. It may be possible to simply submit a fresh application – addressing all the reasons for refusal and including original evidence where appropriate.
This will avoid the need to go through a lengthy appeals process – so we will always consider what options are available and put your best interests first.
In the event that you do appeal, our role will involve drafting grounds of appeal and skeleton arguments, advising on key witnesses and supporting evidence. We work with high level, experienced barristers who will attend the hearing with you.