Immigration Appeals - Appeal an Immigration Decision
If your immigration application has been wrongly refused you may challenge the refusal by an application for administrative review or by an immigration appeal.
An application for administrative review is made to the Home Office. It is a request to correct a mistake in the decision-making process. Administrative review is normally available where there is no right of appeal against the decision. For applications under the EU Settlement Scheme it is available together or in addition to the right of appeal.
The right of appeal is available in a few types of applications – where the refusal is potentially in breach of Human Rights, for example in applications as a spouse or partner of a British citizen, or as an adult dependent relative. It is not available in the context of work-related immigration routes.
An immigration appeal lies to an Immigration Tribunal which is independent of the Home Office. The appeal is decided by an Immigration Judge and the hearing may be on papers or in the presence of the parties and the judge – either in court or by a video link. Normally, you will have witnesses and witness statements prepared for the appeal and the bundles of documents for both parties.
Whether your remedy is in an immigration appeal or administrative review, we try as much as possible to take the stress off your shoulders.
Our work starts with legal advice on the prospects of success of your case. Our Immigration Lawyers will never take a case that cannot be won. But if there is a tiny prospect of success, we will discuss it with you in detail and you will make an informed decision about the next steps.
We will also advise you about the applicable deadlines and procedures. It is really important that you contact us as early as possible if you want to challenge an immigration decision.
Once instructed we will take care of all legal submissions and preparation and service of the necessary documents. We will draft the grounds of appeal, prepare and serve the appellant’s bundles, take your witness statements and instruct expert witnesses if necessary. We will represent you in court and will correspond with the post appeal decision team until your documents are issued.
We don’t cut corners and take pride in our exceptionally high success rate.