UK Visa Refusals and Appeal to the First Tier Tribunal | ICS Legal
Immigration Appeals following a visa refusal in the UK can be both stressful and a daunting experience. When a visa is refused, we know how much stress and difficulty you’re placed with at that particular moment. If you have received a visa refusal or an application to the Home Office has been refused, speak to ICS Legal today on 0207 237 3388. Complete our contact form by clicking here or e-mail us the decision letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immigration Appeals & Visa Refusal - Right of Appeal?
We are proud to say that we have pooled together the wealth of experience and knowledge of our team and as a result, have developed an impressive track record in winning immigration appeals. We have also obtained outstanding results for clients following lodging appeal grounds for the immigration appeal, where decisions have been overturned, without the matter actually reaching the Immigration Tribunal.
Further to this, with many of the immigration appeals that actually do proceed to a full appeal hearing, a large number of them are allowed on the day itself, which is excellent. This saves time and stress for the client and we work hard to front load immigration appeals so the other side has all of the facts very early on in the appeal process. We believe this is good practice and place our client's interest first.
Immigration Appeals from Overseas
If you are overseas and have applied for a UK visa which has been refused, you will have 28 days to appeal this decision from receipt if you have been granted a right of appeal (depending on the method of service). The appeal must be lodged before this date expires.
What happens at an Immigration Appeal Hearing?
When you appeal, your case is heard by an Immigration Judge who is independent. Where listed for an appeal and the case actually proceeds to a full hearing, the Immigration Judge considers the arguments raised from both sides. When heard orally, cases can be put forward fully. The client or sponsor (or both) have the chance to give live evidence before a Judge ensuring the matter is heard.
Deciding, what to do?
Although pursuing an immigration appeal may be an option in certain circumstances, we will advise you as to whether an appeal or a fresh application, if possible and/or applicable, is best for you. Appeals are often an effective remedy as UKVI officers at times make errors when considering applications and make decisions which are inaccurate or irrational for example.
Mandatory Re-Entry Bans
Further, another recent introduction into the UK Immigration Law System is that of re-entry bans. Depending on your circumstances in the UK and/or how you left the UK (i.e. overstayers, illegal entrants, etc.) and what category you're seeking to return, you can face a re-entry ban of between 1 year, 5 years or 10 years depending on your circumstances. In such cases, ignorance really is no defence. The effects are very serious and can have massive repercussions from often innocent mistakes. As experienced UK Immigration Lawyers, we have practical experience in successfully handling such decisions and overturning them.
ICS Legal are experts at spotting such errors and challenging them successfully.
The Benefits of Appealing an Immigration Decision
An appeal avoids the need to lodge a fresh application which attracts a further fee. You will enjoy the ability to live and work in the UK with your loved ones.
If your immigration appeal is successful, you will be granted the relevant leave to enter/ leave to remain (in) the UK.
As our legal challenges are thoroughly and meticulously prepared, often our cases are settled early, often without hearing, this saves, time, money and stress.
Should the case proceed to a full hearing, we work very closely with some of the leading barristers in the UK to bring a successful and swift outcome to your case.
We will guide you and explain exactly what is required to win your case so you do not need to worry.
Our immigration appeals success rate is outstanding.
Benefits of Choosing ICS Legal
We have handled hundreds of Immigration Appeals successfully.
The success rate of over 90% in these types of cases.
Fixed fees so you stay in control.
Direct access to a qualified Barrister- with in-depth experience.
Have a Specialist Immigration Lawyer managing the file, who can get the application right the first time.
Succeeded in complex cases where others have failed. This can include a situation where the foreign national has a complex immigration history or the refusal involves a re-entry ban of 1, 5 or 10 years.
We work very closely with the leading Counsel in the UK to bring you an outstanding outcome.
A wealth of immigration experience and knowledge as to the best way forward for you and your family.
Consultation with a Specialist Immigration Lawyer to assess your eligibility, avoid disappointment and wasted fees.