UK Visa Refusal Appeal

UK Visa Refusal Appeal

First Continental Solicitors will assign a dedicated and highly experienced lawyer that will assist you to overcome the tactical hurdles of the UK Immigration Appeal process.

Our immigration lawyer will take pride in getting to know you and your circumstances in order to design an appeal plan that will achieve success to get your plans back on track.

When it comes to appeal you can’t afford to go without the best possible immigration advice and solution.

Many clients who come to us regarding an immigration appeal have spent months, sometimes years, appealing UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) – only to find that there might have been a way in that a trained eye would have seen and used to win.

We are here to provide the expert advice and legal representation that you need to proceed with confidence.

Obinna Baranta

Obinna Baranta

Solicitor

FAQs

The parties in appeals at the Immigration and Asylum Chamber include the Appellant: that is usually our client, and the Respondent who is the Secretary of State for UK Home Department and effectively the Chief Minister of Immigration for the UK.

As the Secretary of State does not actually make individual decisions on visa applications but relies on his officers.

Depending on the type of appeal and the basis of our appeal, we may need to draw in his officers in as Respondents so that they may answer for their errors and mistakes in the processing of the application or so that we can challenge the manner in which they have exercised their discretion: the officer we will seek to involve would usually be an Entry Clearance Officer or Her Majesty’s High Commissioner (Ambassador) for the relevant country.

Your solicitor from First Continental Solicitors will carefully prepare your Appeal Form and submit this to the UK Immigration & Asylum Tribunal.

Your solicitor will further prepare your Appellant’s Bundle and serve this on the Home Office and all relevant parties as documents that support your case and make your position strong.

The Home Office also has duty to serve respondent’s bundle to all relevant parties.

Once your appeal has been lodged and a certificate of fee satisfaction issued, the Tribunal will send a copy of the notice of appeal and any accompanying documents to us and to the Home Office.

The Immigration & Asylum Tribunal will then issue a notice of hearing and directions so that we and you can prepare to stand our ground and attend to eloquently make intelligent legal representations towards overturning of the wrong decision of the Secretary of State.

First Continental Solicitors is regulated by SRA and our solicitors in our immigration appeal department must be UK qualified lawyers and must have over 10 years of UK immigration law experience.

We have extensive experience in a variety of appeals including:

Point Based System Appeals

EEA Applications Appeals

Spouse Visa Applications Appeals

Fiance Visa Application Appeals

Student Visa Application Appeals

Human Rights Visa Application Appeals & other Special Procedure Visa Appeals

When handling our client’s appeals, we approach each matter with detailed attention and solution thinking that is needed for success.

Our past successes include quite complex and difficult appeal matters; however, our clients benefit from our effortless ability to demystify legal concepts by breaking the law down to everyday language.

We understand the inconvenience and potential personal and emotional costs of visa refusals. For this reason, our team is always committed to reversal of those seriously adverse effects of your not being able to proceed as you have planned.

By going with us you will experience excellent customer service and a transparent fee structure with no hidden charges or extra costs.

We prioritise client care and constant updates throughout the entire process from initial consultation to the hearing and until ultimate resolution of every appeal matter.

If your appeal succeeds before a First-tier Immigration Tribunal, you may be awarded the costs you have paid at the time of lodging the appeal, i.e. £140.00.

The length of time it takes to conclude your appeal will depend on the complexities of your case. Sometimes this may take several months. However, it is important to note that we try our best to resolve matters before a tribunal hearing taking place.

‘Statutory’ or ‘section 3C’ leave is intended to protect a person who makes an application for leave to remain while they have existing leave (i.e. where they have made an in-time application).  Section 3C leave continues during any period when:  a) an in-country appeal could be brought (ignoring any possibility of an appeal out of time with permission),
b) the appeal is pending (within the meaning of section 104 of the Nationality, Asylum and Immigration Act 2002), i.e. it has been lodged and has not been finally determined.

By working with us, you can be confident we will ensure your legal right to remain in the UK is protected, wherever possible.

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