Immigration Appeal to the First Tier Tribunal (Asylum & Immigration)

There are still a few categories of immigration applications which trigger a right of appeal against the notice of refusal by the Home office, which includes but not limited to Human Rights application, Spouse Visa Application and EEA applications.

It is mandatory for the home office to give reasons of refusal along with the notice of decision and to inform the applicant about their rights of appeal, if applicable. The reasons of refusal shall disclose all the issues / concerns of the Home office which have been identified by the immigration or Visa officer on the basis of the information / documents provided by the applicant or the information already held on record by the home office.

Time to Lodge Appeals
  • All in-country applicants are given 14 calendar days to lodge appeals to the First Tier Tribunal (Immigration & Asylum Chamber). The Immigration Tribunals are quite strict in adherence to the deadline of 14 days and one has to give a good reason, in case of any delays
  • All out-country applicants are given 28 calendar days to lodge appeals to the First Tier Tribunal (Immigration & Asylum Chamber). The Immigration Tribunals are quite strict in adherence to the deadline of 28 days and one has to give a good reason, in case of any delays
Grounds of Immigration Appeal

One has to carefully consider and draft the grounds on which he may rely in his immigration appeal. This is an opportunity for the appellant to address all the concerns and issues raised in the notice of decision and the reasons of refusal of the immigration application. It would also be useful to refer to the information or the documents already provided with the said application and highlighting any relevant sections and provide a detailed explanation addressing the issues.

Drafting grounds of appeal is a specialized area of immigration work and should therefore be left for the experts to handle it.

Court Hearings – Bundle of Documents

Once immigration appeal is lodged along with the grounds of appeal, the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal schedules the appeal for a full court hearing. The location of the court depends on the address of the appellant or in case of out-country appeal on the address of the sponsor or the legal representatives.  Court hearings take place on the scheduled date and venue unless a very good reason is presented to seek adjournment of the court hearing.

The appellant or his legal representatives needs to prepare a bundle of documents for the upcoming hearing that is generally sent at least 5 working days before the court hearing. The bundle should include the witness statement of the appellant (if in-country) or the sponsor or any other witnesses that the appellant wishes to present to the tribunal, a chronology of relevant events, skeleton arguments and all the documents relevant to the issues raised in the notice of decision or the reasons of refusal.

It is really important to advise the witnesses of the appeal to be well prepared for the hearing and what to expect on the court hearing date. It has often occurred that the witnesses get confused or panic just because they were asked unexpected questions which they were not sure about or they were not advised anything about it.

Immigration Barristers

We have several renowned immigration Barristers on our panel who have won a number of immigration appeals for our clients. We really trust our barristers in representing our clients in the First Tier Tribunals and with the help of whom we have been able to maintain an excellent success record. Working in liaison with our Immigration Barristers allows them to have a deep insight in the matter and to prepare them accordingly. It is equally important to prepare the client for the hearing at the First Tier Tribunal, advising them on what to expect on the court hearing and how to handle any unexpected questions.

How our Immigration Solicitors can help you in making Appeal to the First Tier Tribunal (Immigration & Asylum Chamber) in the UK?

Our Immigration Solicitors can expeditiously deal with your immigration matters by advising on the merits of visa applications, required documentation and relevant procedures.

Mr. Intisar Chauhan, Principal Solicitor at Chauhan Solicitors, is an expert Immigration Solicitor in London who has been dealing with UK Immigration Laws since 2003. Our Immigration Solicitors shall provide you with best possible Immigration advice / consultation and accordingly shall prepare your immigration matter under direct supervision of Mr Chauhan. After consultation, if you want us to start preparing your case, you can expect the followings from our Immigration lawyers:

  • Our immigration solicitors will discuss the details about your immigration matter, assessing the merits and advise you on the law, procedure and other requirements for the whole process.
  • Our immigration solicitors shall keep you updated on the progress of your immigration matters and advise on any procedures involved and give time estimates and merits throughout the pendency of your immigration matters.
  • Our immigration solicitors shall also advise on alternative immigration options where you may be eligible to switch into which may be more beneficial.
  • Our immigration solicitors are based in central London (EC2Y 9ST) and are therefore based in convenient access of clients from all over London and even from outside London.
  • Our immigration solicitors are specialist immigration solicitors who are able to handle all types of immigration work including entry clearance applications, further leave to remain applications, Indefinite Leave to remain applications, Immigration Appeals, Judicial Reviews, EEA applications, Settled and Pre-settled applications, Immigration bail applications and other complex immigration matters.
  • Our immigration solicitors are one of the best immigration solicitors in London as several of our clients have stated in their reviews of our services.
  • Our immigration solicitors have teamed up with the best immigration barristers in and outside London who are immigration specialists and well equipped to represent our clients in any complex immigration matters.
  • Our immigration solicitors charge on an agreed basis (except Judicial Review matters) which is competitive and never surprise you for any other hidden fees or costs involved.

Our Immigration Solicitors are just a phone call or an email away and are available at 0203 514 2536 or and once in contact, be assured that you will be in safe hands.