Entry Clearance Appeal

If you have submitted an application from outside the country and have been refused, you may be able to appeal the decision if you have reasons to believe there was an error with the decision. Please note that not all entry clearance applications carry with it a right of appeal. Importantly, rarely do Point based systems applications carry with them rights of appeal. You may, however, be able to do an administrative review for refusal of Point based system visa applications though.

Most family and human right based applications carry with them rights of appeal.  if you are considering appealing an entry clearance decision that may have gone against you  speak to Chauhan Solicitors and we assess the merits of your case.

Within 28 days of receiving the refusal letter, you can appeal against the decision of the Entry Clearance Officer if the applicant is given the right of appeal against the application refusal for entry clearance. Submission of the Notice of appeal can be sent to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in the UK or to the British Embassy or High Commission or Consulate in the applicant’s country of origin.

It is important to note that there may be times where the best option and/or route going forward is to make a fresh decision. In other words, appealing a decision against you may not always be the best option, there may be times where a fresh application is the best course of action. Please contact us for a free immigration advice over the phone if you are unsure.

Step 1 – Grounds of Immigration Appeal

The Appellant has to carefully consider and draft the grounds on which he or she may rely in their appeals. 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.

Time Frames to lodge an Appeal

Out country Appeals

  • All out-country applicants are given 28 calendar days to lodge appeals to the First Tier Tribunal (Immigration & Asylum Chamber) from the date of issuance of the notice of decision. 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.

Step 2  – Court Hearings  & Preparation of Appeal bundles

Once appeal is lodged along with the grounds of appeal, the AIT 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 need 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.

Step 3 – Representation at court by Expert Immigration Barristers

We have several renowned Barristers on our panel who have won numerous complex cases for our clients. Our trusted Barristers Represented our clients in the First Tier Tribunals and which led Chauhan Solicitors to maintain an excellent success record.

Our expert Immigration Barristers ensure that clients are fully prepared for the hearing at the First Tier Tribunal by providing comprehensive advise on what to expect at the court hearing and how to handle any unexpected questions.

How our Immigration Lawyers can help you with Entry Clearance Appeal process?

Our team of UK Immigration Lawyers can expeditiously deal with all types of Appeal Matters including Entry Clearance Appeals. 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. Immigration Lawyers at Chauhan Solicitors shall provide you with best possible Immigration advice / consultation and accordingly shall prepare your application for Entry Clearance Appeal 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;

  • We are registered with Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for data protection that means our client’s information is confidential and safe with Chauhan Solicitors.
  • Our Immigration offices are centrally and conveniently located in Wandsworth, in south west London (SW17) near Tooting Bec Tube and Tooting Broadway stations on Northern Line, offering our clients easy access to our offices. Our Immigration lawyers are within just 20 minutes away from central London by tube.
  • Our existing and former clients believe that we provided them value for money and that they can trust us with their immigration applications to the Home Office, Appeals to the Immigration Tribunals, Judicial Review applications etc. You may find our client’s review in the Testimonial section on our website and on Google.
  • Our Immigration Lawyers shall discuss your Judicial Review Matter in length and advise you on the required documents and procedure of your JR matter to the Upper Tribunal or the High Court.
  • Our Immigration Lawyers have teamed up with the best Immigration Barristers in and out of London who are well equipped to advise on any complicated Immigration matter including Immigration or EEA application to the Home Office, appeal to the Immigration and Asylum Chambers (IAC), High Court, Court of Appeal and Judicial Review applications in the UK.
  • It will be our aim to keep you posted at all material times during pendency of your matter, for this matter our clients can log on our website and keep a close eye to the progress of their immigration matter at any time.
  • Our fees are competitive and we charge you in your immigration matters on agreed fee basis.
  • We shall never surprise you with hidden charges/fees.

We are just a phone call or an email away and are available at 0203 514 2536 or info@chauhansolicitors.com and once in contact, be assured that you `will be in safe hands.