If you or a loved one have been detained by the Immigration authorities, then you need to seek specialist immigration legal advice as soon as possible.
Bail is a request for individuals who have been detained at an immigration removal center to secure their release from detention in the UK.
Before applying for bail, representations and supporting documentation need to be submitted to the Chief Immigration Officer (CIO) requesting your release on Temporary Admission (TA)
If the CIO refuses to grant temporary admission, you can apply for bail directly to the First-Tier Tribunal, by submitting the relevant form and supporting documentation, including details of your sureties detailing the amount they are willing to forfeit should the applicant breach their conditions of leave.
Bail applications are complex, particularly if the applicant has a poor immigration history and any criminal convictions. Our experts can prepare a strong case and represent your position.
These conditions can be changed by applying to an Immigration Officer or Immigration Judge.
After 7 days of arrival in the UK, you can apply for bail in any type of immigration case. These applications may be made to a Chief Immigration Officer or to an Immigration Judge at Asylum and Immigration Tribunals. Therefore, if the Immigration Service refuses to grant the detainee temporary admission or bail, they can apply to an Immigration Judge at an Asylum and Immigration Tribunal.
The Immigration Judge may release the detainee on bail subject to conditions like an Immigration Officer. This will include reappearing before the Immigration Judge at a later hearing, which is usually the full appeal hearing.
A surety’s is a type of Guarantor and its main purpose is to guarantee that the applicant attends the court hearing and comply with the conditions of bail.
The Immigration Judge and Immigration Service/Home Office will request that certain details are supplied so that the individual and their addresses, can be the subject of investigation via the national police computer database.
Those individuals with criminal convictions, insecure immigration status, or whose addresses are associated with absconding are unlikely to be accepted as sureties.
If the bail applicant absconds or does not comply with the conditions of their bail, the sureties risk forfeiting all or part of their recognisance (bond). It is worth noting that large sums are often required for sureties by Immigration Judges or CIOs.
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