The UK Visa Appeal procedure can be complex. Our specialist lawyers are highly experienced and can assist with the application and represent you at an Upper-Tier Tribunal, helping guide you through the appeal process and increasing your chances of success.
There are two immigration Tribunals in England and Wales. The First-Tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal.
The Upper Tribunal is the name of the Tribunal that hears cases where the appeal was refused by the First-Tier Tribunal. The Judge will either decide there and then or may make their decision at a later date.
The Upper Tribunal is responsible for handling appeals against decisions made by the First-Tier Tribunal relating to visa applications, asylum applications and the right to enter or remain in the UK.
They also handle applications for judicial review of decisions made by the Home Office. In applying for permission to appeal a dismissal by the First-Tier Tribunal, we will need to demonstrate that the Judge in the First-Tier Tribunal made an error of law.
The First-Tier Tribunal may have overlooked important evidence or may have made a decision when there was no evidence.
You do not have an automatic right to appeal to the Upper Tribunal and therefore you’ll need to seek permission first. It is vital that when applying for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal, you receive expert advice in identifying the error of law.
If permission is refused you may apply for judicial review of the refusal of permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal, if you can demonstrate an error of law that raises an important point of principle.
If you are granted permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal there will be either a hearing before one or more Upper Tribunal Judges or the case may be decided without an oral hearing and on the papers available.
When submitting written submissions and setting out of your arguments and evidence it is advised that you take expert advice.
Our specialist Tribunal representation solicitors will be by your side throughout all stages of your Immigration Appeal. They will discuss the history of the case and present you with options on how to proceed. Legal advice should always be sought before an application is submitted, the case must be argued well and in detail to show evidence that you meet the requirements.
Our solicitors have many years of experience in dealing with all types of visa and immigration matters. They will expertly guide you in all aspects of your case and are ideally positioned to explain any complexities and can represent your position robustly in order to achieve your desired outcome.
We have helped many individuals across the country through the sensitive and complex process of Tribunal Representation.
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