Spouse Visa Appeal if Refused
If your application for a spouse to come to live and work in the UK via spouse visa has been rejected then do not give up hope. As long as you have been given right of appeal you have 28 days to make your representations to officials. By bringing in immigration lawyers you can help to boost your chances of a successful appeal.
The process is getting ever tougher to enter the UK due to tightening restrictions by the government on eligibility criteria. This means that a strong application in the first place is ever more important. Failing that, going down the appeals route gives a second chance to those who were refused the first time around. By bringing an immigration lawyer in as early as possible, you can give yourself the best chance of success by surrounding your application or appeal with a knowledgeable and experienced team who have your best interests in mind.
What is the process of appealing for a spouse visa refusal?
The process for application will first require the applicant to appeal to their local British embassy. This then creates the process that means your appeal will be heard at a tribunal in the UK. The timeline can be up to 15 weeks so there is a need for patience in the proceedings. As the courts are very busy the wait should be anticipated as a quick decision is not likely.
The tribunal is likely to consider the circumstances more than the original official who studied the application. This means that you will likely receive a fairer trial at first-tier tribunal and with immigration lawyers in your corner you are sure to have given yourself the best chance possible to be successful in your appeal.
Why is the appealing process so tough?
The UK is one of the World's leading financial centres and as such has a secure and vibrant economy, to those looking for somewhere to move it is this as well as the opportunity to work in an English speaking country that means the UK is very popular. This has caused problems inside the UK itself and means that successive governments have tried to introduce immigration control to try and slow down immigration to the UK. This has resulted in a system where immigration is now far more tightly controlled than it has been in recent history.
How we can help
Our specialist immigration solicitors will guide you through the process of appeal. They will take a thorough history of the case and present you with options on how to proceed. The years of experience that make up the knowledge base of our business means that we will always be able to provide options for those even in the most desperate cases.
So talk to us today about taking up your appeal case, don't delay, give us the most amount of time possible to work on your case and ensure that you get the best service possible and best chance to be successful at appeal for your spouse.
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