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My Visa Has Been Rejected, How Do I Go About An Immigration Appeal?

If you have been rejected for a visa then you may be entitled to appeal the decision. In this article, we look at the process of appealing a rejected visa application and the issues surrounding it. These include eligibility, the process itself, and bringing in outside counsel to assist.

It is important that you weigh up all of your options before deciding to appeal and that is where we can help. With years of experience in helping people just like you, we have a broad knowledge base that can be of help to those in even the most desperate of situations.

In what instance am I eligible to appeal against my visa rejection?

You can generally appeal against the rejection of your visa if you fall into one of the following categories:

  • Home Office has made a decision under EEA regulations
  • Home Office has decided to revoke your protection status

If you have been rejected in any of these areas then you may be entitled to appeal to the First-Tier tribunal. If not then there are alternatives as covered in a later section. If you are unsure as to whether you are eligible to appeal against your visa application rejection then please get in touch and we can help to establish your ability to appeal.

It is important to understand completely what your options are and we can help you with this process. Get in touch today and our team will be able to discuss your options with you. We will also be able to show you how we could make a difference to your appeal.

What is the process for appealing a visa application?

The first step in any appeal process is going to be figuring out whether you have grounds to lodge an appeal in the first place. This right will usually depend upon your situation and it's always worth speaking to us to figure out whether going to an appeal is indeed the best way to go. Often there is more than one option on the table and that is why it is worth speaking to us.

If the best idea is to lodge an appeal, we will assist you in lodging your appeal and can even make representations on your behalf at the First-Tier tribunal. This gives you the best chance of success. Our experienced team can make a huge difference in the outcome of an appeal.

Can I bring in outside counsel to help me?

It would be very pertinent to seek legal assistance whenever you are dealing with a complicated legal system. Experts can help you to navigate the system and can often bring you very good results. It is common that we can personally present your appeal to a tribunal and if this is the case then we would urge you to consider letting us do so.

Our experience in dealing with appeals means that you will have a qualified team in your corner dedicated solely to the process of getting you the right result. We have the potential to make a huge difference to the outcome of your appeal and bringing us in to assist you may well be the best decision you ever make.

What happens if I lose my appeal?

If you lose at a First-Tier tribunal, you may be entitled to take your case forward to the next stage - the Upper Tribunal. It will often be down to a decision that either you or your legal defense believes that there has been an error in the decision-making process. We can help you to decide exactly what to do next.

If it is decided to go to the next stage in the appeals process, we will also ensure that your case is presented in the correct manner and give you the best chance of having your rejection overturned.

What if I'm not able to appeal?

There are other avenues if you are not eligible to appeal such as Administration Review. But it is important that you ascertain your eligibility to apply at the earliest possible opportunity in order to give yourself the maximum chance of success.

It is rare that there are no grounds whatsoever to lodge an appeal, so we often can and do make representations at appeal for our clients and we can do the same for you. We appreciate the gravity of the situation that is facing you and can offer you help and support in achieving your aims.

How much will it cost to appeal against my visa rejection?

The cost to appeal and indeed to use a service such as ours is going to vary wildly. With this in mind, it is important that you speak to us at the earliest opportunity so that we can provide you with an accurate rundown of costs and also give you the most pertinent advice for your specific situation. Often it can make a difference if you try to get on top of your situation as quickly as possible.

We will always ensure that we make clear to you what you need to pay and will also ensure that you know exactly when it needs to be paid.

Where can I go for more help and advice?

If you would like to know more about the appeal process for a failed visa application then please get in touch. Our immigration specialists can help to figure out whether you have grounds to lodge an appeal and can also help to build your case if you do go ahead with an appeal. We have significant experience in the field and can no doubt help you to reach your ideal solution. So please get in touch today and we'll be happy to talk to you about your case.

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