Start typing and hit "Enter" to search.

Frequently Asked Questions

Claim Your Free Assessment by calling our solicitors on 02035407770 or Email us on info@reissedwards.co.uk

Some of our Happy Clients
  • immigration solicitors near me
  • immigration solicitors near me
  • immigration solicitors near me
  • immigration solicitors near me

Appeals Judicial Review

immigration solicitors near me

Appeals Judicial Review

CONTACT US
  • We can assist but in the first instance, we must understand what has happened to the passport. If the passport is lost, you will need to take certain steps in order to protect your identity. Firstly, you will need to notify the police that you have lost your passport. Then, approach the nearest embassy or consulate to explain what has happened. The next step would be to begin the application for a new passport in your home nation. As you have been in the UK for a "long time", then we would need to understand what visa you entered the UK on, and the duration of it. In the event that you may have overstayed on your visa, and subsequently, you are living in the UK unlawfully, we will need to get in touch with you immediately to discuss your potential options to regularise your status. If you have obtained an immigration status where you are free of immigration control (e.g. Permanent residence or Indefinite Leave to Remain), then essentially, you can apply for a Biometric Residence Permit. This is a card that will confirm your identity, your right to be in the UK and any services or benefits that you are entitled to. If you are unsure of your immigration status, you can apply for a Subject Access Request giving you access to your data, which should outline your immigration history and help you understand your current position. Our team is on hand, in any eventuality, to navigate you through the above options.

  • We write further to your enquiry. We would be happy to arrange an initial free telephone consultation with one of our Senior Associates in order to discuss your enquiry in more detail as well as advise you on how we may be able to present your appeal on your behalf As a starting point, it would be helpful for us to review the application submitted as well as the reasons provided by the Home Office in refusing the application. If an appeal has already been lodged with the First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), then the Grounds of Appeal as well as any supporting documents filed with your appeal will also be important. If you have not lodged an appeal, you have 14 days or 28 days to file an appeal (depending on whether your friend is inside or outside the UK). It is therefore important we have sight of these papers as soon as possible. Generally speaking, it can take up to 9 months for your appeal to be listed. During this time, we can collate the documents we believe are important for your appeal as well as arrange a barrister to appear on your behalf at the appeal. Once you have collated the documents as set out above, please contact us so that we can arrange an initial consultation in order to advise you further.

  • Please find below an overview of the visitor visa requirements. 1. That the applicant has an intention to return at the end of their visa 2. That the applicant (or their sponsor) can meet the costs of their flight to and from the UK as well as for the time they will spend in the UK 3. That the applicant has adequate accommodation In the event of a refusal, you cannot appeal the decision to the First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber). Instead, you would instead submit a Judicial Review application to the Upper Tribunal (which will be sitting as the High Court).

  • Certainly. We assist in all aspects of Immigration and in order for us to do so, we will need to obtain more information from you. Please provide your contact details for us to be able to contact you, alternatively, you may call us on our office number which can be found on our website.

  • If you have exercised your right to appeal and have successfully lodged your appeal in time, you should be able to stay in the country up until a decision is made. However, whether or not you have a right to work while the appeal is going on is a different question. Your rights to work will depend on your particular circumstance, especially circumstances prior to appealing. We will need more information on your immigration matter in order to give a proper answer.

  • Civil Partnership Application

  • If your visa application is refused or rejected, your next line of action will largely depend on the reason for the visa refusal. However, for PBS applications, you be able to apply for an administrative review and for other applications especially family-related visa applications, you will be given a right of appeal. If you are looking to go ahead with an administrative review, you need to make sure that you have fresh evidence that you submitted to the Home Office; and if you are looking to appeal, you can only do so on Human rights grounds.

  • Every time spent lawfully and continuously in the UK counts towards the long residence. Section 3C and 3D of the Immigration rules falls under the lawful residence, therefore they would count towards the long year residence period. Importantly, if a person reaches the 10 years having continually and legally resided in the UK while they have an outstanding application or appeal they can vary such application or appeal for Indefinite leave to remain (ILR) on the basis of 10 years long residence.

  • The situation that you have described with regards to your Tier 1 General visa is a common problem that many applicants have faced, often many years after being issued your visa. At the time the visa route was available, the Home Office did not realise that the sum being declared with visa applications often differed from the amount declared to HMRC, which affected the points scored. In your case, if you had not been awarded points for your self-employed income, you would not have been issued your visa extension, as you would have fallen below the points needed to extend. If the error would not have made a material difference to the decision, there may be grounds to challenge the refusal. Can you confirm the breakdown of the points scored for both your employed and self-employment income?

    We have had success handling similar cases before, but in the scenario described, I am not confident that you have any merits in proceeding to challenge this refusal. You confirmed that you had not had any income declared by your old accountant to the HMRC and that this has now been declared and tax is being settled currently. As a business owner/self-employed person, you have a duty to ensure that your tax affairs are up to date. If you did not receive a bill from HMRC or a document to sign from your accountant to lodge your returns, it is likely that the Home Office will suggest that you did not take reasonable steps and that your defence does not change the decision made. Whilst this may not be the news you wanted to hear, we always prefer to be transparent so that you can make an informed decision on your next steps. Ultimately, it looks like you may not succeed with your application and it may be worth us discussing potential alternative visa routes for you to remain in the UK.

    As a gesture to you, we will look at the refusal letter and have a 20-minute telephone assessment to go through the grounds for a refusal to see if perhaps, there is a defence which we have missed.

  • How old is your son? Did he have a spouse dependant visa with you or was he herein his own right? Has he been charged with a criminal offence or has his visa expired? If he has not got a visa, we will need to assess his age and whether he may be eligible to apply for a visa in his own right. If he is a minor, there may be alternative grounds to consider. When I am made aware of the facts, I can go through exactly what options he will have. There may be an option for an in-country application or he may have to leave the UK to apply. The type of category may include a child dependant visa, a spouse dependant visa or others. Immigration Detention Solicitor

  • Reiss Edwards does not offer legal aid. If you want a private immigration lawyer we can help. If you want the help of a legal aid firm, I suggest that you contact a firm that has the authority to offer free legal help. Deportation cases are complicated and may result in the offender being removed whilst an appeal is underway. This is known as certification and does not preclude the offender from appealing. That said, it does make the appeal more difficult as he may have a better chance if giving live evidence in court. Do you have the secretary of States refusal letter confirming the grounds for refusal and whether the appeal has been certified? What is the reason for his detention initially? If you decide that you would like to instruct a lawyer privately, you are welcome to call us. We are also happy to give some free guidance as I can see time is sensitive. Free immigration advice

  • What visa do you hold currently? Are you on a spouse visa? When was your spouse visa issued and have you applied for a spouse extension previously? You need to hold a family visa like this for 5 years under the current rules. Only then can you apply for indefinite leave to remain. If you meet the residence requirements and your income is suitable, we can apply either by post or using the same day service for permanent stay known also as indefinite leave to remain. There are many services if you are a qualified person, postal service or premium appointment with the Home Office. Visa Extension

  • How old is your son? Did he have a spouse dependant visa with you or was he herein his own right? Has he been charged with a criminal offence or has his visa expired? If he has not got a visa, we will need to assess his age and whether he may be eligible to apply for a visa in his own right. If he is a minor, there may be alternative grounds to consider. When I am made aware of the facts, I can go through exactly what options he will have. There may be an option for an in-country application or he may have to leave the UK to apply. The type of category may include a child dependant visa, a spouse dependant visa or others. Immigration detention

  • Thank you for your enquiry. We are sorry to hear of the problems you have encountered. When a visa is refused, you normally have two options. The first is to appeal the decision to a First Tier Tribunal whilst the second option is to make a new application In the event that the Entry Clearance Officer (who makes decisions on behalf of the Home Office on applications made from outside the UK) has made a serious omission or error when considering your application, there is an opportunity to complain about the handling of the application. This option, however, is only advisable if all relevant documents were provided. We recommend you contact us so we can advise you accordingly. What visa do I need

  • Thank you for your enquiry. We will be happy to provide advice to you regarding your immigration matter. Please contact us at the office so that we can speak about your matter and how we can help. Visa overstay

  • Yes, we can. London lawyers

  • Appealing a refusal comes in various forms. Some cases attract a full statutory right of appeal and others attract only the right to an administrative review. I will need to have sight of the reasons for the refusal letter to offer you the options that you have in appealing your immigration refusal.

    Following an assessment of the merits, I can then give you options of either appealing or re-applying. There had previously been the option to re-apply within 28 days of refusal if section 3c of the immigration rules had extended your old leave. This has now been amended and is reduced to 14 days only if there is good reason to re-apply.

    One of our qualified immigration consultants is able to guide you on what you need to do with your immigration application moving forward. We can offer a free telephone assessment or an in-person appointment. Most of our lawyers are trained as immigration solicitors and as a result, you will receive the highest standard advice available.

    Long residence

  • If you have had your application rejected, you may be able to appeal the decision. We have successfully handled a number of appeals. We are able to access your situation to determine all possible grounds of appeal.

    There are various types of appeal with which we can help:

    Appeals against settlement visa refusals;

    Appeals against non-settlement visa refusals;

    Appeals against Points-Based System visa refusals;

    Appeals against dependent Points-Based System refusals;

    Applications for permission to appeal (to both the First-tier and Upper Tier Tribunal);

    Bail applications and appeals;

    Requests for a review of your case with the Home Office.

    Our UK immigration lawyers are able to read the decisions and possibly spot errors made by in the decision.

  • One of my clients paid the Immigration Health Surcharge of £1000. Her application was refused and we have since appealed. She had an NHS treatment and she has been billed for it. Does she have to pay after paying the Health Surcharge? Her treatment was only for abdominal problems.

    A: If she has paid the NHS surcharge, this may arguably cover her as she has acted in good faith. This is a question that I suggest we investigate further to make sure as traditionally if you do not succeed with an appeal, the IHS surcharge is refunded. You could present such evidence to the NHS so that they can investigate the matter further and then advise whether there are any forthcoming bills to cover.

    We deal with immigration applications and this type of enquiry is not within our traditional remit. If you want to engage us in negotiation and discuss this issue with all parties involved, we can take further instructions and advise you on what you will need to do.

  • We encourage all prospective clients to take advantage of the free assessment that Reiss Edwards Solicitors offer primarily on the phone so that we are able to provide you with some legal support without the exchange of fees. For example, if you have initial questions that you need to have answered to understand your options, we do not charge a fee for such a conversation. You can contact one of our solicitors using our general enquiries line to have an initial assessment on 020 3744 2797. If you prefer to make contact via email, you can email info@reissedwards.co.uk. We advise that you call our enquiries to line primarily to make assessing your case as efficiently as possible. We will usually follow up in writing, so you have an understanding of what options we discuss.

    In our free initial assessment, we will review the following:

    The facts of your case or appeal;

    What your objectives are for both the short and long term;

    The immigration routes that help achieve your goals;

    The merits of each route;

    Which route we suggest is best for you given the facts and the objectives.

    Once we have assessed your cases and have confirmed that we are able to proceed, our fee will depend on the type of immigration application that we will make for you. If you know the type of application you want to make, you can speak to one of our lawyers so that they are able to quote you a fixed fee.

    We understand the importance of having control of costs, so we do not operate using hourly rates. Instead, we apply what is called an agreed fixed fee. This means that for the designated service, we will quote a fixed fee for us to provide you with all of the legal support you need for your immigration application. The fee usually will include the following:

    Assistance in the completion of the relevant application forms;

    Ongoing advise and the review of documentation (as often as required);

    All emails and telephone calls exchanged;

    Booking of appointments;

    Covering letter with legal argument;

    Liaising with the Home Office where required;

    Submission of the application/appeal (depending on which service you have selected).

    Home Office disbursement and third-party fees are treated as a separate fee to our Reiss Edwards Legal fees. We ask clients to pay third-parties directly, for example, a visa fee to be paid to the Home Office will be paid using the Home Office online payment portal. We will have this fee paid by you directly, so the only fee you pay to Reiss Edwards is our legal fees.

  • This enquiry has been dealt with in a private email by one of our immigration solicitors

  • The panel meets on the 11th of every month.
  • This enquiry has been dealt with in a private email by one of our immigration solicitors

  • The action you would take following a rejection of your visa application would depend on why you were initially refused visa. If your refusal is PBS related you may make an application for administrative review and for those related to family you would be given a right to appeal. For you to proceed with the administrative review you have to ensure that new proof are available to support your stand; more so, an appeal can only be done on Human rights grounds.

  • This enquiry hes been dealt with phone email by one of our immigration solicitors

  • This enquiry has been dealt with phone email ty one of our immigration solicitors

  • This enquiry has been dealt with in a private email by one of our immigration solicitors

  • This enquiry has been dealt with privately by one of our immigration solicitors


  • The enquiry has been responded to privately by one of our immigration solicitors

  • This enquiry has been dealt with by one of our immigration advisers.

  • This enquiry has been dealt with by one of our immigration advisers.


  • This enquiry has been dealt with by one of our immigration advisers.

  • This enquiry has been dealt with privately by one of our immigration advisers.

  • This matter has been dealt with in a private email by one of our immigration experts.

  • This matter has been dealt with in a private email by one of our immigration solicitors

  • This enquiry has been dealt with in a private email by our Immigration advisers

  • This enquiry has been dealt with patiently by one of our immigration solicitors

  • This enquiry has been dealt with privately by one of our immigration solicitors

  • In the event that a Sponsor Licence has been revoked, there is no right of appeal against the decision. However, if you believe that the decision is either due to-

    1. a Caseworker error; or

    2. a result of a failure to consider the documents submitted

    You are entitled to submit an 'Error correction request' application within 14 days from the date of the refusal/revocation.

    However, in the event that the Home Office refuse to overturn their decision you will need to issue an application for Judicial Review before the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber - acting as the High Court in immigration applications).

    However, before an application for Judicial Review can be submitted, you must first negotiate with the Home Office to see whether or not they are willing to settle without the need for legal proceedings. This is known as the 'Pre-Action Protocol'. What this means is that you will need to send the Home Office detailed submissions as to why they should reconsider their decision.

    Should the Home Office not agree or if they do not respond, than you can file an application for Judicial Review before the Upper Tribunal. The statutory limitation period for an application for Judicial Review is 'promptly' and in all cases within 3 months.

    You will also need to serve a copy of the application on the Home Office's solicitors - the Government Legal Department. Upon receipt of the application they have 28 days in order to file and serve a response known as an 'Acknowledgement of Service'. This response can be-

    1. They do not oppose the claim - if this is the case than it is likely that they will invite us to withdraw the Judicial Review application via a 'Consent Order'. This Order will set out the terms of the withdrawal, However, the Order must first be approved by the Upper Tribunal but this is normally a formality.
    2. They oppose the claim in part - they will explain which element of the claim they do not accept and provide summary grounds of defence as to why.
    3. They oppose the claim in full - in this instance, summary grounds of defence will be filed and served to explain.

    Once the Acknowledgement of Service has been served and assuming that they oppose the claim, the papers will go to an Upper Tribunal Judge for a decision on the issue of whether or not to grant 'permission'. At this stage, the Judge will be considering whether or not there are arguable grounds that the decision is unlawful and is often described as a 'filtering process'.

    In the event that permission is not granted on the papers, you will be permitted to renew permission at an oral hearing. In this event, a hearing will be listed and a barrister will attend to provide legal submissions as to why the decision of the Home Office is arguably unlawful.

    In the event that permission is granted, a substantive hearing will be arranged. You will need to prepare a trial bundle and the barrister will attend the hearing in order to provide legal submissions as to why the decision is (as oppose to simply being arguably) unlawful and therefore why a Quashing Order should be issued to set aside the Home Office's decision. A judge will then make a decision accordingly.
  • This enquiry has been dealt with privately by one of our immigration solicitors

  • None

Back to Top