Refusals and Appeals
Have you any questions about Immigration refusals and appeals? Are you worried about a decision made by the Home Office?
Oracle Solicitors team of dedicated immigration solicitors in London and Belfast have a wealth of experience in dealing successfully with refusals and appeals and a strong track record when representing our clients in the immigration Tribunals and High Courts.
We understand that it can be very stressful and worrying when your decision is refused by the Home Office which is why we fight tirelessly to overturn the decision.
Do not delay in contacting us for expert legal advice to help you win your appeal.
Types of Refusals and Appeals
Entry Clearance Appeal
If you are outside the UK and your application for entry clearance (UK visa) is refused by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO), you can appeal to the First Tier Tribunal within 28 days of the receipt of the notice of refusal from the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO). This is usually known as an entry clearance appeal.
If You Are Inside the UK
If you are inside the UK and your application for extension of stay in the UK has been refused, you can appeal to the First Tier Tribunal against the refusal of such application within 14 days after the date the refusal letter was sent to you by the Home Office.
If Your Appeal is Dismissed
If your appeal against the refusal of your application is dismissed by the Immigration Judge sitting at First Tier Tribunal, you can file an application to the First Tier Tribunal for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal.
Such application should be made to the First Tier Tribunal within 14 days if you are in the UK and within 28 days if you being the appellant are outside the UK. An application for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal is made on the grounds that the Immigration Judge at First Tier Tribunal who determined the appeal made a material error of law in determining the appeal.
If your appeal has been allowed, the Home Office, UKVI can make a similar application to the First Tier Tribunal on the grounds that the Immigration Judge made a material error of law in determining the appeal.
If your application to the First Tier Tribunal for permission to appeal has been refused by the First Tribunal, you can make another application to the Upper Tribunal for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal within 14 days if you are inside the UK and within 28 days if you are outside the UK.
If an application for permission has been granted either by the First Tier Tribunal or by the Upper Tribunal, the Upper Tribunal will list the matter for an appeal hearing to decide whether or not the Immigration Judge made a material error of law and whether or not the original decision of the Immigration Judge should be set aside.
If the Upper Tribunal dismisses your appeal, you can then file an application to the Upper Tribunal for permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal. If the Upper Tribunal refuses such application, you can make another application to the Court of Appeal itself for permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal. If permission is granted, the court of appeal hear the appeal and decide the appeal.
Our charges will be based on the time actually spent by the solicitors and other staff in respect of any work which they do on your behalf.
Our current hourly rates are set out below:
The work we carry out on your immigration case can take several hours, therefore we understand some clients prefer fixed fee costs. We will provide you with a fixed fee of £ 250 + VAT at the initial consultation (if you prefer this option).
If you wish to proceed with hourly rate fees you can expect on average to pay the following dependant on the fee-earners hourly rate.
Visit our immigration fees page for more info.
How long does a visa application take?
We will normally be able to submit your application within 4 – 8 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.
We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Read the current processing times.
For an informal discussion regarding your case, or to book an appointment with our Immigration team, please call us now on 020 3051 5060.