If you have a right of appeal against an immigration decision, it might be in or out of the country (you would have to appeal from abroad after departure), and full (you could appeal on all available grounds) or limited (to human rights and race discrimination grounds only).

You may have a right of appeal from the following decisions:

  • Refusal of leave to enter the UK
  • Refusal of entry clearance
  • Refusal of certificate of entitlement under section 10 of the Nationality, Immigration and   Asylum Act 2002
  • Refusal to vary a person`s leave to enter or remain in the UK if the result of the refusal is that the person has no leave to enter or remain
  • Variation of a person`s leave to enter or remain in the UK if when the variation takes effect the person has no leave to enter or remain
  • Revocation under section 76 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 of ILE/R in the UK
  • A decision that a person is to be removed from the UK by way of directions under section 10(1)(a), (b) or (c) of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999 (removal of person unlawfully in the UK)
  • A decision that an illegal entrant is to be removed from the UK by way of directions under paragraphs 8 to 10 of schedule 2 to the Immigration Act 1971 (control of entry: removal)
  • A decision that a person is to be removed from the UK by way of directions given by virtue of paragraph 10A of that schedule (family)
  • A decision that a person is to be removed from the UK by way of directions under paragraph 12 (2) of Schedule 2 to the Immigration Act 1971 (seamen and aircrews)
  • A decision to make a deportation order under section 5(1) of that Act.

A refusal to revoke a deportation order under section 5(2) of that Act.

The time limits for appealing are 5, 10 and 28 days, depending on circumstances. It is possible to ask the Tribunal to extend the time.

We can help you appeal visa or immigration decision or decision made on your appeal by the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), by making an application for permission to appeal to the the Upper-tier Tribunal (different time limits would apply).

In certain circumstances we can request for an administrative review or reconsideration of decision from a decision maker.

The appeal hearing can be a distressing event. It is partly due to the intrusive line of questioning and having to give oral evidence in front of the Judge and the Home Office representative.

We can provide detailed information about the process and how we can make it easier.