If you have had a visa application refused, our expert team at Berlad Graham LLP can advise you of the next steps. Depending on the reason for the refusal, this could involve preparing a new application along with a bundle of supporting documentation or submitting an appeal to challenge the Home Office’s refusal, if we believe that there are merits.
If you have the right to appeal, we will draft Grounds to Appeal and a Skeleton Argument to the First-Tier Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber or the Upper Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber.
If you are looking for advice and guidance on immigration tribunals and want to discuss your next steps, please call Berlad Graham LLP today on 0330 175 5655.
First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber)
The First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) handles appeals against some of the decisions made by the Home Office relating to permission to stay in the UK, deportation from the UK and entry clearance to the UK.
Individuals can appeal to the First-tier Tribunal for various reasons, including if the Home Office has decided to:
- Refuse your protection claim (also known as ‘asylum claim’ or ‘humanitarian protection’).
- Revoke your protection status.
- Refuse your human rights claim.
- Refuse you a residence document or deport you under the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016.
- Revoke your British citizenship.
- Refuse or revoke your status, vary the length or condition of your stay, or deport you under the EU Settlement Scheme.
- Refuse or revoke your travel permit or family permit under the EU Settlement Scheme or restrict your rights to enter or leave the UK under those permits.
Our team of lawyers can present your case personally in these tribunal appeals, meaning that you are represented by someone familiar with your case and removing any duplication of work. Where we are personally unable to represent you at court, there is the possibility to instruct counsel (barristers) with whom we work closely. We understand that having a visa application refused can be traumatic, and we are there to support you in every way we can.
Upper Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber
The Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) is responsible for handling appeals against decisions made by the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum) relating to visa applications, asylum applications and the right to enter or stay in the UK.
There is no automatic right of appeal to the Upper Tribunal. Those wishing to appeal against a decision of an Immigration Judge of the First-tier Tribunal must first apply for permission to appeal. The appeal may be granted if, for example, the immigration judge who dismissed your appeal in the First-tier Tribunal:
- Applied the Immigration Rules incorrectly or wrongly interpreted them.
- Failed to consider important evidence.
- Had insufficient evidence to support the decision made.
- Reached a decision which is inconsistent with a decision of a higher Court.
- Followed an incorrect procedure.
Identifying errors of law or fact in a First-tier Tribunal decision requires specialist legal knowledge. Get in touch.
Immigration Tribunal Solicitors Uxbridge
To speak to our friendly, experienced, professional immigration tribunal lawyers in Uxbridge today, please call 0330 175 5655 or email email@example.com.