Visa Refusal Appeal

Visa Refusal Appeal Solicitors

Has your visa been rejected or has the home office refused a spouse visa? On many occasions, a visa refusal will leave many scratching their heads and wondering why? However, you always have the option to appeal the visa refusal. 

Typically, in the United Kingdom, around 15% of visas are refused. Additionally, since the government is increasingly focused on immigration, this statistic is expected to rise.

How can we help

On occasion, despite efforts, applications can go awry and a visa is rejected. However, visa refusals can be contested. In situations like these, it is best to get help from solicitors who specialise in these cases.

We can help you appeal a variety of visa refusals, whether your work, student, spouse and family visas were rejected, you were refused asylum, deported or had your citizenship revoked.

Regardless of the reason, we can help you appeal the Home office’s decisions, whether it is meticulously going through paperwork or attending hearings. This will ensure that the appeal we make on your behalf is as strong as possible and gives you the maximum chance of overturning the decision.


Can I appeal my visa rejection

There are different ways to appeal the Home Office decision, but the form of recourse will depend entirely on the type of application you submitted.

  • Points Based System (PBS) applications (including family members of PBS applicants) can only ask for an Administrative Review. This is applicable to Tier 1 to Tier 5 visa applicants.
  • Human Rights or Protection application (or an application under EEA regulations) have the right to fully appeal.
  • Visitor visa applications (as well as the other short-term visa applications) are not allowed to re-appeal and therefore have to reapply (unless directed otherwise).

What is the visa refusal appeal process

First, we will investigate the reasons for visa refusal as cited in the rejection, including liaising the Home Office to understand and assess the situation as accurately as possible to determine whether you have the right to appeal.

If you have the right to appeal, we will proceed with next step, which involves us explaining to you our findings and discussing your options. We endeavour to be transparent, allowing you to make the most informed decision possible.

If you decided that the best way forward is to appeal, we will then work with you to complete your application, ensure you have the required documentation and will writer the accompanying Letter of Representation.

Once the appeal process begins, you might be required to attend hearings, where your case will be made to a neutral tribunal. If this is the case, our team will ensure that you are prepped and informed as to what to expect during the proceedings.


How long does the visa refusal appeals process take

The visa appeal process can be a long and arduous one, as it can take anywhere from 6 months to 1 year to be even heard. Therefore, it is essential you seek legal support as soon as possible.

What happens if my appeal is rejected

If your first appeal is rejected, you can apply for a second appeal at the Upper Tribunal. However, this is only a viable course of action if the rejection was deemed an “error of law”.

When can I reapply for a visa if I am rejected

If instead of appealing the rejection, it is more prudent to submit a fresh application (that addresses the problems from the rejection), then it is recommended that you start the process as soon as possible.

Visa Rejection Appeal Lawyers

If you are unsure why the home office rejected your visa application or why the home office refused your spouse’s visa, you may need to speak to our immigration lawyers. If you want to find out why a visa application got refused, please get in touch with our immigration offices in Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent.

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