The UK’s Immigration Rules and Regulations coupled with the Home Office’s extensive guidance on visa applications can be quite complex to understand. Our business immigration team are routinely instructed by business or work visa applicants who have had their applications refused either because the Home Office is not satisfied that they meet the requirements or that their applications are not accompanied by the correct documentation.
Our immigration solicitors and barristers understand that this can be a very stressful time for an Applicant especially when they have to consider the impact the refusal will have on their business, work or family life. Our leading immigration experts are well versed with the Immigration Rules to ensure that applications are executed properly and if there are any issues, detailed representations are made to mitigate the circumstances.
Where an Applicant comes to us with a refused application, we are able to able to assess their situation and consider their options relating to challenging a decision by an Immigration Appeal or Administrative Review. In some circumstances, it may be necessary to challenge a decision by way of a Judicial Review (this may more usual for Sponsor Licence applications which were refused unjustly).
Right of Appeal & Administrative Review
The rules for challenging the Home Office’s decision to refuse your application depend on when your application was made and from where (for example, if it was submitted in the UK or outside the UK).
Generally, Applicants, who submitted their applications for a Tier 1 Investor, Entrepreneur or Work visas before 2 March 2015 would have been given a right of appeal. This means that migrants can challenge the decision to refuse their application in the First-Tier/Upper-Tier Tribunals.
However, if your application for leave to remain was made on or after 2 March 2015 or it was made outside the UK, you can only challenge the Home Office’s decision by applying for Administrative Review. You would usually be given 28 days to apply for Administrative Review so it is advisable to seek legal advice from expert solicitors as soon as practicable.
Expert Immigration Appeal & Administrative Review Solicitors
Our immigration lawyers have the necessary expertise and experience to consider your refusal letter and advise you on the best route of action. If your application has been refused and you believe this is due to an erroneous on the Home Office’s part, please contact our experienced solicitors and barristers today so we can advise you of the next steps available to you and whether you are eligible to submit an Immigration Appeal or Administrative Review.
We are an Immigration law firm based in Middle Temple, London and our solicitors are fully authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Contact our specialist immigration team today and we can offer you a consultation in person or via telephone or Skype so we can explore your options. You can leave us a message on our Contact Form or give us a call on 02071830570.