Appealing a UK Immigration decision can be a stressful and demanding process especially where the Home Office has erroneously refused an application or where an application has been refused on a minor technicality. The UK Immigration appeal process has recently seen a 13% increase in appeal waiting times leaving many Applicants in difficult positions. The UK Immigration appeal process has been scrutinised as even simple Home Office mistakes often take several months to be rectified.
Excessive Delays in the UK Immigration Appeal Process
Recent statistics show that the average UK Immigration Appeal time is currently 12 months. This shows a 13% increase when compared with last year’s statistics. The excessive increase in processing times could be construed as a deterrent to persuade Applicants not to pursue an Immigration appeal. The increase in UK Immigration appeal processing times is extremely worry for Applicants as this means many people will be left without valid Immigration status and it is likely could interfere in family reunification applications or have a detrimental financial impact on business-related applications such as the Tier 1 Entrepreneur, Tier 1 Investor or Tier 2 Work visa applications.
In light of the recent statistics showing the latest set of Home Office inadequacies, it is imperative a UKVI Home Office application is submitted with the correct legal guidance as one minor mistake could result in an application being refused.
Benefits of challenging a Home Office decision using the UK Immigration Appeal Process
If your UKVI Home Office application has been refused you will be given one of two options of either an in-country UK Immigration appeal or an out of the country appeal. An advantage of appealing a negative Home Office decision is that Applicants can remove adverse immigration history. If it can be proven that the Home Office has acted unreasonably and their refusals are indefensible, it may be possible to recover costs. An alternative to an Immigration appeal may be to submit a fresh application with the correct legal assistance.
How to ensure you have a quick successful decision on your UK Immigration Appeal
In some circumstances, if the correct legal advice is sought from the outset it may be possible to persuade the Home Office to withdraw their original refusal decision. The Home Office has the power to withdraw their original refusal decision. This Power is usually exercised where a strong appeal is filed with persuasive Grounds of Appeal challenging the original refusal decision. In addition to this, political and media pressure can often help to get the Home Office to expedite their decision-making process and look into cases seriously. Our Solicitors and Barristers can assist you to get your case the right type of political and media pressure required to achieve a positive outcome.
A Home Office refusal decision is likely to be withdrawn where the original refusal decision is made erroneously or the Home Office caseworker has failed to exercise the use of the Evidential Flexibility policy. The Evidential Flexibility policy can be found in the Home Offices’ own Policy Guidance which has also been incorporated within the Immigration Rules.
Our Solicitors and Barristers are regularly instructed on UK Immigration appeal matters and our specialist immigration team have successfully persuaded the Home Office to withdraw their original refusal decision. This constitutes a major success as Applicants can potentially save ample time and resolve their UK Immigration status without having to wait for a full substantive hearing. To find out more information on how our Solicitors and Barristers can assist in persuading the Home Office to withdraw their original refusal decision, Applicants should contact us without further delay.
Using Legal Representation to Submit a UK Immigration Appeal
Legal representatives, such as our specialist immigration and visa law firm, are qualified to advise you on immigration law and your immigration status. It is possible to instruct an immigration and visa legal representative to submit a UK Immigration appeal.
Caseworkers at the Home Office are trained to reject applications which are improperly prepared, for example by failing to provide the correct supporting evidence. In order to ensure your UK Immigration appeal succeeds, all necessary documents must be provided.
This can be a significant administrative task and you will need to submit the correct documentary evidence. The UK Immigration Rules are complex and a legal representative can help ensure that your UK Immigration appeal meets the Immigration Rules.
Successful UK Immigration Appeal
Our team of solicitors and barristers are specialist immigration lawyers who act in your best interest. We offer a client-tailored approach from the outset. From the very first meeting, we will be able to advise you in respect of your immigration status and the merit of your UK Immigration appeal before your matter even reaches the Home Office. We can assist you with the preparation and submission of your UK Immigration appeal.
We are based in the legal epicentre of London, just across the road from the Royal Courts of Justice in order to ensure we get the best results for our clients. LEXVISA is just minutes away from the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Royal Courts of Justice and other central London courts.
Preparation is the key to a successful UK Immigration appeal. Our UK immigration and visa solicitors are here to guide you through the complex immigration rules and requirements. If you wish to meet one of our lawyers, please call our Immigration Team so we can assess your case and arrange your legal consultation.
Contact our London immigration solicitors on 02071830570 or complete our contact form.