If you are given right of appeal against the refusal of your application for entry clearance (visa), you can appeal against the immigration decision of the Entry Clearance Officer within 28 days of the receipt of the refusal letter. The Notice of appeal can be submitted either to the British Embassy/British High Commission in your country of origin or First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in the UK. The appeal is heard by the Immigration Judge at First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in the UK.

The overseas post will not receive the determination until approximately 6 weeks later. Please wait until then before contacting post.

*The First Tier Tribunal aim to hear appeals at the earliest possible date 15 weeks after the appeal was lodged. Please be aware if you lodged your appeal between July and October, due to the increase in numbers of appeals, your appeal is likely to have to wait longer before it can be heard.

Legal Affairs Solicitors are experts in dealing with appeals against refusal of applications for entry clearance. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in West Midlands in relation to your entry clearance appeal and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your Entry Clearance Appeal, we will:

  • take detailed Instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration law and procedure to be adopted by the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in your entry clearance appeal;
  • discuss your entry clearance appeal in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your entry clearance appeal;
  • discuss reasons for refusal letter with you and advise you about possible grounds of appeal;
  • advise you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your entry clearance appeal;
  • consider contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the appeal and discuss the same with you;
  • complete the relevant appeal form and discuss the same with you;
  • prepare grounds of appeal to rebut reasons for refusal of your visa application;
  • prepare a covering letter to introduce and support the entry clearance appeal;
  • submit notice of appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) with all the supporting documentation;
  • liaise with the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal for expeditious decision on your entry clearance appeal;
  • discuss the contents of the respondent's bundle with you and prepare a detailed witness statement to be submitted in support of the entry clearance appeal;
  • prepare the indexed and paginated appeal bundles of documents to be submitted in support of the entry clearance appeal;
  • arrange a pre-hearing conference with our representative who will discuss your appeal case with you and advise you about the court procedure in relation to your entry clearance appeal;
  • represent you before the Immigration Judge at First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber);
  • discuss your court hearing with you and discuss with you the likely outcome of the appeal hearing;
  • do all the follow up work until decision is reached on your appeal;
  • advise you about the implications of the decision on your entry clearance appeal

 

Our Fee For An Entry Clearance Appeal

 

Entry Clearance Appeal Stage 1 (Pre-Hearing/Administrative Review)

  • We will charge you a fee from £750.00which will cover all our work until we receive hearing notice from the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber). If visa is granted following review by the Entry Clearance Officer and we withdraw our appeal before the Notice of Hearing is received, there will be no further charge and this will be considered as end of the appeal matter;
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and the balance cab be paid within a month from the time of initial instructions.

Entry Clearance Appeal Stage 2 (Tribunal Hearing)

  • If visa is not granted by the Entry Clearance Officer following review and we are served with the hearing notice and respondent's bundle. We will charge a fee from £750.00for all work until a decision is made by the Immigration Judge on your entry clearance appeal.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and the balance can be paid within a month from the date of initial instructions.
  • It is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by  us on your behalf e.g. barrister's fee appearing before the Immigration Judge at the date of appeal hearing, court fee, translation of documents, Medical Reports etc.