UK Visa Appeal

If you have applied for a visa and it has been rejected, you may be able to Appeal the Home Office decision. This, however, is not a straightforward process and an exceptional case that is both well presented and highly persuasive is needed for the Home Office to reconsider and overturn their initial rejection.

This process is not only complicated, but it can also be long and drawn out. In order to achieve a more efficient process and to increase chances of a successful Appeal, it is advisable to work alongside an experienced team who can put forth a professionally presented case that reads well, offering a convincing and thorough argument to the Home Office.

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Why visa applications may be rejected

When Appealing a Home Office decision it is absolutely key to ensure the chances of the Appeal being allowed is maximised. Visas can be rejected for a number of reasons, from technical errors to inaccurate or insufficient information provided to the Home Office. Oftentimes rejections can be fought as the individual seeking a visa does meet all the necessary criteria and requirements but has not presented this well through their application.

Our experienced team will help ensure that your appeal is properly presented and highlights that you do, in fact, meet all of the requirements necessary to successfully receive the visa that you are applying for.

The visa Appeal process

There are qualifying reasons that present grounds for appeal on a visa refusal in accordance with section 82 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002.

You may Appeal to the Immigration & Asylum Tribunal if you have received a decision to:

  • refuse a protection claim
  • refuse a human rights claim
  • revoke protection status

Once you have received notice of your decision, you have 14 days if you are based in the UK and 28 days if you have been refused entry out with, you may launch an appeal with the First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum).

You can either apply for an oral hearing or a paper hearing and you will have an opportunity to contest the initial application. During the appeal process, UKVI will be thorough when looking over your application, therefore a strong case is needed that highlights why their rejection was not based on solid foundations in accordance with UK immigration law.

The UK Government website cites immigration advisors as a resource when appealing your decision, it is highly advisable to appeal in collaboration with experienced and knowledgeable professionals to ensure a strong case is presented.


What if my visa expires while appealing?

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How long does the Appeal process typically take?

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