Appeals and Administrative Reviews

It may be that you require assistance in appealing against a refusal you have received from the Home Office.

If you are outside the UK and your application for entry clearance (UK visa) is refused by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO), it may be that you can appeal to the First Tier Tribunal within 28 days of the receipt of the notice of refusal from the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO). This is usually known as an entry clearance appeal.

If you are inside the UK and your application for extension of stay in the UK has been refused, you can sometimes appeal to the First Tier Tribunal against the refusal of such application within 14 days after the date the refusal letter was sent to you by the Home Office, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI). Your Reasons for Refusal letter will inform you if you have the right of appeal and whether you are able to exercise that right of appeal from within the UK.

Under the new Immigration rules the circumstances where you are granted and in country right of appeal (where you can lodge your appeal while still in the UK) are now limited. Often, you may now be required to leave the UK in order to appeal your refusal though in limited circumstances we may be able to assist you with challenging this decision.

A refusal of PBS application from inside or outside the UK can be challenged by way of a request for an Administrative Review.

Whatever your situation, our immigration specialists have expert knowledge of the appeals system and will know how best to present your case and will advise you fully on the strength of pursuing your appeal. We are also able to assist where your appeal has already been heard, and you need advice on the merits of an application to the Upper Tribunal.