There are still a few categories of immigration applications that trigger a right of appeal against the notice of refusal by the Home office, which includes but is not limited to Human Rights application, Spouse Visa Application and EEA applications.

It is mandatory for the home office to give reasons of refusal along with the notice of the decision and to inform the applicant about their rights of appeal, if applicable.

The reasons of refusal shall disclose all the issues/concerns of the Home office which have been identified by the immigration or Visa officer on the basis of the information/documents provided by the applicant or the information already held on record by the home office.

Time to Lodge Appeals

  • All in-country applicants are given 14 calendar days to lodge appeals to the First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration & Asylum Chamber) from the date of issuance of the notice of the decision and the reasons of refusal. The Immigration Tribunals are quite strict in adherence to the deadline of 14 days and one has to give a good reason, in case of any delays.
  • All out-country applicants are given 28 calendar days to lodge appeals to the First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration & Asylum Chamber) from the date of issuance of the notice of the decision. The Immigration Tribunals are quite strict in adherence to the deadline of 28 days and one has to give a good reason, in case of any delays.

Grounds of Immigration Appeal

One has to carefully consider and draft the grounds on which he or she may rely in their appeals.

This is an opportunity for the appellant to address all the concerns and issues raised in the notice of the decision and the reasons for the refusal of the immigration application.

It would also be useful to refer to the information or the documents already provided with the said application and highlighting any relevant sections and provide a detailed explanation addressing the issues.

Drafting grounds of appeal is a specialized area of immigration work and should therefore be left for the experts to handle.

Court Hearings – Bundle of Documents

Once the appeal is lodged along with the grounds of appeal, the AIT schedules the appeal for a full court hearing.

The location of the court depends on the address of the appellant or in case of an out-country appeal on the address of the sponsor or the legal representatives.

Court hearings take place on the scheduled date and venue unless a very good reason is presented to seek adjournment of the court hearing.

The appellant or his legal representatives need to prepare a bundle of documents for the upcoming hearing that is generally sent at least 5 working days before the court hearing.

The bundle should include the witness statement of the appellant (if in-country) or the sponsor or any other witnesses that the appellant wishes to present to the tribunal, a chronology of relevant events, skeleton arguments and all the documents relevant to the issues raised in the notice of the decision or the reasons of refusal.

It is really important to advise the witnesses of the appeal to be well prepared for the hearing and what to expect on the court hearing date.

It has often occurred that the witnesses get confused or panic just because they were asked unexpected questions which they were not sure about or they have not advised anything about it.

Immigration Barristers

We have several renowned Barristers on our panel who have won really good cases for our clients.

We really trust our barristers in representing our clients in the First Tier Tribunals and with the help of whom we have been able to maintain an excellent success record.

Working in liaison with our Immigration Barristers allows them to have a deep insight into the matter and to prepare them accordingly.

It is equally important to prepare the client for the hearing at the First Tier Tribunal, advising them on what to expect on the court hearing and how to handle any unexpected questions.


How our Immigration Solicitors can help you in making an appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration & Asylum Chamber) in the UK?

Our team of UK Immigration Lawyers can expeditiously deal with the Appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal of Immigration and asylum chamber in the UK.

Mr Intisar Chauhan, Principal Solicitor at Chauhan Solicitors, is an expert Immigration Solicitor in London who has been dealing with UK Immigration Laws since 2003.

Immigration Lawyers at Chauhan Solicitors shall provide you with the best possible Immigration advice/consultation and accordingly shall prepare your Appeal under the direct supervision of Mr Chauhan.

After consultation, if you want us to start preparing your case, you can expect the following from our Immigration lawyers;

  • We are registered with Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for data protection that means our client’s information is confidential and safe with Chauhan Solicitors.
  • Our Immigration offices are centrally and conveniently located in Moorgate on Northern Line, offering our clients easy access to our offices. Our Immigration lawyers are within just 20 minutes away from central London by tube.
  • Our existing and former clients believe that we provided them value for money and that they can trust us with their immigration applications to the Home Office, Appeals to the Immigration Tribunals, Judicial Review applications etc. You may find our client’s review in the Testimonial section on our website or on Google.
  • Our Immigration Lawyers shall discuss your Immigration Appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal in length and advise you on the required documents and procedure of the Appeal matter to the First-Tier Tribunal.
  • Our Immigration Lawyers have teamed up with the best Immigration Barristers in and out of London who are well equipped to advise on any complicated Immigration Appeal matters.
  • It will be our aim to keep you posted at all material times during the pendency of your matter, for this matter our clients can log on to our website and keep a close eye on the progress of their immigration matter at any time.
  • Our fees are competitive and we charge you in your immigration matters on an agreed fee basis.
  • We shall never surprise you with hidden charges/fees.

An Immigration Appeal is not a DIY job and we strongly advise you to seek professional help who are competent in handling the complexities of the immigration matter.

We have extensive experience in representing our clients in their immigration appeals successfully and have been able to obtain relief for many of our clients who were wrongfully refused visas or further leave to remain under or outside the immigration rules, or residence card / permanent residence under the EEA regulations.

You can contact us at 0203 514 2536  or and one of our team members will be in touch with you shortly. Or in an emergency, we can be contacted at 07817897184.