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Immigration Appeals and Administrative Reviews
Receiving a Home Office refusal letter is often frustrating and confusing, particularly when the decision made is unjust or due to a poorly completed application. Our team of experienced solicitors are on hand to help you with making an appeal or administrative review.
It is important that you seek expert legal advice as soon as possible after receiving a refusal, as there are important time limits that you need to be aware of.
To speak to a solicitor about any matters related to appeals or administrative reviews, contact us today on 0203 675 7600, or fill in our online enquiry form and a member of the immigration team will get back to you.
How JMW Can Help
Our immigration solicitors specialise in providing advice and assistance in respect of all immigration appeals and administrative review applications. From our office located in central London, we assist clients based within the United Kingdom and internationally.
We can assist in the preparation of paper appeals or drafting grounds of the appeal, as well as representation at oral hearings.
Making an Immigration Appeal
The introduction of Section 15 of the Immigration Act 2014 replaced the right of appeal for all immigration refusal decisions with a system of administrative review, meaning it is no longer possible to pursue a formal appeal through the court system if an application is refused. This has made administrative review the only process available to correct case working errors following decisions where there is no right of appeal.
It is important to note that it is not possible to appeal or request an administrative review of a decision to refuse a visitor or short-term student application. Those who have had applications refused under these routes should submit fresh applications that address the reasons for refusal.
There is a strong argument against the effectiveness of the administrative review process in addressing situations where the Home Office has made an error in the processing of an application, which has led to a refusal.