Appeals to the Immigration Tribunal

In some instances, you can appeal an unsatisfactory visa decision.


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If the Home Office has refused your immigration application, you may be able to appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber). Not all decisions can be appealed. However, you will generally have a right of appeal to the First Tier Tribunal if the Home Office has:

  • Refused your protection claim (often called an ‘asylum claim’ or ‘humanitarian protection’)
  • Revoked your protection status
  • Refused your human rights claim
  • Refused you a residence document or deported you under the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016
  • Revoked your British citizenship
  • Refused or revoked your status, vary the length or conditions of your stay, or deported you under the EU Settlement Scheme
  • Refused or revoked your travel permit or family permit under the EU Settlement Scheme or restrict your rights to enter or leave the UK under those permits
  • Refused or revoked your permit, or deported you if you are a Frontier Worker
  • Refused or revoked your leave or deported you if you are a S2 healthcare worker.

You can only appeal to the Tribunal if you have the legal right to appeal. Your decision letter will tell you whether you have the right to appeal. If your decision letter does not confirm that you have the right to appeal, it will usually tell you if you can apply for an administrative review instead.

How we can help

We can support you through the immigration appeals process. We assist clients from receipt of a refusal, all the way through preparing appeal documents and attending the hearing. You can be assured that your appeal process will be managed in a professional and organised manner. We will be with you every step of the way.


How do you appeal to the Immigration Tribunal? 

In most cases, you will submit the appeal online using MyHMCTS service. You will need to submit your appeal, add any supporting documents and request a hearing date. We can assist with the whole process. 

Is there a time limit on when you can appeal a decision? 

You have 14 days from the date of the decision to submit an appeal. You can still apply after this 14-day period, however, you will need to explain why you missed the deadline and the Tribunal will then need to decide whether to hear your appeal. 

How much does it cost to appeal to the Immigration Tribunal? 

It costs £80 to appeal without a hearing, or £140 to appeal with a hearing. 

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