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- Written by Arshad Mahmood
There is a statutory right of appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) against the decision of the Home Office to refuse asylum and human rights claim of the asylum seeker unless the Secretary of State for the Home Office certifies the asylum and Human Rights claim as manifestly unfounded. If asylum or human rights claim is certified as manifestly unfounded and no right of appeal is given by the Home Office, the decision of the Home Office can then be challenged by way of Judicial Review in High Court.
The Notice of appeal is submitted to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) within 10 working days (5 working days if asylum seeker is detained at the time of decision and 2 working days if asylum case is being considered under the Fast Track Process) of the receipt of the refusal letter. The asylum appeal is heard by the Immigration Judge at First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber).
Our Services For Asylum Appeal
We can represent you in your asylum appeal against the decision of the Home Office to refusal your asylum application and do all the work until decision by the Immigration Judge at First Tier Tribunal on your asylum appeal. Our work will include:
- considering the contents of the refusal letter of the Home Office, UKBA and discuss any possible grounds to challenge the same by way of appeal to the first tier tribunal;
- advising you on the relevant requirements, relevant laws and procedures;
- advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your asylum appeal;
- considering the contents of such documents and discussing the same with you;
- advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your asylum appeal;
- preparing grounds in support of the appeal arguing how the decision of the Home Office, UKBA is not in accordance with the relevant laws and facts;
- preparing a cover letter in support of the appeal;
- submitting the appeal to the First Tier Tribunal by fax or special delivery;
- Preparing any witness statements for the witnesses who will appear in court on the date of the hearing to give their oral evidence in support of the asylum appeal;
- Preparing appellant's bundle of documents and to serve the same on the First Tier Tribunal and the Home Office Presenting Officers Unit within the prescribed time;
- Appearing in court as your legal representative on the date of appeal hearing and argue your asylum case before the Immigration Judge; and
- Liaising with the First Tier Tribunal and do all the follow up work until decision by the Immigration Judge at First Tier Tribunal on your asylum appeal.
Why Sunrise Solicitors For Your Asylum Appeal?
The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with appeals against the refusal refusal of asylum claims. The quality of our service is self-evident from the reviews of our clients about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your asylum appeal and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.
Our Fees For Appeal To The First Tier Tribunal Against Refusal Of Your Asylum Application
- We will charge you a fee from £1,500 + VAT for our professional immigration services in relation to your asylum appeal to the First Tier Tribunal against the refusal of your asylum application by the Home Office, UKBA. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in your asylum appeal.
- The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision is made by the Immigration Judge on your asylum appeal.
- If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and the balance must be paid within a month from the date of initial instructions.
- It is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Medical Reports, Court Fee for the appeal, etc. The agreed fee will cover representative's fee for representing you in the court regarding your immigration appeal hearing.