- Written by Arshad Mahmood
If you are given right of appeal against the refusal of your application for entry clearance (visa), you can appeal against the immigration decision of the Entry Clearance Officer within 28 days of the receipt of the refusal letter. The Notice of appeal can be submitted either to the British Embassy/High Commission/Consulate in your country of origin or First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in the UK. The appeal is heard by the Immigration Judge at First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in the UK.
If you have not been given right of appeal against the refusal of your application, there may be a possibility to challenge the refusal by way of Judicial Review in High Court or, alternatively, a fresh application may be submitted to the British Embassy/High Commission/Counsulate in some cases.
Our Services For Entry Clearance Appeal
We can represent you in your entry clearance appeal and do all the work until decision by the Immigration Judge at First Tier Tribunal on your appeal. Our work will include:
- considering the contents of the refusal letter of the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) 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 appeal;
- considering the contents of such documents and discussing the same with you;
- advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your appeal;
- preparing grounds in support of the appeal arguing how the decision of the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) is not in accordance with the relevant laws and facts;
- preparing a cover letter in support of the entry clearance 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 hearing to give their oral evidence in support of the 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 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 entry clearance appeal.
Why Sunrise Solicitors For Your Entry Clearance Appeal?
The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with entry clearance appeals against the refusal decisions made by the Entry Clearance Officers (ECOs). 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 entry clearance appeal and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.
Our Fees For Entry Clearance Appeal
Entry Clearance Appeal Stage 1 (Pre-Hearing Notice)
- We will charge you a fee from £500 (no VAT) which will cover all our work until we receive a hearing notice from the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber). If visa is granted following review by the Entry Clearance Officer and we withdraw our appeal before the Notice of Hearing is received, there will be no further charge and this will be considered as end of the appeal matter.
- 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.
Entry Clearance Appeal Stage 2 (Post-Hearing Notice)
- If visa is not granted by the Entry Clearance Officer following review by the Entry Clearance Manager (ECM) and we are served with the hearing notice and respondent's bundle, we will charge a fee from £500 (no VAT) for all our work until a decision is made by the Immigration Judge on your entry clearance appeal.
- It is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. Barrister's fee for appearing in court before the Immigration Judge at the date of appeal hearing; translation of documents, Medical Reports, Court Fee for the appeal etc.