UK Visa Refusals: How to Challenge Decisions?

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UK Visit Visa Refusals: How to Challenge Decisions?

If you are being refused a UK Visitor Visa then you may need to Reapply by submitting a properly Documented Fresh Application with an assistance of a Legal Adviser. However, if the UK Visitor Visa is refused twice or more than 2-3 times then it is better to file a judicial review for challenging the refusal decision. Further details on UK Visit Visa Representation are available at UK Standard Visit Visa Application Processing and RepresentationAlso see: When to Reapply or Challenge a UK Visa or Immigration Refusal Decision.

Appeals Against a UK Spouse Visa Refusal and Appealable Decisions

What if you have recently been refused a spouse visa to join your settled partner in the UK? In that case, you will have the right to either lodge an appeal against the refusal decision or make a fresh application, depending on the circumstances of your refusal.

You can appeal against all the appealable refusals relating to entering and remaining in the UK, Removals, Deportation. The details of which are covered in our post relating to Details of Appeal Process to Challenge a UK Visa Refusal Decision and Rights of Appeal Against UK Visa and Immigration Refusal Decisions.

Moreover, you can appeal against UK Visa Refusals concerning Human Rights, Protection Claim, Revocation, EEA Family Permit and Deprivation of Citizenship. For more information, please visit Rights of Appeal against UK Visa Refusal Decisions: Human Rights, Protection Claim, Revocation, EEA Family Permit, Deprivation of Citizenship.

Judicial Review UK Visa Refusal

Judicial Review application against a UK Visa refusal decision is a specialist service for challenging any type of Visa Refusals. So, if your visa application is refused in the recent past (that is within last 3 months) and you may like to challenge the refusal decision, then we can help you in lodging your Administrative Review (AR), Judicial Review application (JR) or Appeal.

How to Remove 10 Year Ban?

Please note an appeal against UK visitor visa refusal is not permissible under the Immigration Rules; however, if you have recently been refused visitor visa, you can challenge this refusal by way of an application for Judicial Review (provided that you submit the application for a judicial review within 3 months of the decision of the Entry Clearance Officer).

‘Judicial Review’ to Challenge Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Refusal Decision 

You can also challenge a refusal decision on a Points-Based application such as Tier 1 Entrepreneur, Tier 1 Investor and Tier 2 Work Permit. This will again be by way of a JR application. However, it should be noted that JR is the last alternative. Therefore, before exercising your right for a JR application, you will first be required to request an Administrative Review from the decision post. If your AR request is also refused, then you can submit a Pre Action Protocol to the UKVI and if that is also refused you can then challenge the refusal decision by way of JR, i.e. the last alternative.

If you like to find out more about Judicial Review applications please read our Judicial Review to Challenge Visit Visa and Tier 1 Entrepreneur Refusals and 10 Year Bans.

Judicial Review – To Challenge Any UK Immigration Refusal Decision

Please Note: Judicial Review applications can be filed against any type of immigration-related decision if you have exhausted all the other options to challenge the relevant decision (provided that your case has merits). If you wish to know more about Courts and Tribunals systems in the UK, please click here.

UK Visa Appeal Process Time

Processing Time for an Administrative Review (AR) against a UK Visa Refusal Decision

Administrative Review (AR) is lodged at the Post (i.e. Embassy) and either an ECO or an ECM is the decision maker; whereas, Judicial Review (JR) applications and Appeals are lodged inside the UK. After filing the AR request, the relevant decision-maker body may take up to 28 working days to make a decision.

Processing Time for Appeals and Judicial Review (JR) against a UK Visa Refusal Decision judicial review decision time

Judicial Review (JR) applications and Appeals usually takes 6-12 months to complete and sometimes more depending on the time schedule of the Court. These applications eventually go before a Judge whereby a decision is made by the Judge. 

Contact UK Visa and Immigration Solicitors London

We offer a number of UK Visa and Immigration Services. If you would like to know more and challenge a refusal decision then contact UK Visa and Immigration Solicitors with your case details in a meaningful manner, please.

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