Some of the facts:
If your spouse/partner is already living in the UK and is a British citizen or has a settlement or humanitarian protection or refugee status (post flight), you may apply to join him/her in the UK; To be able to join or remain in the UK with your partner, you are required to show that you meet the minimum income threshold for a spouse visa, proof of legal marriage or civil partnership, proof of English proficiency and suitable accommodation in the UK where you will reside together. You also need to meet the suitability requirements; Poor preparation and submission of Spouse Visa Application may attract refusal but applicant gets right of appeal in the majority of the cases;
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UK Immigration Appeal Process
We are a specialised UK immigration law firm.
Today I want to talk to you about UK immigration appeal.
You might be able to appeal to the First-tier TRIBUNAL if the Home Office has refused your ‘asylum claim’, human rights claim or made a decision under the EEA Regulations.
The tribunal is INDEPENDENT of government. A judge will listen to both sides of the argument before making a decision.
If you are having a full right of appeal, then you should consider seeking legal advice from an experienced immigration lawyer.
Let me share as to how we deal with the appeals at A Y & J Solicitors.
The first step is to review your case and find out the chances of success for an appeal, the fees involved and the recommended approach to your appeal.
It’s not always advisable to appeal a decision, so make sure you have an expert advice before moving forward.
You will then be asked to gather documents and information to support your appeal. It’s important
that this is done quickly, because the deadline for appeal is short and inflexible.
Next, the hearing preparation begins. Let me summarize this in 5 points.
Point 1 includes compiling evidence to support your appeal,
Point 2 includes the skeleton argument your lawyer prepares in your defence,
Point 3 includes any examples of case law that are pertinent,
Point 4 includes any violation of the Home Office’s policy guidance, and
Point 5 includes a detailed statement of your situation that is completely accurate in showing your circumstances.
Your lawyer will then help you get ready by reviewing all information and any questions you may be asked during your hearing.
Now, at the hearing stage, there is a set structure.
First you will have a pre-hearing conference with your lawyer to help you feel confident and calm. Next, a brief meeting takes place between your lawyer and the presenting officer of the Home Office. Occasionally a favourable decision could arise from this meeting, and the hearing could be shortened to a decision. If a decision could not be made, the skeleton argument is handed to the judge, and your case is presented. You will be asked questions by your lawyer and by the Home Office. Then after, closing submissions are heard from the both sides. The hearing would be concluded with a private meeting with your lawyer to ensure that you understand everything that was discussed.
Usually a decision about your appeal is given later and is received in writing. After you receive this decision, you meet with your lawyer —hopefully to celebrate your upcoming Visa!
The appeal process is technical and often complex, if you have any questions or require our assistance, please get in touch. We’ve processed many successful appeals, and we can help you too. Our contact details are at the bottom of this video.
Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
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