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/British High Commission 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.

Processing Times For Entry Clearance Appeal

     
ECO Refusal Letter Received
28 Calendar Days to Appeal
to First Tier Tribunal
Estimated time
0 Weeks
     
 
First Tier Tribunal
Appeal Received
 
     
 
ECO informed
and
Review Decision
 
     
Yes - Original Decision
Overturned
Visa Issued
Issue Visa?
 
 
No
 
 
Appeal Proceeds
ECO Submits
Evidence
 
     
 
Hearing Date Set
And
Notices Sent
11 weeks
     
 
Hearing (Appeal Heard
by Judiciary)
*15 weeks
     
 
Decision sent to
all parties
17 weeks

This is the end of the First Tier Tribunal's part of the process. The overseas post will not receive the determination until approximately 6 weeks later. Please wait until then before contacting post.

*The First Tier Tribunal aim to hear appeals at the earliest possible date 15 weeks after the appeal was lodged. Please be aware if you lodged your appeal between July and October, due to the increase in numbers of appeals, your appeal is likely to have to wait longer before it can be heard.

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Entry Clearance Appeal?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with appeals against refusal of applications for entry clearance. 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.

If instructed to represent you regarding your Entry Clearance Appeal, we will do the following for you:

  • Our immigration solicitors will take Detailed Instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration law and procedure to be adopted by the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in your entry clearance appeal;
  • Our immigration solicitors will discuss your entry clearance appeal in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your entry clearance appeal;
  • Our immigration solicitors will discuss reasons for refusal letter with you and advise you about possible grounds of appeal;
  • Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your entry clearance appeal;
  • Our immigration solicitors will consider contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the appeal and discuss the same with you;
  • Our immigration solicitors will complete the relevant appeal form and discuss the same with you;
  • Our immigration solicitors prepare grounds of appeal to rebut reasons for refusal of your visa application;
  • Our immigration solicitors will prepare a covering letter to introduce and support the entry clearance appeal;
  • Our immigration solicitors will submit notice of appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) with all the supporting documentation;
  • Our immigration solicitors will liaise with the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal for expeditious decision on your entry clearance appeal;
  • Our immigration solicitors will discuss the contents of the respondent's bundle with you and prepare a detailed witness statement to be submitted in support of the entry clearance appeal;
  • Our immigration solicitors will prepare the indexed and paginated appeal bundles of documents to be submitted in support of the entry clearance appeal;
  • Our immigration solicitors will arrange a pre-hearing conference with our representative who will discuss your appeal case with you and advise you about the court procedure in relation to your entry clearance appeal;
  • Our representative will represent you before the Immigration Judge at First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber);
  • Our immigration solicitors will discuss your court hearing with you and discuss with you the likely outcome of the appeal hearing;
  • Our immigration solicitors will do all the follow up work until decision is reached on your appeal;
  • Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the implications of the decision on your entry clearance appeal

Our Fee For An Entry Clearance Appeal

Entry Clearance Appeal Stage 1 (Pre-Hearing Notice)

  • We will charge you a fee from £600.00 which will cover all our work until we receive 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;
  • 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 cab be paid within a month from the time of initial instructions.

Entry Clearance Appeal Stage 2 (Post-Hearing Notice)

  • If visa is not granted by the Entry Clearance Officer following review and we are served with the hearing notice and respondent's bundle. We will charge a fee from £600.00 for all work until a decision is made by the Immigration Judge on your entry clearance 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 can 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. Barrister's fee appearing before the Immigration Judge at the date of appeal hearing, court fee, translation of documents, Medical Reports etc.
     

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Sunrise Solicitors Limited

228 Merton High Street
South Wimbledon
London SW19 1AU

Telephone: 020 8543 0999

Fax: 020 8543 0900

Email: enquiries@sunrisesolicitors.co.uk 

Sunrise Solicitors is the trading name of Sunrise Solicitors Ltd and is registered under company registration no. 6405492. The registered office is at 228 Merton High Street, South Wimbledon, London SW19 1AU. A list of Directors and other members of staff is available for inspection at the registered office. Sunrise Solicitors are registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority under SRA Registration No. 490903 and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Sunrise Solicitors are also members of Immigration Law Practitioners' Association.