Our immigration lawyers are trained to ensure we quote a fixed fee before we start any work. This is so that our clients can have peace of mind that there will be no nasty surprises later on down the line. Our lawyers undertake Immigration Appeals frequently and we believe we are specialists in this area.
Recently the First Tier Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber has introduced fees for hearing a case. If you would like your appeal to be heard orally (in person at court) then the fee is £140. If you would like your appeal to be heard on paper then the fee is £80.
If you are in detention then you have five working days from the date of the Home Office’s decision in which to appeal. If you are not detained then you have ten working days in which to appeal. You must make the appeal in time, or else you risk losing your right of appeal. Out of time appeal’s will be considered, however you must have strong reasons for your appeal being out if time in order for it to succeed.
If you are submitting an appeal from within the UK then you must complete form IAFT-1.
If you are submitting an appeal from outside of the UK in Entry Clearance cases then you must complete IAFT-2, and if you are appealing against a decision made in the UK and you only have a right of appeal out of country, i.e. when you return to your country of origin, then you must complete IAFT-3 form. All of these forms can be found on the following website.
There are some exceptions where the fee for lodging your appeal is waived, for instance in asylum cases and also where your case is funded by the legal services commission.
Guidance on how to complete the forms can also be found on the above link. When submitting your appeal it is very important that you fully complete the form and check that it has been completed correctly. It is also very important that you enclose the notice of decision to which you are appealing. This is the letter from the Home Office/Entry Clearance Officer that states that they have refused your application and it also state the date that they served you with their decision and the deadline to appeal.
If you are in any doubt about how to complete your appeal form then you can arrange for our document checking service here at Westkin. Or alternatively, we can fully prepare your appeal case, including submitting your appeal with detailed grounds of appeal, preparing your case and evidence for your appeal and representing you at your appeal in court.
If this is something you are interested in then please do not hesitate to contact us here at Westkin.
Our team of expert lawyers and solicitors and Westkin are on hand to help you with your case, no matter how complex. Our team have worked across a wealth of cases, from simple and straight forward application processes, to more complicated claims. We are on hand to assist you with your needs, whatever those may be. We make a promise to our clients that we will offer them with a fast, honest and reliable service and we endeavour to offer this in all that we do. If you are interested in discussing your immigration queries with a member of our team, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we will be happy to assist you. You can email us, give us a call or use the contact form at the top of the page to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.
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