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Tier 1, 2 & 4 Visa Appeal Lawyers in London

Having your visa refused is very common in UK immigration and can happen with any type of visa application, including tier 1, tier 2 and tier 4. Receiving a visa refusal doesn’t have to be the end of the road for you, and you don’t need to panic if your application has been denied. Our immigration lawyers can assist you in a visa appeal, to get your dream of moving to the UK to live and work back on track. Our team in London helps to make the appeals process straightforward for you.

What are points based system appeals?

Our leading immigration lawyers in London have a wealth of experience in winning immigration appeals before the Immigration Courts. These courts are known as the First Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum). We have specialist teams who deal with Appeal cases. Whether you’ve had your Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa refused, a Tier 2 visa refused due to salary, or a UK tier 4 visa refusal, we take 100% of appeal cases. Guaranteed. Whatever the reason for your visa refusal, we can assist you in preparing for your appeal, giving you the best chance of getting your UK visa granted on the next attempt.

We undertake all appeals against Immigration refusals under the UK’s current point-based system. The points based system is the Immigration categories at Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 4 and Tier 5. (Tier 3 is inactive).  If the refusal is a non-points based system case, but is by the UKBA in the UK or by an Entry Clearance Post abroad, then please see our Immigration Appeals page for more information on how we can assist you.

If you need assistance with your visa appeal for Tier 1, 2 or 4, our immigration lawyers in London can assist you. Your first chat is always cost free and commitment free. Get in touch today to discuss your case

I have received an immigration refusal. What do I do next?

If you receive a Tier 1 general refusal, Tier 2 general visa refusal or a Tier 4 visa refusal, the UKBA will have provided you with a reason for refusal letter. If you choose to work with us, our immigration team will look over your refusal letter for you to gain insight on your case, and work out why the visa was refused. From here, we can assist you in making the issue right, and will advise you on whether you have grounds to appeal.

Individuals are only able to appeal against a visa decision if they have the legal right to appeal. You’ll usually be informed of this in your visa refusal letter. You have 28 days to appeal after you get your decision. If you apply after the deadline, you must explain why – the tribunal will decide if it can still hear your appeal.

Our Immigration Appeal Lawyers offer a free appraisal service to help you to understand if you are eligible to appeal and your chances of success. After speaking to us on the telephone, we will invite you to send us a scanned copy of the visa refusal letter. We will then provide you with information on the following:

  • Our Immigration Appeal Lawyers will give you information on our fee for assisting you with your visa appeal. At Westkin, we do not adopt a fixed pricing strategy – we give you an individual price for the amount of work we will complete on your case. We will not overcharge or fit your appeal into a cheap pricing strategy. This is one of our six unbreakable promises.

  • We will give you an idea of how long the appeal will take to resolve at the First Tier Tribunal – Immigration and Asylum Chamber.

  • Our Immigration Appeal Lawyers will give you detailed information about how likely it is that your appeal will be successful, and what to expect from the appeals process.

To speak to one of our lawyers today about your immigration appeal, please get in touch.

What is the appeals process?

The first step in Tier 1, 2 and 4 refusal cases is to make an application in writing to challenge the refusal decision of the lower court (known as the first tier tribunal).

When you work with us, your assigned immigration solicitor will make this process easy for you. Their work will include reading through the determination issued by the immigration judge and looking for material errors of law, or any mistakes in procedure that the judge has followed. Your immigration solicitor will then draft the challenges to your visa decision, and will send this to the court on your behalf.

If the grounds of appeal are successful, the next hearing for your case would be before the Upper Tier of the Tribunal. This is to establish whether there was enough in reality an error of law. This is usually a very technical argument based upon previous legal decisions and they take a lot of skill. Because of the complexity of this area of the law, it is highly recommended that legal assistance is sought for any Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 4 visa refusal cases. 

If your appeal case before the Upper Tier of the Tribunal is successful, the higher courts can either reverse the decision on your visa being refused, or they can also refuse the case, in which case the judge’s initial decision stands. In some cases, if the appeal is unsuccessful, there may be an option to have a retrial or rehearing, and the appeals process starts again.

Our leading experienced immigration lawyers are on hand to assist you with the complex appeals process, and will give your case the best chance of being successful at the Upper Tier of the Tribunal. Forms of appeal require a high degree of skill and require the highest level of OISC regulation. Our immigration lawyers are all OISC regulated and have the experience necessary to assist you with your case.

If you are unhappy with the decision on your visa and wish to challenge a refusal granted by immigration judge, please contact our immigration lawyers as soon as possible. The deadlines for these appeal applications tend to be very strict, and we are on hand to assist you immediately. Get in touch today.

Why choose Westkin for your immigration appeal?

If you choose our immigration lawyers to assist you with your immigration appeal, we can assure you of the following:

Clear Pricing for Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 4 appeals.

Once we have spoken to you about your immigration appeal. We will provide you with a clear price that includes our barrister’s costs. We will also provide you with a clear payment plan. This allows you to make a choice on whether our fees are right for you, and assures you that there are no hidden payments.

The best Immigration Appeal Advocates

We only work with barristers from specialist Chambers, so you can be assured that you’re getting the experience and dedication that you pay for, and that your case deserves. The barristers we work with are well experienced in Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 4 Visa appeals.

We will tell you in advance who will be representing you at court and allow you to decide from their online profile whether you want them to represent your case. We brief our barristers in advance of the hearing and get their feedback early. All of this helps to give your case the best chance of approval.

“I have dealt with Westkin twice on a complex application and their service was very professional and up to a very high standard. My case went on appeal and what I particularly appreciated is that, instead of dealing with the appeal in-house, they hired an external expert in this field to give my case the best chance. This is what putting the customer first means.”

10 years experience in preparing tier 1, 2 and 4 appeals, and winning them.

We do not pass our cases off to junior staff, who can practice on your case. Your caseworker will be professional and experienced. Our head of the Immigration Appeals Team, Amir Zaidi, is accredited by 4 different training companies, and has 10 years experience in running appeals as a caseworker and a barrister. He trains each member of our appeals team, providing each member with the necessary skills to support you and your case.

Full guidance on preparing witness statements.

We think an appeal statement is crucial in getting your voice and case across to the Immigration Judge. We work in collaboration with you to get a statement that has the correct points but remains in your voice. 

Full preparation of court bundles.

We use our experience to ensure that all of the documents that are needed for the Immigration Tribunal are prepared and presented in a clear format. We will assist you in gathering all of the necessary information for the appeal, and will ensure that you are fully prepared for the hearing.

Some examples of our appeal work include

There are a number of reasons why your case may need to go to an immigration appeal, and our lawyers specialise in understanding where your first application went wrong, and the work that needs to be done to further support your case. Some of the appeals which our team have worked on include:


  • Winning an appeal where the maintenance was held for less than 3 months.
  • Winning an appeal where the maintenance was held in an account that was not in the client’s lawyers name.
  • Winning an appeal where the maintenance was held in a bond account, rather than a savings account.

Previous earnings

  • Winning an appeal where the bank statements were sent incomplete.
  • Winning an appeal where the clients did not qualify based upon promises that were made on the Home Office enquiry line.
  • Winning an appeal where in order to provide the evidence, the qualifying period was changed.

Client case study

“I approached Westkin after my initial visa application was refused. I had chosen poor representation to begin with and so was very sceptical about who I asked to appeal on my behalf, but I could not have been more impressed with Westkin.

I was facing the prospect of being deported away from my fiance and stepson, but from the very first moment I met Amir Zaidi, I walked out of the offices feeling as though a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I looked around but could not find anyone who gave me the same feelings of confidence as Westkin Associates.

The lawyers who handled my case were simply outstanding. The accessibility I had with them was fantastic and their advice on documents was second to none, and proved to be one of our strongest weapons. but most importantly they are human in the sense that time and time again they put my mind at rest and left me feeling confident. They were able to turn an initial refusal into a victory in appeal, and my only regret is not seeking advice from them initially.

They are genuinely nice people without whom my family would have been separated. If only they knew how much I appreciated their time.”

If your visa application has been refused and you’re unsure what to do next, our immigration lawyers can help. Get in touch today for a cost-free, commitment-free chat about your case.

We pride ourselves on winning the unwinnable points-based appeals

Our Immigration Appeals team prides itself on 2 things:

  1. Making every effort to win all our appeals by being the best Immigration Lawyers there are.
  2. Taking on the cases that no other lawyer will take and then winning them.

Working with the best specialist barristers, we have developed a confident and focused approach to overturning decisions under Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 4 points-based system appeals.

Unlike other immigration law firms, we only use barristers for our appeals, and we only use the best barristers in the immigration field.

We aim to appeal and win

All those applying under the Points Based System will have noticed the strict requirements of the immigration rules in this area. Even those who qualify under the rules can find themselves refused further leave to remain just because they didn’t have the correct documents or correct wording on their evidence.

We understand that receiving a visa refusal can be concerning, but we’re here to assist you. It’s important to act quickly after a visa refusal, to give you the best chance of having the decision overturned. If you have been refused an application under Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 4 and you’re unsure what to do next, please get in touch

Westkin Associates


5th Floor, Maddox House,

1 Maddox Street




United Kingdom

020 8038 7627

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