(PRWEB UK) 22 January 2013
If you've applied for a UK Visa and your application has been denied, you are entitled to and have the means to file an appeal with the UK Border Agency. A UK Immigration Barristers spokesperson comments: “Launching an appeal is most commonly done on the grounds that a person’s human rights have been infringed.”
The top tip for launching an appeal is to actually find out if it is viable. UK Immigration specialists review your case to determine whether it is beneficial to make an appeal or fresh application.
When making an appeal you have to submit the information issued for the initial application. If it is deemed beneficial to submit additional documentation or documents missing in the initial application to support your case then this is done at the time the appeal is lodged.
The process of appealing a UK entry refusal:
Firstly, you’ll receive a notice of the refusal decision, this is simply written confirmation that your application for UK Immigration has been denied along with the reasons.
Secondly, depending on the circumstances of your case, you will receive an Immigration and Asylum Tribunal Appeal form, otherwise known as an IAFT-1 or IAFT-2 appeal form. These forms will need to be completed diligently and submitted in full in order to register that you want to appeal an entry clearance decision.
Finally, you will receive a manual to assist you with completing the necessary notice of appeal form.
However, another top tip for making an appeal against a UK entry refusal decision is to get the help of an Immigration service that has experience of this complex area of immigration.
Employing the services of a UK Immigration Barrister, for instance, has many benefits. The major benefit is having someone to assist you with the legal aspect of an appeal, including the filling out of an IAFT form and legal representation.
It’s important to note that having the help of a UK Immigration expert is proven to reduce the number of visa refusals. Overall, around 70% of visa applications are rejected due to errors made by applicants who have not supplied the correct information or documentation.
An Immigration Barrister can help you to:
Decide whether to send your appeal directly to the Visa department that denied your initial application or to the official Government body that oversees the entire application process. This is the First Tier Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber, otherwise known as IAFT.
Complete an IAFT-2 form, which is required within 28 days following the receipt of a notice of refusal document. When completing this form, it should be detailed as to why an applicant feels that they should be granted a UK visa. It’s also advised to provide as much supporting information as possible in order to strengthen any appeal application.
Follow up on your IAFT form. Contact the IAFT to make sure that your appeal application has been received. From here it’s possible to find out the likely time of an appeal hearing.
Finally, present your case as strongly as possible during an appeal hearing. It is advised that you attend the hearing in order to make your appeal more genuine and credible. A decision will then be made either on the day, or you will receive written confirmation.
Using the services of Immigration experts means that the stress of making an appeal is taken away from the applicant. People can be rest assured that they are receiving the legal assistance required for appealing successfully.
The full right of appeal is only granted to those applying for a family visit visa or a UK Visa that provides permanent residency when there are family members already residing in the UK.
Should you have applied for a UK Visa for the purposes of working in Britain, but were refused; you may not be entitled to appeal. Any opportunity to appeal will be clearly stated on the refusal notice.
Don’t falsify documents. Providing counterfeit documents can lead to a heavy fine or a two-year prison sentence.
A UK Immigration Barristers spokesperson said: “Our service is available to assist people with launching an appeal regarding a UK Immigration matter. To learn more about the appeals process or to get an informed opinion on a particular refusal, people can visit http://www.ukimmigrationbarristers.com/uk-visa-appeals-categories.php”