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No visa – what next?

Immigration Solicitor in London

You have excitedly applied for a visa to live, work or invest in the UK because you can see a world of possibilities here, or perhaps you have already been invited to join an existing venture.

You may have used every ounce of enthusiasm in the process of applying for a visa, which can be a long and arduous one. What do you do if, having jumped through all those hoops, your application is denied?

Here at Saracens Solicitors, our experienced immigration solicitor in London can quickly and clearly present you with your options. Whether we made the initial application for you or not, we can still fight the appeal for you, and we will keep going until we have exhausted every avenue available to us.

As an immigration solicitor in London with 13 years’ experience, we have gone through and won many visa appeals, in a variety of cases. Whether you want to set up a business in the UK or invest in a scheme here, the technical skill and know-how of our advisors can help make that a reality.

There are different kinds of appeals available and you may be eligible to try more than one route. Here’s some of the possibilities:

  • Administrative review: there is a strict time limit on applying for an administrative review, so do contact our immigration solicitor in London as soon as you receive your decision if you would like to try this type of appeal. We request that the Home Office checks to see if they have correctly awarded points to your application;
  • Discretionary application: this is available to those who have been living in the UK for five or more years. You can use this appeal if you can provide evidence that you have established a private or family life, through the European Convention on Human Rights. The ECHR enshrines the right to a private and family life in UK law;
  • Judicial review: similar to the administrative review, this appeal rests on whether the Home Office carried out its work correctly. It doesn’t look at the validity of your case, but rather considers whether the Home Office decision was lawful or not.


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