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What to do if your visa is vetoed

Immigration Solicitor in London

Things haven’t worked out the way you hoped. Your visa has been refused. What do you do now?

At Saracens Solicitors, our immigration solicitor in London doesn’t just take you through your initial visa application. If you are turned down, we continue to fight your corner and go through whatever avenues of appeal are open to us.

It doesn’t matter whether we made the initial application for you or you had another immigration solicitor in London, we can still take up your case at this point. The technical skill and experience of our advisors mean that we are well-placed to appeal your case and work to turn the decision in your favour.

There are different kinds of appeals open to you, depending on what kind of visa you have applied for.

Administrative review

This applies to applicants seeking to gain entry to the UK based on the points system. You can request that the Home Office check to see if the points have been correctly awarded. There is a time limit to requesting a review after a refusal, so do contact us straight away if you think you would like to go down this route.

Discretionary application

This option is open to you if you have been settled in the UK for five or more years and have established a private or family life here, but haven’t got a visa that entitles you to remain. The European Convention on Human Rights guarantees the right to a private and family life and we can appeal for you on these grounds.

Judicial review

This is a technical procedure that questions the legality of the Home Office decision in the High Court. It doesn’t look at whether your case is valid or not, but rather considers whether the Home Office carried out its decision lawfully.

Tribunal appeal

You can apply to make your case before a tribunal if you are seeking asylum and in certain other cases, but this route isn’t open for everyone. It also has a time limit, so do contact our immigration solicitor in London as soon as possible to find out if you are eligible to take your case to a tribunal.

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