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UK Visa Appeal Solicitors

Regrettably, decisions made by the Home Office are not always in your favour, and the appeal process can seem somewhat daunting.

There could be a wide variety of reasons as to why the application or request you made was unsuccessful.

It could be that you applied for the wrong type of visa or that a simple administrative error led to your visa rejection.

At AWH Solicitors we have managed many appeals successfully, and are here to advise you of your options.

Appealing a Decision Made by the Home Office

If you wish to challenge a decision made by the Home Office we strongly recommend you seek legal advice beforehand so that you are aware of what the process entails.

In past hearings immigration judges have commented on the high quality of our appeal process.

We explore every option you may have and will never shy away from taking a case to the supreme court if it is required.

By handling your appeal process from start to finish, we can assure you the best chance at a successful application.

Our Visa Appeal Services

  1. General review of your appeal

    We will review your initial application and why your visa application was rejected.
  2. Assessment on the merits of your case

    We will assess if there is the possibility to appeal the decision made on your visa application.
  3. Preparation of your case and lodging your appeal

    We prepare you for you case and collect all the required documentation before lodging your appeal.
  4. Representation at the appeal hearing

    We will be by your side at your appeal hearing, arguing your case on your behalf.

Successful Visa Appeals

We have an excellent track record for successful appeals and are also experienced in dealing with the first tier and upper tribunal of the immigration chamber.

  • Right to appeal

    It is not always legally possible to appeal immigration-related decisions. Your notice of refusal letter should inform you of your potential appeal rights.

    Generally, cases involving the below matters will hold a right to appeal:

    • Deportation or removal of citizenship
    • Refusal of asylum or humanitarian protection
    • Refusal of human rights claim
    • Revocation of protection status

    We understand that dealing with the UK Border Agency is often a difficult and bewildering process which requires specialist knowledge and determination.

  • The visa appeal process

    When you put forward an appeal with AWH Solicitors, you can expect the process to be made up of the following steps:

    • Pragmatic advice on your review or appeal
    • An assessment on the merits of your case
    • Preparation of your case and lodging your appeal
    • Representation at the hearing

    Our immigration solicitors possess a great deal of expertise in appealing rejected applications and deportation orders.

    With our extensive experience handling complex judicial reviews relating to all areas of immigration law, we can help you too.

Why Applicants Choose to Appeal a Visa Decision with Legal Representation

Our expert immigration solicitors have been highly successful in handling appeal cases on behalf of our clients for many years.

To assure yourself the best chance at a successful outcome of your appeal process contact AWH Solicitors today for consultation specific to your circumstances.

What the Statistics Show

As per the latest figures in August 2018 half of all appeals filed for review were shown to be successful.

In November 2017 the BBC published success rates for different hearing centres, showing a significant difference in these statistics per centre. Some hearing centres showed low success rates of just 21 percent in comparison to the national average.

The research concluded that the lack of a legal representative was found to be a key factor for the variance in these success rates.

This conclusion was made based on the finding that in hearing centres were significantly lower success rates were measured they has also found the highest proportion of appeal cases without legal representation.

Appeal your Visa Rejection with the Help of Successful Immigration Solicitors

The expert immigration solicitors at AWH Solicitors have been successful on many occasions representing clients appeal the decision made on their visa application.

To find out what to do next call us on 0844 414 0667. Our solicitors will review your initial application and the reason for your initial rejection before proceeding with the appeal process.

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Our Fees

Due to the large amount of services and the complexity of each case we cannot provide any standardised fees without knowing a little bit more about your situation.

However, if you get in touch with us we can discuss in detail what charges you can suspect and what fees we will charge.

Full transparency at all times

We aspire to be completely transparent on pricing from the beginning, so none of our clients will ever be surprised at the end of the process.

Furthermore, we believe advice and support from our team of solicitors should be affordable to those in need.

This is why we provide competitive prices across our range of services.

Immigration solicitor fees
30 minute initial consultation £60 + VAT
Additional 30 minutes where consultation runs over £60 + VAT
Initial consultation + advice letter £300 + VAT
Visa checking service(no drafting) £250 + VAT
Extension applications settlement From £1,000 + VAT

Entry clearance fees - out of country
Visit Visa £600 + VAT
Spouse Visa Sponsor Employed £700 + VAT
Spouse Visa Sponsor Self Employed £800 + VAT
Dependants (Parent/Relatives) From £800 + VAT

What is included:

  • Advice on procedures and law
  • Completion of the paper and on line application form
  • Advice on all documents required to submit with application
  • Consider the contents of all documents supplied to submit to the British Embassy and follow up
  • Advice on strengths and weaknesses of the case
  • Preparation of the covering letter
  • Attendances and follow up

In country applications (extensions)
Extension applications for:

  • Spouse visa
  • Tier 4 student
  • Application for discretionary leave/humanitarian protection
  • Applications for long residence
  • EEA Applications
  • Domestic violence applications
Services include:

  • Attendance and advice on procedure and legal procedure
  • Advice and completion of forms
  • Advice on documents required
  • Preparation of covering letter
  • Submission to Home Office
From £800 + VAT
Points based system - applications and extensions applications
  • Extension applications
  • Tier 1
  • Tier 2
  • Tier 4
All cases are individually assessed and if additional dependants are placed on application they will be charged seperately.

From £900 + VAT

Other Immigration applications
Application for transfer of visa into biometrics card £400 + VAT
Travel document application £400 + VAT
Entry clearance forms (completion only) £70 + VAT
Home Office Forms (completion only) £200 + VAT
Asylum From £2,000 + VAT
Asylum - fresh claim £1,200 -£1,500 + VAT

British Citizenship
Application for British citizenship/children registration £500 + VAT

Corporate fees
Employers licence for businesses (online) From £1,000 + VAT
Tier 1 entry clearance (Entrepreneur) From £2,000 + VAT
Tier 1 extension application(Entrepreneur) From £2,000 + VAT
Business audit services Price available upon request

Lodge appeal only £400 + VAT
Lodge appeal and representation £1,200 - £1,500 + VAT
Asylum appeal £1,500 - £2,000 + VAT
Bail application and representation at hearing From £1,000 + VAT
Application for permission to appeal to upper tribunal From £900 + VAT
Review of decision and counsels opinion £350 + VAT

Please be aware that cost may differ depending on your personal circumstances.

Your UK Visa Denied

If your UK visa application was denied you may be able to lodge an appeal to have your application reconsidered.

Figures published by the Ministry of Justice show that on average 50 percent of appeals are successful, clearly highlighting the importance of the visa appeals process available to rejected visa applicants.

You would usually be informed of your UK visa being denied in a letter from the Home Office, which will also state what rights you have to lodge your appeal.

When to Appeal

If you are in the UK when your visa was denied you normally would have 14 days to appeal after you received your visa rejection, while if you are outside of the UK you would have 28 days to appeal your visa rejection.

If you were made to leave before you had the chance to appeal you would have 28 days from the date you left the UK.

With this in mind we recommend you contact our immigration solicitors at your earliest convenience and find out if you have the right to appeal your visa rejection.

Immigration Tribunal Decision Time

Once your appeal is processed you will receive a decision either in person or by post, and as per the governments' website this decision would generally be communicated to you within four weeks after your appeal hearing.

However, figures published by the Justice Minister in the first quarter of 2018 show that waiting times for visa appeals have greatly increased, causing delays for visa applications waiting to hear if they can stay in the UK.

The figures show that in 2017 it took on average 52 weeks for visa appeals to be processed and a decision to be made, leaving applicants and families in great uncertainty for nearly a full year.

The Ministry of Justice has stated these delays have been a result of clearing older caseloads and that visa applicants only were made to wait on average 31 weeks in 2016.

Our Promise to You

  • Approachable and friendly solicitors

    We are committed to delivering a truly personal service that puts you and your wishes first. Our team will always be on hand to support you, regardless of the time or location.

  • Award-winning service across our fields of expertise

    Our high standards of service are applied consistently across all of our departments. Regardless of your enquiry, you can expect to receive the best legal advice delivered in a sympathetic manner.

  • Advice tailored to your needs

    We take the time to listen to your needs and offer guidance that is best suited to your current situation.

    There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution when it comes to any area of law; every case requires a tailored approach and you deserve a solicitor who understands this.

  • Outstanding customer service and care

    Our reputation is largely built on the exceptional level of client care we continue to deliver.

    Every case is handled with the utmost level of respect and many of our clients have recommended us after building an invaluable relationship with our solicitors.

  • Transparent on fees and processes

    Transparency is very important to us as we want you to feel confident in our services.

    We adhere to providing full transparency on fees, ensuring that you know exactly what you are paying for and keep you updated on the progress of your case along every step of the way.