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Immigration Refusals

With usually much at stake, having an immigration application refused may be very frustrating, confusing and utterly upsetting experience. It always feels personal, unfair and emotionally traumatic. If you experienced such a refusal, acting promptly and correctly is extremely important.

Since each case has its own and unique circumstances and merits, we strongly advise everyone to seek professional legal advice if any of your immigration applications was refused. It is crucial to follow the correct procedure and make accurate representation. Depending on the immigration application there are few ways to handle a refusal: appeal, administrative review, judicial review or fresh application. The letter from the Home office with the reasons for refusal will enable us to identify the most suitable route for you.


If you have made an application that was not a Points Based System application, you may be granted a right of appeal inside or outside the UK.

Right of appeal may arise if the Home Office has:

• refused your application to enter or remain in the UK;
• refused your human rights claim;
• made a decision to refuse the application under the European Economic Area (EEA) Regulations;
• decided to remove or deport you from the UK;
• decided to revoke your asylum or protection status;
• decided to take away your British citizenship.

If your matter is eligible to proceed with appeal, we will lodge it to the Tribunal, draft grounds of appeal, address all points of the refusal letter and handle the case from the beginning and until you reach the final result.

Administrative Review

Depending on circumstances of the refusal, you may have the right to an administrative review of the decision, especially if you submitted a Points Based System application. An administrative review is a review of the same application and the same supporting documents that is carried out by a different Home Office official. It is vital to correctly identify the mistake the Home Office made and submit strong representations to request its rectification.

Judicial Review

Judicial review is a remedy of last resort to challenge the decision of the Home Office which was so unreasonable that no reasonable person acting reasonably could have made it. When all alternative remedies have exhausted, it is possible to bring a claim for permission for Judicial Review.

Fresh Application

Sometimes it may be an option to consider making a fresh application, which may be a quicker and easier, however, it might not always work in your favour. If your legal residency in the UK is affected by this, it may be more appropriate to submit any of the above forms of challenging the decision.

What can we offer for you?

Immigration refusals are usually a stressful and time-consuming experience. At LS Legal Solicitors we realise that and aim to make this process as simple for you as possible. There are many different ways to deal with the refusal, however, it is extremely important to keep on the right track.

We have extensive experience in challenging all types of immigration refusals. We will help you to choose the best option in particular circumstances and can assist at all stages of challenging the Home Office decision, including:

• Advising on the merits of your case and likely outcome of your challenge.
• Lodging an appeal, judicial or administrative review and handling your case until the final outcome.
• Instructing the most experienced barristers.
• Preparing all documents and bundles, witness statements, grounds and skeleton arguments.
• Briefing you about the procedure on the day of hearing.
• Ensuring all deadlines are met.
• Providing legal representation at a hearing.
• Advising you on the procedure following a successful challenge.
• Advising you on options you may have if your challenge was unsuccessful.
• Translating all documents that are not in English.

Please contact our firm on 020 81 44 55 88, via email on info@LSLegaLUK.com or use the contact box to discuss your matter or make an appointment.