What To Do If Your Visa Application Fails?
Don't Panic — But Get Early Legal Advice
The Immigration Act 2014 severely restricted appeal rights in immigration cases. In fact the new law cut the number of appeal rights from 17 to three. At Geo Immigration Consultants Ltd. in London we offer a range of services to people whose visa applications have been turned down. Call us for a no-obligation discussion about your case. We will try to give you an overview of the merits of any appeal and the likely costs if you do proceed.
Your Options When An Application Is Refused
The law may have been tightened but you still have options:
Appeals — If you do have a right of appeal against a Home Office decision, it may be your last chance so it is crucial to invest the time and energy necessary to prepare thoroughly. Legal advice from our specialist team can make a big difference to the eventual outcome. You also need to act quickly because there are strict time limits for lodging your appeal. Have a look at some of our successful cases to see the kind of appeal cases we have handled in the past. Because we have worked in the area of immigration law for so long, we know what judges look for on appeal so we know how to prepare your case and skillfully present your grounds of appeal in any oral hearing.
Administrative reviews — The Home Office deals with a huge amount of visa applications every day. It is inevitable that staff working under pressure will make mistakes. If you think your case has been mismanaged you can ask for an administrative review of the decision. We can advise you on how to submit such a request and prepare the relevant paperwork.
Making a new application — If you have no right of appeal or you are unable to request an administrative review, you may consider making a new application. We can advise you of your chances of success before you incur unnecessary expense.