VISA Advice & Appeal Service
Overseas Visas UK provide complete visa consultancy services for applicants wishing to live and work in the UK.
Depending on the purpose and term of visit there are various visa categories.
Visa Advice and Appeal Service;
Appeals in cases of visa refusals from British High Commissions ;
If you have been refused a visa, you may apply again at any time, but if
the circumstances leading to your refusal have not changed, you may be
refused again. We can assist you in making visa appeals (also known as
Entry Clearance appeals).
Appeals in case of visa refusals from UK Border Agency ;
If you have made a valid visa application before the expiry of your previous visa, then you would be given a right of in-country appeal. The deadline to lodge a valid is 10 working days from date of receipt of refusal decision. As the time limits for appealing an in-country rejection are very less compared to those in case of entry clearance appeals, it is therefore important that you contact us promptly for advice without delay.
Our Appeals specialists are registered at level 3 with the OISC (the highest level of registration to provide appeals advice) and have successfully helped over 1000 clients with their immigration problems.
For help to progress an appeal please
In-country Appeals; If you have been refused, then the form lodging the appeal must be submitted within the strict time limit of 28 days from the date of refusal. Please note that legal assistance should be taken in properly completing the grounds of Appeal contained in the Appeal form, which if improperly completed can damage an otherwise strong case. Please note that you must exercise the option of either a paper hearing or an oral hearing on the Appeal forms. Oral Hearings although take a bit longer to be listed and heard but have a higher rate of success as compared to paper hearings.
You can either lodge your appeal form with the BHC near to you or you can send it to the First –Tier (Immigration tribunal and Asylum chamber) in the UK. Once the Appeal is lodged, it is sent by the High Commission together with their explanatory statement to the First –Tier (Immigration tribunal and Asylum chamber) for listing. Please note that the First –Tier (Immigration tribunal and Asylum chamber) is an immigration court and is independent of the Home Office. The First –Tier (Immigration tribunal and Asylum chamber) then lists the matter before an Immigration Judge who hears the Appeal either on papers or orally. Immigration appeals are held at various Immigration Appeal Courts in the UK. Please note that the UK based representative can, with the authority of client present the Appeal before the Immigration Judge and the Applicant’s Sponsor, UK Partner/Relative can give evidence at an oral hearing at the Appeal hearing in the UK.
We work with a team of very experienced barristers who are like us stride towards receiving a successful outcome for our clients. Visa refusals for applications made in the UK (In-country Appeals);
If you are in UK and have been refused a visa by the Home Office, then we can assist you in appealing the refusal decision. As the time limits for appealing an in-country visa refusal are very less compared to entry clearance appeals, it is therefore important that you contact us promptly for advice once you receive a visa refusal.
A brief overview of some of the appeals that have been dealt with by our offices in the last 12 months can be found at our front page under ‘Recently Successful Appeals’.
Tier1 (In Country) Visa refusals;
Our Managing Director Mrs. Reena Sharma has extensive experience of successfully appealing the Tier1 visa refusals.
The process for in-country appeals and the grant of visa, following a favourable win in the Immigration Court can take anything between to 4-6 months (from the date appeal is lodged). During this period you may not be able to travel out of the UK while the appeal is pending or while the UKBA are processing your visa following the successful appeal. In such cases you may instead want to consider the option of filing a fresh application instead of waiting for few months for a decision on your appeal and grant of visa. Please note that if you are considering putting a fresh application then it is advisable to seek legal advice before you do so, as it came sometimes result in adverse consequences such as overstay, break in continuity of stay etc.
What to do if you have received a visa refusal;
Please contact us to find out the deadline within which you can appeal and also please send us a copy of your visa refusal. We can provide free initial telephone advice on the merits of your appeal, the next steps and the time it would take for your appeal to be heard. If you decide to instruct us then we will arrange to see you for getting the documents ready to lodge the appeal.
Immigration Appeal Fees;
We offer appeals at fixed fee rates in case of straightforward visa refusals with one issue. In case of more complex refusals with several issues, our appeal fees are individually priced depending on the time that would be spent in your appeal. Our Appeal fees can be paid in installments. To get a full quote on an appeal case, please contact our offices.
We carry out the following work in appeal cases;
· Lodge the appeal in time before the deadline.
· Keep you informed of any correspondence from the court in relation to appeal hearing date.
· Instruct an experienced barrister (Counsel) with specialist appeal experience.
· Book a conference with Counsel.
· Attend a conference at Counsel’s chambers with you.
· Advice you on evidence.
· Prepare your statements, appeal bundles and lodge them with the court and other relevant parties.
· Instruct a Counsel to represent you at your appeal hearing.
- Disclaimer and Identity Fraud Warning
Overseas Visas UK Limited does not offer any jobs in the UK. We do not have any connection with any job agencies in or outside the UK nor do we have any connection with any one with fake personalities like a person named John who seems to be promising recruitment opportunities in the UK using our credentials. Please note that our company does not have an email account in the name of email@example.com Our email addresses are hosted on our own domain. Please also note that we take no responsibility for any financial transactions or contractual agreements that you have entered into or may enter into with the above warned fake identities like John or their company or their email accounts or any others.