Every Notice of Refusal of a Visit Visa to the United Kingdom (UK) has this sentence on
the second page: “In relation to this decision there is no right of appeal or right to
administrative review”. Many people take this sentence at face value and do not know that
they can challenge theis decision if it is wrong.
Whilst a person who is refused a visit visa does not have a right of appeal to the First
Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) he has the right to apply to the Upper
Tribunal for permission to bring judicial review proceedings in order to challenge the
refusal of a visit visa to the UK if the decision refusing the visit visa is wrong.
The application for permission to apply for judicial review must be made promptly and must
be delivered or sent to the Upper Tribunal not later than 3 months after the date of the
decision refusing the visit visa to the UK.
If you have been refused a visit visa to the UK, barristers at Inner Temple Chambers can
study your papers and advise you on whether you have a good case for judicial review at
the Upper Tribunal. If you have a good case they will draft the application for permission
and accompanying documents for you for lodgment at the Upper Tribunal.
Barristers at Inner Temple Chambers can study your papers during a 1 hour initial free consultation.