What to do if a visa application has been refused
If you have had an application for Leave to Enter the UK or Further Leave to Remain in the UK, then you may be granted a Right of Appeal.
Certain types of applications, such as applications for settlement as a family member of a UK or EEA national will normally carry a Right of Appeal. However in certain circumstances it may be possible to argue a Right of Appeal even if the applicant has not formerly been granted this in writing in the initial refusal document.
The following applications will normally carry a Right of Appeal:
Many applications do not automatically carry a Right of Appeal, notably applications made from outside the UK under the new Tier Points Based System, such as Tier 1 and Tier 2 employment-related applications.
However if you are applying from within the UK and your Leave to Remain has run out then you may be granted Right of Appeal for all application types.
The Appeal process can be lengthy and complicated. You will need to wait for your Hearing date and timescales can vary, but as a general Rule:
‘In Country’ Visa Applications: 5 – 6 weeks