If your Spouse Visa has been rejected, you may be able to appeal the decision. This may be in the form of an Administrative Review, but an official appeal may be a more suitable option, depending on why you are appealing the Home Office’s decision. Appeals can often be drawn out and a strong case is needed to convince the Home Office to reconsider, so it is advisable to work with a legal team if you believe that your application has been wrongfully rejected.
Those looking to appeal their decision may have to attend a Spouse Visa appeal hearing at an immigration tribunal.
While it is hard to overturn decisions, those who are confident that they meet the requirements for a Spouse Visa will benefit from the support offered here at QC Immigration. We can help you submit a convincing appeal that properly highlights your eligibility, by presenting comprehensive evidence and strong legal arguments.
Why a Spouse Visa may be rejected
A Spouse Visa may be rejected for a number of reasons, most commonly it will be due to an applicant not meeting one of the following requirements:
- Proficiency in the English language
- Financial requirements
- Genuine relationship requirements
Additionally, a Spouse Visa may be refused due to a poorly constructed application, an application with inaccurate information or insufficient supporting documentation. If that is the case, an appeal could offer the opportunity to correct the inaccurate information or review areas where there are lacking supporting documentation.
There can be exceptional circumstances that an applicant may fall under, in which case it is important to provide clear proof that the exceptional circumstances are at the forefront of a visa appeal. This may include special needs, medical grounds, children’s best interests and other compassionate reasons.
Appealing your Spouse Visa decision
You can either appeal on your own behalf or have a legal professional appeal on your behalf. It is worth consulting with an expert before appealing to make sure that your appeal is worthwhile, as it may not be if you do not meet certain requirements.
Those who wish to appeal their decision may have a hearing at an immigration tribunal, where an immigration lawyer can argue their case and highlight their eligibility for a Spouse Visa. An appeal with a hearing, known as an Oral Hearing, typically costs £140, but you must also consider lawyer fees if applicable.
Without a hearing, your appeal would cost £80. This would be a written appeal, which again would benefit from an immigration lawyer’s guidance. An experienced professional will help unsuccessful applicants put together a convincing appeal case.
Contact QC Immigration
If you believe your Spouse Visa was wrongfully rejected and want to submit an appeal, you should work with the highly-experienced legal professionals at QC Immigration. Our excellent team can put together an appeal that highlights your eligibility for a Spouse Visa with all the supporting documentation provided in a clear manner.
You can book a consultation with us and discuss the specifics of your case or send an enquiry and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
More guidance on Spouse Visa:
- Spouse Visa
- Spouse Visa 5-Year Route
- Spouse Visa 10-Year Route
- Spouse Visa Application
- ILR through Spouse Visa
- Spouse Visa Lawyers’ Fees
- Spouse Visa UK Cost & Fees
- Spouse Visa Consultants
- Spouse Visa Guidance
- Spouse Visa Refusal Letter
- Spouse Visa Proof of Relationship
- Spouse Visa Mistakes in Application
- Spouse Visa: Separation or Divorce