UK to charge for immigration and asylum appeals beginning next week

UK Immigration has announced that the Ministry of Justice will be introducing fee charges for some asylum and immigration appeals beginning 19 December 2011.

Immigrants or asylum seekers who want to appeal against a decision notice dated 19 December 2011 or later will need to pay a fee. The appeal fee will apply to most categories of UK visas and decisions. This will not affect any decision notices that are dated before 19 December.

Appeals may be made in some types of visa application if you think that UK immigration officials have made an error in refusing your visa application.

Also, from 19 December individuals will need to lodge their appeals at the tribunal in the UK.
UK immigration will no longer accept appeals at any overseas UK visa application centres.

Any exemptions to the fees will be outlined by the UK Ministry of Justice and full guidance about the changes will be published on 19 December 2011.

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