We have over 95% appeal success rate at the First-Tier Tribunal stage, may it be immigration asylum or an EEA appeal matter. The secret to our unparalleled appeal success rate lies in accurate identification of real issues at the first instance resolution and addressing those issues with appropriate documentary evidences, engaging with those issues at the first opportunity liaising with the Respondent and seek reconsideration well before the matter is listed for an oral hearing instructing a barrister and seeking their professional advice at the earliest and involving an expert, if needed. The above list of measures isn’t an exhaustive one and there can be certain additional measures which can be taken to supplement success chances.
Most recently, one of our Dubai-based Pakistani client’s spouse visa appeals was allowed on the spot at IAC Taylor House. The Entry Clearance Officer did not accept that our client’s marriage was genuine and subsisting following his reconciliation with the British sponsor wife in 2005. The parties were married in 1989 but had not lived together since 2006. They had a daughter who had been living with her British mother in the UK. The family finally reunited after 15 years.
Similarly, one of our clients from Vietnam whose EEA Family Permit application as a step-daughter of an EEA sponsor previously refused had been withdrawn by the Home Office legal team a few days prior to the oral hearing. Initially, the Home Office didn’t accept that our client was financially dependent on her EEA step-father. Nevertheless, following the production of a wealth of documentary evidence and a request to reconsider their refusal decision, the matter was finally reconsidered out of Court and our client was granted a visa.