My wife has been denied UK spouse visa. How can I appeal the refusal decision?

Raheela Hussain, Principal Solicitor of Greenfields Solicitors explains what you can do to appeal the spouse visa refusal decision by the British Embassy.

Question: My wife applied for a spouse visa in Ghana but the British Embassy refused it because they did not accept our relationship as being genuine even though we have been married for two years. We are very upset and want to find out how to appeal the refusal decision since I want my wife to be in England with me quickly.

Raheela Hussain, Principal Solicitor of Greenfields Solicitors
Raheela Hussain, Principal Solicitor of Greenfields Solicitors

Answer: Your wife should have been granted a full right of appeal and there will be a deadline to appeal the refusal decision which is usually 28 days from the date of the refusal notice.

The appeal forms need to be properly completed and the Tribunal fees will also need to be paid. An appeal hearing date will be set by the Tribunal and you will be able to attend the hearing along with a Barrister to argue that the decision to refuse your wife’s spouse visa is wrong and should be overturned and that she should be granted with a spouse visa.

You will need to provide paperwork to the Immigration Tribunal before the hearing including evidence to show that the marriage is genuine and subsisting. It is important to obtain legal advice following a visa refusal decision so you can get the best advice and legal representation for an appeal as appeals can be complicated and lengthy.

By Raheela Hussain,
Principal Solicitor of Greenfields Solicitors

Disclaimer: The above article is meant to be relied upon as an informative article and in no way constitutes legal advice. Information is offered for general information purposes only, based on the current laws. You should always seek advice from a qualified solicitor on any specific legal enquiry. For legal advice regarding your case, please contact Greenfields Solicitors for a Consultation with a Solicitor on 020 8884 1166.

Greenfields Solicitors are a firm of specialist Immigration and Human Rights Solicitors based in North London. The firm was established in 2008 to provide migrants with the best possible legal advice and legal representation in their Immigration and Human Rights matters.

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