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    Immigration appeal fees to rise by 500% next week

    UPDATE - The decision to raise fees was reversed on 25 November 2016.

     

    Original story:

    Following a fee hike earlier in the year to immigration applications, tribunal fees challenging Home Office decisions are set to rise –by up to 500%.

    Like many in the legal profession, we are very concerned to see the rise which has been brought in despite widespread criticism. Raising the fees so dramatically further restricts people’s access to justice, with a family of four facing a potential bill of over £3000 to appeal their decisions.

    The only concession that the Government has made is that applicants who have already been classed as ‘destitute’ by the Home Office will not have to pay.  However, with these dramatic rises coming into effect from Monday 10 October 2016 we urge people to get the very best legal advice before submitting any applications. The better prepared your initial application the less likely you are to face these big appeal fees.

    Timing is also important. Remember that many offices close over Christmas, so our advice is make the applications as soon as possible. Also the Home Office raised application fees by 25% last March, and may well do so again this Spring.

    We hold two free drop-in advice sessions each week where you can ask us any questions and discuss immigration cases. They are held every Thursday from 3-6pm and every Saturday from 11am-1pm at our Birchfield Road office in Birmingham. If you can’t attend one of these sessions please get in touch to see how we can help you.