Non-urgent judicial review applications may be submitted by email following coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Non-urgent judicial review applications may be submitted by email following coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

The Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) (UTIAC) has updated its guidance for judicial review applications which do not require urgent or immediate consideration in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These applications, as well as those which require urgent consideration, can be lodged by email.

From 30 April 2020 and until further notice, changes for judicial review applications made to the UTIAC that do not require urgent or immediate consideration are as follows:

• applications can be filed by email or attachment under 25MB to emails to UTIACJudicialReviewApplications@justice.gov.uk, by post or at the fees counter when the counter re-opens

• parties lodging applications via email that do not include a successful application for Help with Fees will be required to make an online payment

• for professional users who already have a PBA account, payment will be taken in the normal way

• for other users, upon receipt of the application HM Courts and Tribunals Service staff will contact you to ask you to proceed with online payment using a unique reference number

• cheques/postal orders will still be accepted if the application for Judicial Review is filed by post

• cheques/postal orders/banker’s drafts/credit and debit card payments will still be accepted if the application for judicial review is filed at a fees counter

• other fees payable in respect of judicial review may be paid as described above

There has been no change to the guidance issued on 23 March 2020 in relation to judicial review applications made to the UTIAC that require urgent or immediate consideration (Form T483).

Source: Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and guidance

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