First-tier Tribunal immigration appeals: procedure and timing
Produced in partnership with Rowena Moffatt of Doughty Street Chambers
First-tier Tribunal immigration appeals: procedure and timing

The following Immigration guidance note Produced in partnership with Rowena Moffatt of Doughty Street Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • First-tier Tribunal immigration appeals: procedure and timing
  • Lodging First-tier Tribunal appeals
  • Delegation to staff
  • Calculating time
  • Appeal deadlines
  • Lodgment
  • Fees
  • Extensions of time
  • Circumstances in which the First-tier Tribunal may not accept a notice of appeal
  • Standard directions in the First-tier Tribunal
  • more

This Practice Note provides a summary of the key steps involved in an appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) (FTT).

The following information is based on a typical appeal. It does not necessarily cover every eventuality.

Lodging First-tier Tribunal appeals

The Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Rules 2014 (Procedure Rules), SI 2014/2604, stand as the procedure rules for the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal (FTT).

These entered into force on 20 October 2014, repealing and replacing the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (Procedure) Rules 2005 and the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (Fast Track Procedure) Rules 2005. The aim of the new procedure rules is declared as being to simplify the existing rules and to bring them closer into line with the procedure rules in other chambers of the FTT.

The Procedure Rules will apply to all cases being dealt with by the FTT on 20 October 2014, including those that were issued before the 20 October. However, r 46(1) permits the FTT, in order to ensure that proceedings are dealt with fairly, to apply any provision of the previous procedure rules (including the Fast Track Procedure Rules 2005) which applied to the proceedings immediately before 20 October 2014 or to disapply provisions of the new rules. Also, r 46(2) provides that the new rules shall