Procedure in the First-tier Tribunal (IAC)
Produced in partnership with Rowena Moffatt of Doughty Street Chambers
Procedure in the First-tier Tribunal (IAC)

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

  • Procedure in the First-tier Tribunal (IAC)
  • Procedural requirements: sources
  • Standard directions
  • Expedition
  • Calculating time
  • Extensions of time
  • Non-compliance with procedural requirements
  • Delegation to staff
  • Anonymity
  • Case management review hearings
  • more

Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. For updates and links to useful information, news and news analysis in relation to the implications for immigration lawyers, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19) immigration resources.

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

The following information is based on a typical appeal. It does not necessarily cover every eventuality. The steps involved in lodging an appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (including fees) are examined in the Practice Note: Submitting an immigration appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (IAC). For an examination of various practical issues involved in the preparation of an appeal to the First-tier Tribunal, see Practice Note: Preparing for an immigration appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (IAC).

Procedural requirements: sources

The Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Rules 2014 (Procedure Rules), SI 2014/2604, which entered into force on 20 October 2014, stand as the procedure rules for the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal.

Rule 4 sets out most of the tribunal’s extensive case management powers. Note that r 4(3)(a) enables the tribunal to vary (extend or shorten) any time limit in the Procedure Rules, practice directions or in directions previously given by