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

The following Immigration practice 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
  • Online procedure
  • Legacy appeals
  • Expedition
  • Calculating time
  • Extensions of time
  • Non-compliance with procedural requirements
  • Delegation to staff
  • More...

Procedure in the First-tier Tribunal (IAC)

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 the tribunal.

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