Submitting an immigration appeal to 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:

  • Submitting an immigration appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (IAC)
  • Appeal deadlines
  • Starting an appeal on or after 22 June 2020
  • Starting an appeal with MyHMCTS
  • Appeals started on or after 22 June 2020 not using MyHMCTS
  • Appeals started before 22 June 2020: legacy appeals
  • Fees
  • Exemptions
  • Remission of fees
  • Power to defer payment
  • More...

Submitting an immigration appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (IAC)

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for Immigration?

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This Practice Note outlines the procedural aspects of submitting an appeal to the First-tier Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber.

For a summary of the key steps involved in a typical First-tier Tribunal appeal, see Practice Note: Procedure in the First-tier Tribunal (IAC). For the procedural steps and other practical issues involved in preparing an First-tier Tribunal appeal, see Practice Note: Preparing for an immigration appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (IAC).

Appeal deadlines

The deadlines for lodging an appeal to the First-tier Tribunal are as follows:

  1. for in-country appeals, 14 calendar

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