Government propose significant increase in Immigration Appeal fees

The government has presented to Parliament their consultation on proposals for the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber). Their proposals include a massive increase in immigration appeal fees:

  • An application for a decision on the papers – this is currently £80, new proposal is to increase it to £490;
  • An application for an oral hearing – this is currently £140, new proposal is to increase it to £800;
  • An application to the First-tier Tribunal for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal – proposal is to introduce a new fee for this of £350, and a fee of £510 for an appeal hearing where permission is granted.

The consultation runs from 21/04/2016 to 03/06/2016 and LFL intends to contribute our view and the impact that this massive increase in fees will have on our clients. If you would like to contribute your view then you can do this directly to the consultation or please email us your views and we can present them on your behalf.

We will continue to keep you updated.

Posted in English on Apr 20, 2016.